Now her song Bottomless Wishing Well has found a new home, featured in Episode 5 of the hit web series They Live Among Us.
“Bottomless Wishing Well came from a time in my life where there was a lot of loss and turmoil,” Kindl says. “When I read about the series, and began watching the first episode, I knew we had some sort of synergy happening.”
Series’ creator Anne Lower agrees. “When I spoke with Cari, and listened to her piece, I felt it was an ideal match. It’s an honor to be able to spotlight the work of such a talented artist with such depth and soul.”
Not your usual web-series, They Live Among Us weaves a rich tapestry, using mythos from ancient Judeo-Christian, Asian and Greco-Roman cultures, to tell a story of fallen angels, suicidal spirits and the mortals they love as they struggle to find grace in the place known as the City of Angels. Pulp critic Will Vaharo notes that the series “makes pure pulp by throwing gothic horror, film noir, urban (LA) angst, theological theorizing, philosophical philandering, and spiritual sex into a genre-bending blender.”
“I dreamt that I was walking through the streets of L.A.,” Lower says about the creation of the project. “Downtown, where the city began. I saw a man. He intrigued me. He was tall. He wore a long coat, a sort of duster, and an air of melancholy surrounded him like a lover’s embrace. I suddenly realized that this man was not of this world; I realized he was a fallen angel – and he was in love with a prostitute.”
ScreenRead magazine says about the series “Imagine Wim Wenders’ WINGS OF DESIRE as a web-series and you’re on your way to THEY LIVE AMONG US.”
The story’s central theme revolves around the character of Caim, one of the original fallen angels, and his search for his soul-mate – the perpetually reincarnated Serafina. In this lifetime, he finds her as a downtrodden prostitute, being beaten to death by her drug-addicted lover, Rocco. Despite warnings from his friend – and fallen one – Buer, Caim steps in to intervene.
But not all fallen ones have good intentions. There is a faction of flesh-eaters, fallen angels turned demons, as well as the original succubus, Lillith. Deftly woven in are characters from Hollywood legend – Peg Entwistle, and a new Black Dahlia.
Kindl has taken the series one-step further by incorporating footage from it into her entry music video of Bottomless Wishing Well. The piece is in the running to open the Tallahassee New Year’s Eve event for Little River Band. Viewers can watch the video and vote for Cari at the WTXL contest site: http://www.wtxl.com/
Eschewing the limelight and glitz of many of today’s contemporary musicians, Kindl resides in Tallahassee, and continues her mission to support independent artists in multiple forms. “At the end of the day,” she says, “it’s all good. As Bottomless Wishing Well says – ‘I have found a better place.”’