Mud Lotus, a 24-minute short film, had its world premiere at the New Hampshire Film Festival in 2013. It was also an official selection at Albany, Cincinnati, and Copper Mountain Film Festivals.
Starring Rae Dawn Chong, Ron Dye, Adam Tran, and Liz Chiarella
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; John Averese, composer and sound designer; Doug Fellegy, location sound mixer; Rob Widener, second camera and gaffer; Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, producer, exec producer, editor, and first camera; 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 a farm in Putnam County, Indiana and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greencastle, Indiana.
Publication, Honors, and Commissions
Ben Smith and Joe Bolinger in Thespian at the Bloomington Playwrights Project production
Praise for Rhythms, Helen Hayes Award-winner for Best New Play “…playwright Chris White has a dry, satirical sense that keeps things from getting gooey, and her sketches of the seven female characters are incisive little portraits. […] None of these women has a story that is quite what you expect. White is an inventive writer who keeps throwing little surprises at you.” -- Llyod Rose, The Washington Post
In the photo, actor Amy Hayes in Thaw at IndyFringe Basile Theatre
Amy Hayes and Chris White in Thaw at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre production