Filmmaker Kumar Patel Set to Release ‘Man in the Maze’

Kumar Patel on location for “Man in the Maze.”

Indian American independent filmmaker Mitesh Kumar Patel’s debut production, “Man in the Maze,” is set for release this fall.

In the film, a group of four college students embark on a field trip to learn more about the Native American “Trail of Tears.” When they stumble upon a sacred burial mound with a very bad vibe, the four friends end up lost and terrorized by an unknown force.

“I think a lot of viewers are going to get lost the first time through, and they'll have to watch it again to pick out all the details,” Patel said in a statement. “It’s delivered in such a way that it takes you a while to figure it out.” India-West’s request for a comment was not returned by press time.

“The Man in the Maze” stars Liana Werner-Gray, Andrew Roth, Patel himself in a cameo role, Homer Behal and Arth Patel. Patel is a commercial real estate director-turned-filmmaker who shot the film on location around his home base of Florence, Al. According to the film’s Web site, it was an official selection at the Alabama International Film Festival. The film will be released in India by Mowgli Productions, said Patel.

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