We all know how difficult this physical realm can become when systems and leaders are broken, deceived or corrupt. Sometimes the answer is to just ditch the situation a moment and breathe... and then consider the spiritual realm and what you know in your heart is Truth.

Animated, inspired art brings to life a spiritual expression of the journey of faith and offering of gratitude.

  • C. J. Miles
  • C. J. Miles
  • C. J. Miles
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - C. J. Miles

Carla 'CJ' Miles grew up in San Gabriel, spending her childhood and early adulthood years in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California.

Eventhough Miles graduated from Concordia University in Irvine, CA in 2008, she decided to return to school and enroll in Dramatic Arts and Media Arts/Technologies in 2017 at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA.

Miles completed stagecraft, stage manager, acting and voice and diction classes as well as video editing and other technical media arts courses.

While interrupted during the pandemic of 2020 and subsequent shutdown, she looked for new opportunities to continue her joy of creating [writing, film and theater] and is happy to have the chance for her first short film project: "What A Beautiful God."

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Director Statement

My motive-- in making this film "What A Beautiful God"-- is to say faith can be a great help to support our mental health.

Faith/spirituality may provide us a higher sense of purpose and hope in this physical realm. It has allowed me a sense of some self-control and peace, even when everything around me felt chaotic and crazy.

When the daily stresses are added to the overwhelming sense that leaders and systems seem broken or corrupt and confused, it may be that seven minutes of contemplative prayer and meditation becomes beneficial to our mental well-being.

By combining the musical artistry -- on the part of singer/songwriter Clayton Bruce Willis -- with the discovery of Anikmhamud's visually-pleasing artwork, it is my desire for all to find some much-needed time to breathe and have peace.

Best wishes to you all.