Sophie is an unmotivated comedian. When her estranged young daughter is unexpectedly thrust back into her life, Sophie’s plans have to be reshuffled. While they both struggle to adjust to the new environment, Sophie must come to terms with the fact that she’s in over her head.
Writer, director, producer: Gloria Mercer
Director of Photography: Katrina Tadros
When I started writing Bombing, I set out to make a film that challenged the idea of what it meant to be a mother. I wanted to show the moments of vulnerability that came with being a deadbeat mom. Exploring this through a mix of comedy and drama appealed to me and, luckily, I was able to rely on the amazing instincts of Lauren McGibbon, who plays Sophie, and the remarkable precocity of Penelope Good, who plays Quinn.
I am so proud of the work that went into this film. It taught me a lot about directing and the films that I want to make. I have my remarkable cast and crew to thank for making it such a worthwhile experience. I hope you enjoy it!
About Gloria Mercer
Gloria Mercer was born and raised in East Vancouver. She graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2016, majoring in film and minoring in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.
Bombing screened at over 30 film festivals in North America and Europe, winning best in its category at the Whistler Film Festival, and screening at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival.
In May 2018, she completed All Happened Before, a coming-of-age short shot on 16mm film about a young girl and her babysitter. It is the inaugural project of her production company, See Horse Films, founded with her partner and collaborator, Aidan West.