IN HEARTS WAKE // will release a documentary about the music industry and the environment
This week Australian heavy band When hearts wake up released the official trailer for their feature-length documentary GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK alongside the announcement of Australian and international screening dates throughout Earth Week 2022 in April.
Conceived during the catastrophic bushfires of early 2020, filmed during the global pandemic and released as unprecedented flooding devastated Australia’s east coast, Green is the new black mirrors the music industry and its relationship to the environment.
Green is the new black chronicles the making of In Hearts Wake’s 2020 100% carbon offset album Kaliyuga and their journey to becoming a Certified Carbon Neutral organization, but it’s more than a movie about a band and an album. As In Hearts Wake examines its processes and searches for more environmentally sustainable options, inspiring new possibilities for an entire industry are beginning to emerge.
Through conversations with creatives, experts and professionals, including Damon Gameau (2040, That Sugar Film), Tamara Smith (Greens MP), AY Young (Young United Nations Leader), Jessica Ducrou (Co-Founder of Splendor Festival in the Grass), Heidi Lennfer (FEAT Artists) and Luke Logemann (UNFD Records), In Hearts Wake uncover troubling truths, confront human adversity, and uncover inspiring solutions for a new Earth-aligned path.
Green is the new black will screen at the Bangalow Film Festival on April 12, with 100% of ticket sales donated to local charities directly aiding Northern Rivers flood recovery.
Kick off Earth Week, Green is the new black will then screen at Palace Cinemas in Australia as well as special screenings in Los Angeles, Toronto and London.
Formed in Byron Bay in 2006, In Hearts Wake are one of Australia’s leading heavy music bands. Their fiercely loyal following has been forged from relentless world touring, passionate advocacy for ecology and hard-hitting, melodic music. The group has received four top 5 records, earned an ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock Album, 110 million digital streams, and sold over 100,000 records worldwide. They are the only known group to be registered as a carbon neutral organization.
“When we started this band we just wanted to travel the world and play music, but the more we traveled the more it affected us. We were unwittingly putting our own future at risk. The world we knew was changing rapidly and we realized we had to change with him Jake Taylor, In Hearts Wake Vocalist/Producer and Co-Director Green Is The New Black.
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK SESSIONS
Presented by Heaps Normal, Afends, New World Artists & UNFD
Tuesday, April 12 – Bangalow Film Festival – Bangalow, Australia – 7:30 p.m. (Fundraiser)
Thu 21 April – Palace Central, Sydney – 6.30pm
Thu April 21 – Los Feliz, Los Angeles USA – 7:45 p.m.
Friday 22 April – Palace James St, Brisbane – 6.30pm
Friday, April 22 – The Rec Room, Toronto CAN – 7:00 p.m.
Thu 28 April – Palace Raine Square, Perth – 6.30pm
Friday 29 April – Palace Westgarth, Melbourne – 6.30pm
Saturday April 30 – Palace Nova, Adelaide – 6.30pm
Saturday April 30 – Prince Charlies Cinema, London UK – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets for all screenings are available at inheartswake.com/greenisthenewblack.film