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The Mandala Maker (2009)

The story of Naomi, a struggling artist, who attempts to heal herself from a past tragedy in her life by painting Tibetan Mandalas.


Sam Borowski
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Courtney Hogan Courtney Hogan ... Naomi
Terrence Mann ... Museum Chief Curator
Daniel Roebuck ... The Other Person
Yangzom Brauen ... Miranda
Conor Timmis ... Eric
Eric Stein ... Rude Customer
Robert Pralgo ... Art Professor Wade
Frank D'Amato Frank D'Amato ... Frank
Donna McGrath Donna McGrath ... Donna
Emily MacMillan Emily MacMillan ... Emily
Tom Borowski Tom Borowski ... Homeless Boy
Patricia MacMillan Patricia MacMillan ... Emily's Mother
Ron MacCloskey Ron MacCloskey ... RubinCafe Patron
Gregory Nissen Gregory Nissen ... Yoga Student
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilana Seagull Ilana Seagull ... Patty


The story of Naomi, a struggling artist, who dares to dream of a better life. But, is there a better life in sight? Naomi, whose art career and life is seemingly headed nowhere, also has a terrible tragedy from her past that is holding her back from advancing her soul ... and life. This dark secret has overwhelmed her, and taken control of her existence. It has come between her relationship with her boyfriend, Eric, and has held her back in both social and career situations. One day, Naomi discovers the secret of Tibetan Mandalas - circular designs that psychologists - even the legendary Carl Jung, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology - will tell you have 'healing' powers in them. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for Naomi. Once discovered, Naomi attempts to heal herself from this hidden tragedy by painting these very designs. While she does this, Naomi summons the courage to face her past, and walks a spiritual journey toward enlightenment. ... Written by cinematicheroes

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The most powerful healing comes from within.


Short | Drama



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Release Date:

4 June 2009 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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Conor Timmis, playing Eric, wears a Wagner College sweatshirt in one scene. This is the alma mater of Writer-Director-Producer Sam Borowski. See more »


The Mandala Maker
Performed by Robin Anne Phipps
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A very insightful film.
14 June 2009 | by MegabyteClSee all my reviews

I recently had the opportunity to watch The Mandala Maker, and I loved it. This movie touches upon various issues that affect men and women from spirituality, relationships, and how to make life more fulfilling. The main character Naomi, played by Courtney Hogan, does an excellent job portraying the struggling artist and how unmotivated we all feel at times of depression. She searches for ways to make her artwork more unique and fulfilling to her. Her relationship problems with her boyfriend, played by Conor Timmis, are something that many people who are in relationships can relate to. The feeling of being alone, even when you are with someone everyday and the emptiness that engulfs you when you don't know where to turn. The Mandala Maker portrays these problems very well and I am glad that I had the privilege to watch it.

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