Hungarian-born Kovacs made her film in cooperation with two Hungarian legends: Oscar-awarded cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs (no relation to the director), who served at director of photography on the film. It was Laszlo Kovacs's first attempt at digital filmmaking, and his last film before his death in 2007. The film includes archival footage of the Revolution from both cinematographers.
Torn From the Flag premiered in the AFI festival's "Milestones" section and was awarded for Best Cinematography at the Tiburon film festival. The 96-minute film has yet to be screened in Hungary.