New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Multi-award winning Australian singer-songwriter and documentary filmmaker, Angelena Bonet, has won the 'Best Music
Video' Global Shorts Award for her track "Tragic Fairytale" that features in her multi-award winning documentary "Change The World
" and trilogy feature film series.
Her documentaries chronicle her life to the present day, which she has produced, directed and edited in their entirety. Her soulmate and fiancé of three days, Erick Deeby, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in August 2007. He had written and recorded instrumental pieces of music for her between 2005 and 2007. Bonet then wrote the lyrics and melody to his music after his devastating death and during her time of deepest grief. Then on May 26, 2012, she was a victim of a violent attack and was kidnapped and gang-raped but miraculously survived the attempted murder in Melbourne, Australia. Suffering Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD) as a consequence of the heinous crime, orchestrated by someone that she knew and trusted, she is now ready to share her story. The music she co-wrote with Deeby has become the soundtrack for her films and also won numerous 'Best Original Soundtrack' awards worldwide.
Now ready to share her story Angelena recently released "Change The World
" on YouTube to make it available to everyone for free. She realises that many women and girls who could benefit from her voice and be inspired by her journey may be at a financial disadvantage and wanted to help them and not expect anything in return. Domestic violence has risen exponentially since the Covid-19 global pandemic began and many victims are in lockdown with their abusers. Angelena hopes to reach those women and give them hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and assure them they are not alone. Similarly with her music, she hopes to bring comfort to those who have or are experiencing grief and the loss of a loved one. "Tragic Fairytale" is available on iTunes, as is Angelena's soundtrack.
Global Shorts is a Los Angeles-based international awards competition that recognizes and promotes short films with a runtime of 50 minutes or less. It is a sister competition of One-Reeler, an IMDb-recognized short film competition that accepts films 12 minutes or less. So why a second competition? The number-one request they've received from their One-Reeler submitters (and would-be submitters) over the years is to extend the competition's 12 minute limitation. Thus Global Shorts was born. Each of their competitions have separate categories, judges, and Awards packages. Attracting filmmakers from all over the world, their competitions emphasize original, impactful storytelling - the same qualities film festivals and distributors look for. Whether you're hoping to promote your work as "Award-winning", or perhaps looking to test the waters before submitting to festivals, their competitions are a great way to receive feedback from industry professionals so you can gain a clearer understanding of how your film ranks among other films worldwide. Past competition Winners have also won or been nominated for: BAFTAs, British Independent Film Awards, Cannes Film Festival Awards, Emmys, Genie Awards, Golden Globes and Saturn Awards. Some of the countries they have received Winning submissions from include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.