Miracles and Light
From the director: "I was inspired by the tone and lyrics of the song; the richness of Gretchen’s voice and purity of the uncluttered musicality. It has a complex emotional undertow that conjured feelings of loss and hope. I imagined myself ‘hurdling through space’ and time, falling to earth, and having the will to explore a new and unfamiliar land, but from the point of view of a child, open with sensitivity and flexibility. I wanted to riff on on Nicolas Roeg’s “the man who fell to earth” but give it my own painterly touch in a way that it would align itself with the purity of the song."
Kirk Woodward Nelson
Kirk Nelson is an artist and filmmaker that resides in Los Angeles. Kirk continues to work in Independent film production. He was the writer and director of the feature film “Humanoid” produced by David Schwimmer & Dark Harbor Stories. He has made several short films that have been screened both at “Hollywood Shorts” and AFI in Los Angeles. As a fine artist, Kirk had a solo show at Kim Light gallery entitled “Fade to Black.” He has also shown with Perpetual art Machine in Miami, Scope Art Fair in London, LA ART in New York, and the Hayworth Gallery in Los Angeles . In 2011, Alongside entrepreneur Melissa Bochco and Fashion Designer Jeffrey Sebelia, of Project Runway, Kirk created the original artwork for an avant garde boys clothing line called La Miniatura. The line did extremely well, and by fall of 2012, the clothes were being sold in prominent stores all over the country; including Neiman Marcus and Barney’s in New york. Kirk Nelson earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University, and his masters degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.