The Battle is a surrealist piece about the spiritual battle between heaven and earth. I currently have no budget and very little equipment, so I have been inspired by David Lynch’s early short films. Without knowing it, I imitated him by filming my paintings, and once I discovered that was how he started, I began learning from the way he constructs experimental stories. Each piece of this film was hand-painted by myself, or by my daughters and me, and then filmed according to the story. I prayed my way through each step and even when I did not know where it was going, the Holy Spirit kept leading me.
I have often felt like work about the spiritual battle was cheesy, like it did not really treat it like a battle. In all of my work, but especially The Battle, I speak of spiritual warfare like a real WAR. I hoped to get across the darkness and fear that the battle causes without the “armor of God” which is Jesus and faith in Him, and also the exultation and victory that comes with Him.
Julia O’Donnell-Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Sound Effects, Video Editor, painter
Willow and Sage O’Donnell-featured painters
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