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From Burning Man to Boom, Envision to Earth Frequency, all around the planet, transformational festivals are fostering extraordinary experiences, fuelled not by profit, but by inspiration, connection, and creative expression. From colorful artists and charismatic producers who make the magic happen to diverse participants whose lives are altered forever, The Bloom unveils the stories that offer an intimate window into the experience.LEARN MORE
"The positive growth and inspiration that comes from these events is hard for most people to access and hard to explain, but the Bloom videos make it accessible, inspirational, and entertaining!"
"YES! We need this important underground movement, oriented toward health, love, and joy, to come out of its closet and get exposed to the world! Positive voices must be heard to override the negativity we hear everyday in the news. I can’t imagine a better antidote to 'reality as usual'.”
"The show’s integrity and truthfulness really showcase what actually happens there in a way where I feel like I am back and it is just like I have experienced it… The way the series is made is truly magnificent… This is a cultural phenomena that has never existed before, has outlandish potential… and should be documented carefully."
"This series is going to create ripples and blow up any platform it finds itself on :)"
“I’m very excited to see this series unfold! I think it's important for those not in tune with the transformational festival community to understand… how they differ from your average music festival, and understand that people are having meaningful, life changing experiences… Staying tuned!”
"These are world-changing stories that need to be told and shared widely. The human family will only survive if we transform in massive ways very quickly and festival culture is the experimental sandbox where it’s happening now!"
"I’m voting for your success in getting the message out that there is a way to live that is more connected to passion, values and each other. The world needs this hope, needs to see how to find it and become part of the movement to take our world back."
"We’re so glad Bloom is back! Exploring the connection between community and the festival cultures around the world tickled our travel-and-festival-going bug… Can’t wait to see what and where Bloom will explore next!"
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The Ancient and The Future Are Calling Now
For us to discover how to feel more fully alive
Music Festivals are a modern rite-of-passage
that millions attend annually around the planet.
The Bloom delivers the definitive story of this experience
and beyond into the visionary vanguard of festival culture.
It’s a sizzling, sexy and profound quest as bright and vibrant
as the festivals themselves.
HOW DO YOU GO BACK?
But dreams don’t come easy as they return to their daily lives to face the challenges of living their gifts and bringing their revelations back to the “real” world.
Exploring themes poignantly relevant to the Zeitgeist, visionary director & host Jeet-Kei Leung guides a provocative, timely inquiry unpacking the ethos and deeper meaning of these unordinary experiences.
It’s a wild, revelatory, and healing collective Hero’s Journey that brings to life how, even in these foreboding times, there’s always the potential to transform our lives and re-make the realities we create together.
It’s TIME to BLOOM!
Top: Graphic Design Yali De Keijzer
2: The Man by Larry Harvey & Rod Garrett Burning Man – Photo Ron Worobec
3L: Boruca Art by La Cola del Mono Envision Festival
3C: Main Stage Boom Festival – Photo Jakob Kolar
3R: Mirror Man Burning Man – Photo Scott London
4L: Lux Moderna at Beloved Festival
4C: Opening Ceremony Ozora Festival – Photo Pawel Wieloch
4R: Main Stage Beloved Festival – Photo Zipporah Lomax
5L: Envision Festival – Photo Daniel Zetterstrom
5C: Lightning In A Bottle – Photo Daniel Zetterstrom
5R: Envision Festival – Photo Daniel Zetterstrom
6: “What If This Is All Real” Olivia Steele – Photo JBK Photos
7: “Mayan Warrior” Art Car Burning Man – Photo Daniel Cohelo
It’s been a year and a half since I have been to a transformational Festival and I have felt the affect of it’s absence so deeply. I am so grateful to have come across this series now. The inspiration that has hit, the remembrance of the connectedness that I long for has set me on my path! THANK YOU!
I remember watching the original Bloom webseries thinking, “If only everyone saw this, our society would be one big Transformational Festival!”
Well now, with the introduction of the Bloom TV Series, everyone would be able to see it. And what’s more is that now in 2020, the world will be much more receptive to the core message of transformation since the current systems are rapidly destroying our planet and us in the process.
Sure, the TV Series will provide an amazingly beautiful experience just like the webseries did, but the bigger platform and upgraded viewing experience means this could be exactly what we need to help push us to the “Tipping Point” of finally evolving our cultural, monetary, environmental, and spiritual beliefs on a world-wide scale.
Happy to be connected and see the work that is happening to show proof of infinite possibility. I was pointed your way through Nahko who is really coming through in these times as a voice for the New Earth and the Medicine Tribe we have been building and growing and supporting. Light and Love to you from the Eastern Banks of Turtle Island.
As a founder of the Cosmic Convergence Festival and of a transformational retreats platform (NuMundo), I love the work that Bloom is doing to communicate the stories of the transformational movement with the world. This is the resource I point people to when they ask about the transformational movement.
I’m a researcher of transformational events. The Bloom was a landmark webseries, beautifully produced and a go to resource on the phenomenon of Transformation Festivals. Jeet-Kei Leung is a dedicated film maker and cultural activist. His proposed TV series on this subject will be very timely indeed. In an age of peril, when the world is literally burning, these events that are growing in popularity around the world are pathways of hope into a sustainable future. I’m sure this series will have great appeal and will likely correspond with the publication of a scholarly book I am co-editing called Event Horizons: Festivals, Movements, Cultures.
Almost 5 years ago The Bloom Series changed my perspective of life and I`m grateful for all the work you´ve done!! I believe this are extremely powerful stories that needs to be shared!! I`ve been so inspired by this community and definitely been positively influenced to become a change in my own life and all my relations.
This looks amazing!! I want to see more.
This looks to be a relevant, eye, mind, and heart opening series. Bring it on! You have my support and vision that this is green lit and being made.
Festival culture is a fascinating emergent human collective creation of our time. I’m excited to see this series!
It’s not possible to overestimate the importance of art in transforming culture, and the gatherings covered by The Bloom are those intentionally designed to foster this vital process. Watching it provides an inside scoop into the process of their creation and the experience of both producers and participants. To witness the transformational festival scene through this lens and with Jeet-Kei as a host is to taste the nectar of an emergent culture which is rich with inspiration, positivity and the dynamic spirit required to ground lofty notions of what our world might look like in love. I can only imagine that their coverage will draw yet more people to participate in these festivals, leading to more of us living life fully while respectful of nature. This is something essential in our times, and I’m excited to see this project continue for the benefit of global society.
The Bloom Series is a must see! Capturing the stunning diversity of humanity through consciousness expanding transformational events! The story is rich with sapien cultura and how it weaves and expands throughout time, from ancient indigenious practice to modern day advancements in human potential. Bless this work and all the amazing people who poured their heartd and soul into this production. May the whole world watch and become better because of it.
Wooooooowwwww so excited you are back!
I discovered transformational festivals through your doco and have been
delving into the world via the burner events Kiwiburn and Burning Seed for
the past five years. I have 100% developed my art after being inspired from
your movies, and I am literally driving back from Burning Seed now after
setting up a theme camp and art installation for the fifth time.
My next steps is taking our work back into our home town and share the
transformational culture to people that can’t make it to festivals.
I can’t thank you enough and am looking forward to seeing your next
An absolute wonderful, inspiring, and poignant reflection of a culture not seen by many. The power of co-creation, Love, and the beauty we can create when we work together are on highlighted in such a beautiful way, prompting an inquiry as to how we can bring this to our everyday lives. Whether you have gone to a festival or not, I cannot recommend highly enough to watch this series.
This looks like an amazing initiative. I found it in the description of a song on SoundCloud. Looking forward to season two because I’m interested in the part about how people integrate their experience in daily life. Keep the magic going!
After countless Rainbow Gatherings internationally, Burning Man in 1999 and again in 2004, and then Beloved a few years later, Bloom was a validation that all of this IS going somewhere, changing how we live, integrating into society, and that kindred spirits exist in numbers and can come together at Transformational Festivals in increasingly relevant ways.
I am currently co-producer of MAnaFest Big Island – In Honor of the Sacred Feminine,
now in its 5th year in Hawai’i, open to all genders, with Live and Dj music on 2 stages, over 25 Educational Workshops, Zero Waste initiative, Hawai’ian culture, Live Painters & Art Gallery, Grandmothers council, Healthy local Food and Woman-made merch Vendors plant medicine wisdom, conscious Keiki clubhouse, pool and hot tub, and more.
We have people like you to thank for planting the seeds.
When I first found The Bloom, I needed it. It inspired in a time when I felt isolated and depressed. It gave me hope and direction, and a reminder that I’m not alone.
As a teen, I found my home in the rave counter-culture before moving to Hawaii to live a sustainable farming lifestyle. All my dreams of combining the two passions came apart until I found Ecstatic Dance in its early iteration on Big Island. Getting involved brought back so much joy, passion, and magic in my life. Dancing and DJ’ing once again became a ritual for my wellbeing.
But, life took a turn for me when I had a devastating back injury, forcing me to step away from my career focus and most activities. I took a corporate job with Apple, worked too much, and gradually lost touch with the community with whom I feel so aligned.
Now, years later I’m gradually finding balance in my lifestyle, integrating connections to the community who inspires and brings me joy, excitement, and a sense of feeling loved and valued. Though it’s been difficult finding where I fit in, I’ve gotten lucky to find a passion for video-production, and more and more I feel it is appreciated for telling the stories of the community. I look forward to seeing how The Bloom, and also my contributions leave a mark in the world.
In my early 20s during the 90s, when I moved to the west coast, I was swept into these magickal transformative festival worlds and have experienced the most amazing connection with community, expression and sharing. Festivals like Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Coachella, etc….. Always wishing there was a way to share the beautiful worlds we would create within these events with the rest of the world, I’m so thrilled the Bloom project is committed to doing that. There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and the gold is shared within our hearts
This story is very cool, a needed one to tell, and a reality of my life along w the tribe at our burning man camp. Great job! Can’t wait to watch 🙂
I first watched Jeet-Kei Leung’s TED talk on Transformational Festivals – after experiencing an event he had founded and continued supporting 10 years later – and what else is there to say – My life and my communities are forever transformed. And I have him to thank as the one who plugged me into the source socket at a time when I needed it more than I knew. Thank you. This work is pure magic.
I’m very excited to see this series unfold! I think it’s important for those not in tune with the transformational festival community to understand what exactly is happening at these events, how they differ from your average music festival, and understand that people are having meaningful, life changing experiences. It sounds like this series will do just that. Staying tuned!
Can’t wait for this inspiring documentary so we can catapult Impact Festival to be one of the most transformational ever created!
The first time I met Jeet he was covering a small festival in Alberta. Fast forward a couple years and we are hosting a screening of Bloom found our local community there.
I have always believed in this project because for the first time ever *that feeling* was presented in a accessible way to people outside our community.
Keep up the hard work everyone. You are doing good things.
Glad to see your work on this continuing Jeet Kei! An important story as we all struggle to transform the dying old paradigm.
Amazing Amazing Jeet Kei. Saw your post today on FB and found out about this project. This
is surely inspiring. My hat is on to this work!
I love this series so much. Every time I watch a Bloom video I get filled with inspiration and energy to help grow the movement <3
how beautiful and hope inspiring
YES! You are capturing so authentically our family, this community, this tribe. You are putting words to our messages and doing so eloquently. A lot of times, some in our community (myself included at times) get nervous about this message growing a wider audience yet it is a truth so powerful and so needed to be shared that I know we will all connect even deeper to keep it sacred and cherished. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we wish to see in this world. We are cocreating transformation and this evolution is beautiful. Please keep sharing and thank you so much for updating us and I look forward to continuing this journey and staying in the loop with you.
Blessed be family!
Thank you so much for all the work you’ve put into capturing the ineffable beauty of these festivals and life-time connections made there. Its incredible how each year the discoveries and transformations become deeper and more profound; a good reminder that you’ll never have it all figured out. <3
I was excited to see a Bloom email back in my inbox. Thank you for staying true to your vision and I look forward to watching what comes to be — all in perfect timing. Keep going! This series is going to create ripples and blow up any platform it finds itself on :).
These episodes truly captured the essence of the movement of transformational festivals. Ironically, I have been on a similar yet completely different journey for the last 7 years that started also with the death of my father and our complicated relationship. Thank you for sharing this important work about what it means to be human in these times and how our tribe is stronger when we are real with each other
The Bloom Series marked a very satisfying moment in my life. I had been involved with the transformational festival movement since 2008 and rave culture since 2000. When I watched the first episode I felt so incredibly validated; everything I had felt and experienced was being echoed in a digestible framework that I then shared with friends and family both within and outside of the community. It made explaining why I made the decisions I did about how I spent my time and resources so much easier. I love the OG Bloom Series and look forward to whatever iteration comes next. XO
I feel this series is so important and will affect the lives of many people.
Thank you for all of your immensely hard work to make this happen.
I’m so excited to see more!
This would be amazing. I would definitely watch this.
We totally need this. I’m loving the shift in the sorts and types of documentary films and series available. Completely eye opening. Thank you for making this. More please 🙂 the time is now.
This is the documenting of a time in history that will either be looked back upon as humanities ultimate awakening or the moment when we lost it all! I for one believe that with enough exposure this powerful story will be a catalyst for real inspired change, the kind of change that reshapes what we collectively believe is possible for our future! Our collective consciousness is ready for this evolutionary jump…. but are we too scared to make the leap of faith? People are inspired to do amazing things when we BELIEVE DEEPLY in something… I Believe in now and I believe in you and this vision of The BLOOM!
what the world needs right now is for human goodness to bloom. transformational festivals are designed to maximize that, and The Bloom is designed to spread that message more broadly, inspiring the cultural shift and values that just might save the world.
Thank you Jeet-Kei and team for taking on this mission!
Much love for the Bloom online episodes! Looking forward to seeing more <3
These are world-changing stories that need to be told and shared widely. The human family will only survive if we transform in massive ways very quickly and festival culture is the experimental sandbox where it’s happening, now! Watching the web series gave me strength and inspiration as a social visionary and I’ll continue to share everything from the Bloom Series with everyone interested in a better society.
The Bloom was a HUGE part of my entering into the world of transformational festivals. I used the episodes as a kind of menu for which environments to explore during my first years exploring this world. The community of these festivals have accepted and affirmed me. They value the gifts i have to share, such as music, dance, tea and holding ritual space. The people with whom i’ve connected over the years are my real family. Overall the transformational festival world and people are my true community and have been the catalyst for my personal evolution in ways that are astounding and continue to unfold. Thank you.
We should say transformational festival meme has been around for a decade when Jeet-Kei Leung took the courage to let the world know about a global epiphenomenon. Standing on the shoulders of the so called beat generation, electronic awakening and the counterculture movement initiated by the hippies in the sixties, the transformational festival concept is now on full swing all over the planet Earth. Boom Festival, in Portugal is a spot on example. This global epiphenomenon is of a great interest for human science, anthropology and sociology so we get a better understanding of ourselves in the early stages of the new millenium, the so called – digital era.
The Bloom is the series that will tell our story right and leave a legacy for the new generations to come..
Excellent work Jeet ! This is going somewhere, you are planting seeds for a future humanity -that might actually bloom !
We’re so glad Bloom is back! The first series of short videos that was produced were so inspiring! Exploring the connection between community and the festival cultures around the world tickled our travel-and-festival-going bug. Eagerly awaiting more news on future Bloom projects… Can’t wait to see what and where Bloom will explore next!
wow, this is so valuable! the positive growth and inspiration that comes from these events is hard for most people to access and hard to explain, but the Bloom videos make it accessible, inspirational, and entertaining! if I had seen videos like this before attending ay of these events it would have blown my mind!!!
I truly and humbly appreciate the work you have done and are doing! The shows integrity and truthfulness really showcase what actually happens there in a way where I feel like I am back and it is just like I have experienced it. This is not a traditional hype marketing video that makes me want to go somewhere, buy something or experience something different than what I am, but a REAL REPRESENTATION (as unbelievable as that may seem to some) of a reality that has been carefully created and curated and can experienced if one cherishes, values it and wants to go. It is strong yet we need all the actors in this system to have an open mind to learning and be open to experience.
The way the series is made, is truly magnificent and I am saying this from the perspective of doing and volunteering and participating at transformational festivals globally for the past 10 years. This is a culture phenomena that has never existed before, has outlandish potential that cannot be be known by one or few people and should be documented carefully. There is a project called Burning Stories that is making a research-based scientific case on personal transformations and experiences at Burning Man free of charge for the community: https://burning-stories.org/.
Thank you and Blessings!
Thank you so much for creating this series… It’s important to capture the depth and potency of the transformation that’s happening within this culture.
YES! We need this important underground movement, oriented toward health, love, and joy, to come out of its closet and get exposed to the world! Positive voices must be heard to override the negativity we hear everyday in the news. I can’t imagine a better antidote to “reality as usual.” Keep going!
Thank you for producing this amazing videos about this culture where I found my tribe and my community. I hope more people will choose to experience these festivals, they are very transformative
What a wonderful world!