Nero Bloom: Private Eye

Please enjoy the above preview trailer (listed first) and also an excerpt from the film.

Winner of Best Student Feature at a prestigious Hollywood festival in 2009, “Nero Bloom: Private Eye” was a smashing success among critics and fans alike. Created on a shoestring budget by two undergrad students, this 45-minute feature film sets the bar for true independent cinema. With a cast and crew of over 100 volunteers, 23 filming locations, and over 6 months of principle photography, “Nero Bloom” is a rousing example of cinematic storytelling.

When young private eye Nero Bloom is hired to follow a down-and-out gambler, everything seems business as usual. But when the gambler winds up dead in a hotel elevator, the game is on and Nero is a suspect. With action, suspense, and seduction…Nero must travel a labyrinth of clues to reach one twisted ending.

Nero Bloom: Private Eye (2009) on IMDb 

Critical response:

“There isn’t an element of the film that hits a false note. It is perfectly pitched.” – Catherine Lee (Whatzup Magazine)

“Nothing short of astonishing!” – Steve Penhollow (The Journal Gazette)

“I have made films for 30 years, and I screened ‘Nero Bloom’ myself. I thought it was brilliantly shot. I loved the black and white, and I thought the art direction was exquisite.” – Suzanne DeLaurentiis (award-winning film producer)


Best Student Feature
2009 Cinema City International Film Festival

Best Live-Action Film
2009 Forester Films Showcase

Chris Award
2009 Columbus International Film + Video Festival

Official Selection
2009 Asheville Film Festival

Director: Jason Eberly
Producers: Jason Eberly & Nathan Hartman
Screenwriter: Nathan Hartman
Starring: Phil Black, Bethany Edlund, Mark S. Esch, Glen Pearson, and Dana Christy
Cinematographer & Editor: Jordan Steele
Composer: Rich Douglas
Sound Designer & Mixer: Jordan Wolf
Executive Producer: Lance Clark

ClientHuntington UniversityRole(s)Director, Producer, VFXYear2009GenreDetective Noir/

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