Returning to Ananda (2013)

Ananda returns to the tiny town where she was raised, the epicenter of Transcendental Meditation, to introduce her daughter to her father. When she arrives, she finds that knowing yourself is more profound that one might think.


Deja Bernhardt


Deja Bernhardt, Britta Lundin (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Deja Bernhardt ... Ananda
Devin Bonnée ... Luke Evans
Gerald Brodin ... Sam
Hannah Dalton ... School Mom
Vincent Doenges Vincent Doenges ... Craig
Denton Blane Everett ... Adam
Eliza Jarrett ... Daughter
Liz Kimball Liz Kimball ... Heather
Avi Lake ... Daughter
Mykal Monroe ... Model
Chris Osborn ... Ethan
Ilana Preslee ... Izzy Evans
Susan Roberts ... Teacher
Tony Sears ... Fred Evans
Jill Tyson Jill Tyson ... School Mom


Returning to Ananda is a one hour heartfelt, coming of age, made for television series about being lost in a town where everyone has found themselves. Welcome to the picturesque, Iowa town in which Ananda, our main character, grew up, the epicenter of the Transcendental Meditation Movement: Fairfield Iowa. You know, the Beatles guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi? Yes, him. Ananda, a rebellious pornographic cartoonist who is incapable of commitment and always getting herself into trouble, reluctantly returns to this tiny town to introduce her six-year old daughter, Izzy, to her father and get her birth certificate signed so that she can stay in school. When she gets there, Ananda is forced to reconcile who she really is, and in doing so finds that truly knowing yourself is more profound than you might think. If you have ever lived in a small town and left for bigger and better dreams, if you have ever been touched by Eastern Philosophy and it's changed your life, or have ever known anyone ... Written by Deja Bernhardt

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Release Date:

15 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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