Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables, said that "music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent". And so it is with Angelena's multi-award winning soundtrack for her documentary feature film Angelena: Change The World and her documentary short film Change The World. Angelena has won 47 awards in America thus far and was a candidate for the AACTA Awards in Sydney, Australia this December for the Best Documentary Feature Film and Best Original Song/Soundtrack categories and the Australian Directors Guild Awards for Best Documentary Short and Best Music Video. She has produced her films and music in their entirety and is the Founder & CEO of her companies, Crystal Heart Productions and Crystal Heart Records.
During her time of deepest grief, at the height of her modeling career, Angelena moved away from the city and away from the spotlight. There she channeled her pain and emotions into evolving the music her love had created for her and wrote the first song Tragic Fairytale. As each new song was crafted from the gift of Erick's music, she felt her heart slowly healing. Even though she often felt she couldn't go on, the music and his love inspired her to keep going. She chose to focus on being grateful for the gift of life. Angelena kept the promise she made to Erick at his bedside - that someday... somehow she would finish their special project and share it with her fans. Tragic Fairytale gives us that which could not remain silent. It saved Angelena's life and essentially, Erick's as well, as he continues to live on in their music. Her art has been created from her heart and soul and a tribute to all who have loved and lost.
Now in 2019, 13 years after Angelena and Erick began collaborating on their music, the soundtrack has won numerous awards for Best Original Score, Best Original Song and Best Music Video. A candidate at the AACTA Awards in her hometown, Sydney, last December for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Music Score and the Australian Directors Guild for Best Documentary Short Film and Best Music Video this coming May, Angelena is definitely 'on her way'! Her music is now available on iTunes and Amazon.