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Bardo Blues (2017)

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Story of a mentally ill young man attempting to come to grips with his haunting past by seeking solace and understanding in the unfamiliar Eastern culture of Thailand.


Marcia Kimpton, Mark Haining (co-director) | 1 more credit »


Mark Haining (additional writer), Marcia Kimpton | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen McClintic ... Jack Shore
Marcia Kimpton ... Gabriella
Gina Haining Gina Haining ... Clare
Brian Gross ... Trevor Shore
Natalie Denise Sperl ... Elizabeth
Tilt Tyree ... Nick
Micah Kaneko ... Kazu
Christian Pierce ... Brett Shore
Tom Wade ... Mr. Shore
Keni Styles ... Backpacker
Roy Gunatilaka Roy Gunatilaka ... Thai Hotel Clerk
Jetnipat Sumnaoklank Jetnipat Sumnaoklank ... Internet Café Owner
Ian McAleece Ian McAleece ... Seeker
Sinnicha Rattanasaiyai Sinnicha Rattanasaiyai ... Patty
Natthaphong Sinjaroen Natthaphong Sinjaroen ... Tom


Bardo Blues is the story of a man coming to grips with tragedy by escaping to paradise. Set in Thailand, Bardo Blues follows Jack as he struggles to learn the truth about the mother that abandoned him and his own reason for existing. Weaving spiritual awakenings and soulful struggle, Bardo Blues will leave you questioning everything you think you know about who you are, where you came from and where you're going. Written by Anthony Taylor

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Paradise is just a place between heaven and hell. See more »


Drama | Mystery



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USA | Thailand



Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiang Rai, Thailand See more »


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Athena8 Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 96kHz 5.1



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


In addition to directing, producing, and acting, the lead actress, Marcia Kimpton, did all her own makeup for the movie. See more »


Jack Shore: Isn't this place supposed to be paradise?
Gabriella: Most of the time...
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Crazy Credits

The background of the credit sequence features the artwork of Graham Kimpton. He was the director's brother, an executive producer on the film, and suffered from mental illness. His battles inspired the writing and making of the movie. See more »

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18 May 2019 | by mohd_ali_1See all my reviews

Running from past and searching for a future where the truth lies in the present. A subjective interpretation of existence, life and death in a prepetual motion, repeating themselves one after the other culminates down to the one moment. The moment of realization. The film captures the struggle of a young writer, an addict, trying to escape by searching for his mother in a far away place.

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