After Kevin viewed our film THE WITNESS on PBS, he contacted us and told us he would be donating a portion of the proceeds from his new CD, NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE, to Tribe of Heart. We were deeply moved by Kevin's gift of friendship, and intrigued by the striking originality of his music. His work did not shy away from expressing the light and dark of the human experience with all its paradoxical contradictions, and yet, beneath the complexity flowed an undisguised gentleness and love of life.
The preview for THE WITNESS was the first creative project where we were able to join forces with Kevin, and we were excited by the natural synergy we discovered between his musical style and our storytelling sensibilities. As we began the editing of PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME, Kevin was in the midst of completing his new CD, GLOW IN THE DARK. He generously gave us access to successive versions of his tracks as they evolved, and almost effortlessly, the complex energy and nonlinear temporal dynamics of Glow in the Dark became part of the DNA of the film. Kevin’s music brings the spirit of the story to life, ever reminding the audience that love and beauty are just as deep and real -- and perhaps even stronger -- than the darkness many of us struggle to overcome.