The Garden and the Wilderness was produced by Stephanie Huettner and written / directed by Craig Whitney. The film premiered at the 2011 Rome International Film Festival and was chosen by the Houston Film Commission for its Texas Filmmaker's Showcase program in 2013, honoring the year's best Texas short films. The Garden and the Wilderness screened at more than a dozen festivals across the U.S. and around the world, including the Dallas Video Fest, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, and the Portobello Film Festival in London. The film is also available to download from iTunes, Amazon, and VHX.
The Film Festival Collective is an XFINITY On Demand program that features short films and other quality content from a variety of film festivals across the eastern half of the United States, including the Atlanta Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, and Ozark Foothills FilmFest, which screened The Garden and the Wilderness in 2014. The program spans across in thirteen states, available to millions of XFINITY customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The Garden and the Wilderness and other films featured on the Film Festival Collective will be available at no-cost to XFINITY subscribers within the region. The program is available on both the original Comcast On Demand platform as well as the new X1 platform. With X1, subscribers can access content using voice commands on their X1 remote.