The 24-minute film had its world premiere as an official selection for the New Hampshire Film Festival. It was also an official selection at the Albany, Cincinnati, and Copper Mountain Film Festivals. 

Collaborators on Mud Lotus include:

Tom Chiarella, executive producer; Eric Branco, director of photography; Chinonye Chukwu, first assistant director and associate producer; Olivia Carmel, production manager, associate producer and script supervisor; composer and sound designer, John Averese; Doug Fellegy, location sound mixer; Rob Widener, second camera and gaffer; Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, producer, exec producer, first camera, and editor; and myself as writer, director, producer and exec producer.

The film also features music written by Ron Dye, performed by Ron and Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, and music by Tibetan flutist, Nawang Khechog who inspired the story on which the film was based. It was shot on and around a farm in Putnam County, Indiana and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greencastle.

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