By Roberto MILLER


Fantasy - Completed 2015

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

& Awards

Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles 2015
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2015
San Francisco Film Awards 2015
Best San Francisco Film
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roberto MILLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Roberto MILLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Roberto MILLER (Mandorla Movement LLC), Liz HOLDSHIP (Mandorla Movement LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • Mandorla is centered on a character searching for a meaningful life despite his conflicting inner and outer worlds.

      Ernesto is a devoted father, mystical seeker, and a visual artist stuck in a corporate job. Worse yet, he has disturbing dreams at night and is haunted by dark and magical visions when awake.

      His life is turned inside out when his young daughters playfully knight him. He realizes that what’s happening to him eerily echoes the challenge that heroes in myths and movies must face, or is he simply going insane?

      Desperate to understand what he is meant to do, he tries to push back on the waking visions. He encounters a guide in the form of a beautiful woman who senses his despair and offers a veiled way forward.

      Inspired, he makes a video appealing for support and posts it on the web. An email soon arrives saying that what he seeks will be provided at a bank in a medieval French city.

      With his job, marriage, and sanity in the balance, he kisses his daughters and sets off on a quest that leads him to a mysterious world where he must find an elusive banker who may be the one to help him unlock his dream.
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