Angelena Bonet is a warrior in the fight to end violence against women. With a fierce commitment to helping victims heal, and take back their life, she brings to bear a multitude of talents, wisdom and personal experience. Violence and tragedy are not strangers to Angelena. In 2007, the love of her life and her fiancé, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. In 2012, Angelena was the victim of a violent crime in her homeland. Only from the depths of her despair and darkest days has she truly found her voice and the courage to share about her experiences and to speak out about issues generally swept under the carpet by society. Angelena has multiple outlets for her commitment to supporting non-violence and health recovery. She sends a powerful message of self-love and healing and is proud to share her biopic documentary feature film trilogy ‘Angelena: Change The World’, 'Angelena: Heart Of The Matter' and 'Angelena: Light At The End Of The Tunnel', along with her documentary short 'Change The World' which she dedicates to her late fiancé and soulmate, Erick Deeby. She produced, directed and edited the film in its entirety, including the original music score which she co-wrote her late fiancé.
Angelena's trilogy and documentary short film 'Change The World' are inspiring people all around the world as she wins her 51st film festival award. After winning Best Woman Filmmaker, Best Inspirational Film (3 times) and Best Music Video five months in a row at the Vegas Movie Awards, she was just announced as a finalist at the European Cinematography Awards.
From Australian supermodel to award-winning documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter and global women's rights activist, Angelena cites the making of her film as having an intense healing effect on her and is now ready to share her story. Her trilogy is now available to rent on Vimeo On Demand!
"Producing my documentary feature film Angelena: Change The World in its entirety was definitely a labor of love but once again, like the album, it had a very intense healing effect on me. I got to look at not just the violent attack that I experienced in 2012 or the passing of my beloved, Erick, in 2007 but also the magical times and how this journey all began and how I did become a model or how I was dancing in film clips or how I end up in movies. I have been training for this since I was tiny and have always loved the arts and have always enjoyed my life, really. So, I got to remember the beautiful times too, you know I think it’s easy when you go through difficult times to get stuck in that moment when the lights seem to go out and you don’t think you’re ever going to get through it… and it’s that process of getting better I guess. But then when you start to take a step back, as I did with the film, and get to see the whole big picture and you are just so grateful for all the amazing things that have happened and you see why you are doing what you’re doing and what’s driving this passion. When we stand together, with united voices, we can change the world."