A talented, successful artist is painting a powerful series of twelve “Angels:” his magnum opus, his life’s work. Attempting to paint the last painting he finds he cannot, which sends him into a great depression and a deepening creative void.
His heroic efforts at producing the twelve angels have left him spent and exhausted. In this crisis he becomes locked in a confrontation with the last canvas, his twilight angel. Unable to finish, his brushes laying useless, his studio becomes a place of ghosts, family and old friends.
However, the very angels which remain may hold the key to a path out of the darkness. The paintings become characters in his life, forcing him to confront his triumphs and failures, the past, and to search for the elusive kid: his childhood.
The story is primarily told in a series of flashbacks, the ghosts demand to be heard and tell their stories through the artist.
At turns humorous, tragic, and joyous, the movie celebrates how we all have a story to tell and through that telling is the potential for triumph, transcendence and redemption – turning one’s own life journey into art.