The Big Picture

The only journey is the one within. Mandorla follows Ernesto, a visual artist and seeker stuck in a corporate job, who is drawn by dark magical visions to a medieval French city. There he seeks an elusive banker to help him unlock an obscure dream that threatens his job, family, and sanity.





Great screening in Googleville!

Thanks to our host Craig Lawson, we had a great screening at Google yesterday with a very thoughtful and engaging audience there... We discussed everything from the film from Alan Watts to Persian poets (going beyond our references to Rumi).

Most touching for me was one quiet person who watched the film, sat through the Q&A, and then,  at the end when most people had left the theater, raised his hand and said, "Your film touched me. Personally. Very much."  

I don't know his name, and I will probably never see him again. However, I will never forget this moment, and others like them. At every screening about one-third of the audience will wonder what this film was about. Another third will feel there is something there beneath the surface and want to see it again. And there is somebody who wholly feels it, as if it was made for them, that it was about their life. That, for me personally, this is why Mandorla demanded to be made, and now wants to be seen.


Mandorla private screening at Google, Aug. 18 !

Our hometown of Mountain View is the center of the Google universe. We are honored and excited to accept an invitation to screen Mandorla on their campus.

If you are a Google employee and wish to attend this private screening, please contact for more details. 



Mandorla screening in the beautiful Dolby Labs screening room. Perfect projection and sound. Very special night with Mandorla's cast, crew, supporters, and film community in San Francisco. The original Dolby Labs Headquarters, 100 Potrero Ave., San FranciscoThank you Dolby Labs for sponsoring this very special event! And special thanks to Stags' Leap for contributing wine for the reception.

 See the photo album on our Facebook page here.


Mandorla coming to portland for one night only!

UPDATE: We had a fantastic sold-out screening in Portland! See the pics on our Facebook album here.

Dear Portlandia,

After a successful theatrical run in the Bay Area, Mandorla heads to Portland for one night only, June 23, to screen at the fabulous Living Room Theaters downtown at 7PM.

TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE on Tugg (now SOLD OUT).  Thank you Portland for your interest and support to see Mandorla.

As a filmmaker I can tell you that Mandorla was made through a leap of faith and a series of miracles. At its core it is about answering a calling within.  The reality of our low budget required a creative response to realize this story. I adapted vintage anamorphic lenses to a DSLR, used some select studio film clips (carefully, under fair use) to spark meaningful memories, and music was contributed from noted ambient composers to create the film's sensory experience. So far the film is being received well by audiences.

Should you and other Portlandians be interested, please secure a ticket on-line early as it helps to lock-in the screening with Tugg, and we will be increasing our promotion in the coming week and expect to sell out soon thereafter. (Now sold out)


US tour kicks off with SOLD OUT première in palo alto!!!

 Very pleased to announce the start of Mandorla's US tour at Landmark's Aquarius Theater on Thursday May 19 at 7:30PM.


Hosted by Director Roberto Miller and Producer Liz Holdship.


Tickets are no longer available as this screening has sold out! (our two pre-screenings here sold out as well, proving there's no place like home!)


Tickets remain for our San Jose and Larkspur screenings listed below.


Our reception will be held with our good friends at the La Boheme bistro, 415 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Lite bites and champagne will be offered, along with giving out some free posters!



May 19 - Palo Alto, CA - 7:30PM - Landmark's Aquarius Theater - tickets (SOLD OUT)
              (co-sponsored by La Boheme)

May 22 - San Jose, CA - 7:30PM - Camera Cinemas 12 - buy tickets here from Camera 12

May 29 - Larkspur, CA - 7:30PM - the historic Lark Theater - buy tickets here on Tugg
              (co-sponsored by Color A Go-Go, who color graded Mandorla!)

More US cities and dates will be added soon here and will also show up on the Mandorla event page at Tugg.

If you don't see a screening in your city and want one, YOU can host a screening in a theater or in a community center or campus near you. That's how Tugg works and it's pretty simple and cool! Check out their promoter walk-through here.



Begins September 7 with our enthusiastic French distributor, Wayna Pitch



Oct. 2 - Zurich - 18:30 - Riffraff - ticket info soon



Invading soon. Stay tuned. 


Exciting times to say the least, glad to share with you, hope to see you at a screening soon!