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From the Mud Grows the Lotus (a Kickstarter campaign)
From the Mud Grows the Lotus (a Kickstarter campaign)
201 backers pledged $39,095 to help bring this project to life.

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In the story of Oren we follow Emile as she struggles through a tragic loss and her road to recovery through the accidental oracle of Oren.

We have created this Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to put this short film into production and see it through to its completion. 

  • Writer and Director: Tahyna Tozzi-MacManus
  • Starring: Tabrett Bethell, Trilby Glover
  • Producer: Kai Lillie
  • Cinematographer: Larkin Donley
  • Editor: Nicholas Monsour
  • Production Designer: Govind Rae
  • Art Director: Dustin Wright

Kickstarter Campaign Music by: Sam Wagster and Dhalgren (http://dhalgren.bandcamp.com/)

More information on Oren and the cast and crew involved can be seen here:

www.facebook.com/theorenmovie

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3602176/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

https://twitter.com/The_Oren_Movie

http://ataglancemag.com/from-the-mud-grows-the-lotus/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2568150/Tahyna-Tozzi-turns-director-shoots-scenes-new-film-project.html

http://www.gemmapeanutgallery.com/blog/2014/3/31/oren

A little more about our Oren;  

"Oren in our story is an accidental hero. You'll meet him when our film is complete, and we hope he'll have a profound effect on your life, just as he does with Emile's. Oren can be described as an unassuming homeless man with a kind face and the rest you will discover through Emile's journey. We cannot wait to share our story of hope, faith, love and change with you."

--Tahyna Tozzi-Macmanus (Writer/Director)

Risks and challenges

The hardest part of making a film is often finding the budget. Every dollar helps us realize our dream. We believe in the story of Oren and the message it will convey. We promise to deliver you a truly beautiful and inspiring film. Thank you for your contribution.

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