Look around. Look at your women friends and family. Odds are that one in three of you has been or will be a victim of gender based violence. In some countries, the rate of this abuse is as high as 70%. But statistics are one thing. It is another when it happens to you or someone you love. I know… and that is why I am here – to share my story, to speak the truth and to make a difference. Like the moon emerging from the eclipse, let us share the victorious journey from the darkness back into the light. This is what I want for you. In fact, it is what I am all about. Your truth and your healing. Welcome to my website!
Film: From an international supermodel and actress, to the sudden death of her fiancé to the violent crime that nearly took her life… Angelena is honored to share her new documentary feature film with you! Her production company, Crystal Heart Productions, presents her debut documentary feature film Angelena: Change The World which has won six Awards of Recognition at the Impacts DOCS Film Awards, The Accolade Global Film Competition and The IndieFEST Film Awards, including Best Original Song (Tragic Fairytale), Best Music Video (Change The World) twice and has received three official selections at the World Music & Independent Film Festival and two official selections at the Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival in the US thus far. It is also currently in consideration at numerous International film festivals. Angelena produced, directed and edited the film in its entirety, and has included her soundtrack which she co-wrote with her late fiance, Erick Deeby. Angelena's documentary chronicles her life to the present day as she shares the true story behind her music and why she is now a global women's rights activist and a voice for ending violence against women. The world premiere will be at the Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival on the 28th of April then at the Imagine Carlton Cinemas in Toronto on the 2nd of May during the Hot DOCS Film Festival.
Music: Angelena's documentary short film/music video "Change The World" is a message of peace, love and unity told through song and is a film unto itself. Her own record label Crystal Heart Records consists of her debut soundtrack for her documentary feature film "Angelena: Change The World" (Original Soundtrack Music) and "Change The World". "Tragic Fairytale" has won Best Original Song at the IndieFEST Film Awards in the US, and Change The World has won two awards at the IndieFEST Film Awards and the Accolade Global Film Competition thus far. Both Angelena's documentary feature film and documentary short film were screened at the Bare Bones International Independent Film and Music Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma on the 27th and 28th of April, 2018 where she won both awards for Best Domestic Violence Awareness Documentary Feature Film and Best Domestic Violence Awareness Music Video for Change The World.
Journalist: Your story, your perspective and your wisdom can help create a safer world for all of us. Invisibility and silence are our foes. Talk to me. I will take your voice to the world. Let me interview you and together we will help one another. I am not OK with injustices being swept under the carpet! From another perspective it is this simple: enough is enough! I interview women and girls from all walks of life, all around the world. Launched in Toronto, Canada in 2014 my show has evolved into my second documentary feature film and includes interviews with Tina Tchen, Eve Ensler and Tracey Spicer. I have filmed in Canada, the US and Australia. I also interview celebrities on red carpets and get to the heart of the matter!
Blog: Here is Angelena's innermost thoughts and ideas about ending violence against women, healing ourselves and making a safer world for women. When we stand together, with united voices, we can change the world! Angelena is also an official blogger for OXFAM and writes about issues close to her heart. She has aligned herself with many other charities worldwide and is a proud activist for V Day One Billion Rising, a member of the RAINN Speaker Bureau in Washington DC. Angelena has been an invited guest of Amnesty International Women's Leadership Event, the Stop Torture Campaign Sydney launch and the Amnesty International Reel Awareness Film Festival in Toronto and has served as an Australian Ambassador for World Mental Health Day and presented talks to high school students for the suicide prevention initiative R U OK Day.