Burning Bodhi

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Burning Bodhi
Burning Bodhi.jpg
Directed byMatthew McDuffie
Produced byMarshall Bear
Marj Ergas
Written byMatthew McDuffie
StarringKaley Cuoco
Landon Liboiron
Sasha Pieterse
Cody Horn
Music byIan Hultquist
CinematographyDavid J. Myrick
Edited byBen Callahan
Distributed bymonterey media inc. (usa)
Release date
  • November 1, 2015 (2015-11-01) (Austin Film Festival)[1]
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Burning Bodhi is a 2015 independent film written and directed by Matthew McDuffie. It stars Kaley Cuoco, Landon Liboiron, Sasha Pieterse, and Cody Horn. The film had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival on November 1, 2015.[2]


Dylan (Landon Liboiron) finds out via Facebook that his best friend from high school, "Bodhi" has died suddenly of an aneurysm. Reluctantly, he returns to his old neighborhood in New Mexico to grieve his popular[3] friend's death. Yet, as past lovers and old friends follow suit, Dylan gradually realizes his homecoming also means reconciling the realities of his present with those of the people from his past.[4] The former classmates struggle with the experience of confronting not only Bodhi's sudden passing, but their own vulnerability to blind chance. Throughout their reunion, sticky feelings of love, longing and regret are stirred up in the characters, alongside novel insights into forgiveness, mortality and gratitude.[3]



Principal photography commenced in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July 2014.[6][7][8]

Production team[edit]

Matthew McDuffie - writer/director
Marshall Bear - producer
Marj Ergas - line producer

Executive producers[edit]

Michael Lazo - Untitled Entertainment
Mary Vernieu - Betty Mae Casting
James Katz - Wyle/Katz
Heather Clark - Honey Bear Presents


The film had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival on November 1, 2015.[2] monterey media bought the U.S. and Canadian rights for the film in November following the Austin Film Festival. The theatrical launch was March 18, 2016.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2016-01-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Burning Bodhi". Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3770426
  4. ^ "'Hemlock Grove' and 'Big Bang Theory' Actors Starring in Indie Drama 'Burning Bodhi'". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ Adrian Gomez (7 July 2014). "'Big Bang Theory' star to work on new film in Albuquerque". Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  6. ^ ""Burning Bodhi" to shoot in New Mexico". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Film 'Burning Bodhi' to begin production in New Mexico". Ruidoso News. Ruidoso, New Mexico. 10 July 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  8. ^ "The New Mexico Film Office Announces "Burning Bodhi" To Begin Production". SantaFe Hometown News. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 24 March 2015.

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