Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Darin Brooks, Sean Hemeon & Olympian Tai Babilonia Join the Cast of Award Winning BLOOMERS

BLOOMERS, winner of Best Director (Comedy) at the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards for season one, has officially announced its plans for a bigger, better and badder season two.

Showrunners Matt Palazzolo and Fernanda Espíndola have been engineering a enormous upgrade to the already popular dramady for months. Their ambitious goal this season: 15 episodes, each 15-20 minutes in length.

We'd like to think that the show's ISA3 attention (in addition to the Best Director win for Henryk Cymerman and Tim Russ, Espíndola was nominated for Best Actress) in some way contributed to their success in attracting new top-flight talent. In addition to the core players, who are actually all friends in real life as well, BLOOMERS has new, secret weapons in the battle for web series funding and attention.

- Emmy winner Darin Brooks is joining the cast, a thrill for any DAYS OF OUR LIVES or BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE fans. Indie aficionados will remember Brooks from MISS BEHAVE, as well.
- While Tai Babilonia has appeared on a handful of TV series such as ST. ELSEWHERE and BEVERLY HILLS 90210, her biggest claim to fame is that she's an Olympic figure skater. Rumors abound concerning exactly how that skill set might be on display in BLOOMERS.
- HUSBANDS hunk Sean Hemeon (CRIMINAL MINDS, TRUE BLOOD) plans to join as well, and don't forget - Director Russ is also an actor. Yes, he's the STAR TREK: VOYAGER Tim Russ.

With plenty of star power, an existing audience and a strong script, all BLOOMERS needs is a budget. To that end, everyone involved is chipping in to offer some unique perks through their Indiegogo page, such as:
Dinner with Star Trek's Tim Russ
You will be flown to Los Angeles for 2 nights (from anywhere in the continental USA) and treated to a dinner with Bloomers director (and Star Trek icon) Tim Russ.
Ice Skating with Tai Babilonia
You get a private ice-skating lesson for you and a friend with Olympian / World Champion / US Champion pair skater, Tai Babilonia (LA-based only)
BLOOMERS aims to raise $29,000 by the end of September. With luck, they will release new episodes in time to qualify for the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards.

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