Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 2:22am - Video
I hope you enjoy this beautiful short film capturing of the essence of Kirsi Ranto, a lovely musical artist from Jalasjärvi, Finland. Kirsi and I both love to spread love through our art, so to be able to synergize together and combine my visuals with her music, and share this with you is a dream come true.
I am so excited to share this special project with you. It is something that is very dear to my heart, and has been one of the most life changing experiences I have ever had. About 7 months ago, Kirsi reached out to me on Facebook after seeing my short film Yosemite Range of Light. Right away we both realized that we have the same mission in life, to spread love. So we decided to dream up a project together. I had been wanting to do a short film for quite some time that captured the essence of an artist, and after hearing Kirsi´s beautiful music, and realizing her life mission is so similar to mine, I knew she was the perfect one to synergize with.
The process of bringing this to life has been one of the most rewarding, enriching, growing experiences of my entire life, and has truly helped me step into the next chapter of my life; both as an artist and a human. When Kirsi and I first started woking on this project, we didn´t have plans or expectations, but we knew that if we just got together it would all work out. We quickly found that something magical happens when we come together and open up to the universe to allow love to flow through us. We both genuinely want to share love with the world, and when two souls connect with such genuine, pure intentions, I believe there are no limits.
Kirsi is one of the most talented musical arrests I have ever met. While her work has been widely known in her home country of Finland for almost 15 years, once I heard her beautiful voice and magical songs, I knew I wanted to help introduce her to a wider audience. It just so happened that while I was in Finland filming with her, that she wrote her first song in English. One morning she just had to go be with her piano, because a song was coming to her. About an hour later, Be The Light You Are was born, and the live version you will see performed in this film was shot and recorded that same evening.
The other song performed is Fields of New Light. When you see Kirsi playing in that golden field that just happens to be right next to where she grew up, I want you to know that she was improvising on the spot, and we were recording live in the field! Even though she had never played that song before, it is so beautiful and sounds like it has been played countless times before, I love it. So there´s no dubbing in this film, all the music you see was performed and recorded live, which makes it so special.
Please share this with anyone that you feel will appreciate Kirsi´s heartfelt music, and our message of love for the world! We hope you enjoy :)
To find out more about our project and our mission, to see beautiful images we created, and to be able to help support us in continuing to spread love, please visit our page here dedicated to this project. Thank you for your support, and may the light within you shine bright :)