I thought, prayed, and worked very hard to create an accurrate portrayal of my current life struggles, without getting too dark. I am strangely vulnerable in this film, but also have very good memories attached to each video clip used in this video, thanks to many good people! Sometimes it is difficult to trust God, but when I run, it seems to be toward God, with a sense of urgency; God's hands are the best things to cling to!
The struggles between storms and calm beauty is, to me, the essence of spiritual warfare. It is a daily fight to get up to keep running the course without knowing what is ahead, or really, what the end goal looks like. Right from birth, my life has been pitted with extreme abuse, negligence, rejection, and darkness, yet though I should have died many times over - at the hands of others, or even at my own hands - God seems to keep me alive, regardless. I wanted to make spiritual warfare understandable in this video - something that the next person understands. The film respresents how, no matter which course we run, every single person in life carries the battles of light and darkness deep inside of their souls.
Soroush - filmed the running
Sam - lent her house and light-up keyboard to be filmed for this project
Carl - driving slowly through the mountains while I filmed the road
Jeannette - recommended this Engage Art opportunity
Madria - filmed the nature, piano playing, and highway, played and wrote background music, script and voice narration; developed the concept and orchestrated it, video and audio editor
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