Australian heavy music act In Hearts Wake is releasing the official trailer for their feature-length documentary GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK alongside the announcement of Australian and international screening dates across Earth Week 2022 this April.
Conceived during the catastrophic bush fires of early 2020, filmed during the global pandemic and released as unprecedented floods have devastated the East coast of Australia, Green Is The New Black holds a mirror up to the music industry and its relationship to the environment.
Green Is The New Blackchronicles the making of In Hearts Wake’s 100% carbon offset 2020 album Kaliyuga and their journey to become a certified Carbon Neutral Organisation but it’s more than a film about one band and one album. As In Hearts Wake examine their processes and search for more environmentally sustainable options, inspiring new possibilities for an entire industry begin to emerge.
Through conversations with creatives, experts and professionals including Damon Gameau (2040, That Sugar Film), Tamara Smith (Greens Member for Parliament), AY Young (United Nations Young Leader), Jessica Ducrou (Splendour in the Grass Festival Co-founder), Heidi Lennfer (FEAT Artists) and Luke Logemann (UNFD Records), In Hearts Wake uncover unsettling truths, face human adversity and discover inspiring solutions for a new earth-aligned way forward.
Green Is The New Black will screen at Bangalow Film Festival on 12th April, with 100% of ticket sales to be donated to local charities directly assisting the Northern Rivers flood recovery.
Kicking off in Earth Week, Green Is The New Black will then screen at Palace Cinemas around 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 acts. Their fiercely loyal following has been forged from relentless world touring, passionate ecological advocacy and hard-hitting, melodic-driven music. The band have received four top-5 records, earned an ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock album, 110 million digital streams and over 100,000 records sold worldwide. They are the only known band to be registered as a Carbon Neutral Organisation.
“When we first started this band, we just wanted to tour the world and play music, but the further we travelled the more it hit home. We were unintentionally endangering our own future. The world we knew was changing fast and we realised we had to change with it.” Jake Taylor, vocalist In Hearts Wake / Producer and Co-Director Green Is The New Black.
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK SCREENINGS Presented by Heaps Normal, Afends, New World Artists & UNFD
Tue 12 April – Bangalow Film Festival – Bangalow, Australia – 7.30pm (Fundraiser)
Thu 21 April – Palace Central, Sydney – 6.30pm
Thu 21 April – Los Feliz, Los Angeles USA – 7.45pm
Fri 22 April – Palace James St, Brisbane – 6.30pm
Fri 22 April – The Rec Room, Toronto CAN – 7.00pm
Thu 28 April – Palace Raine Square, Perth – 6.30pm
Fri 29 April – Palace Westgarth, Melbourne – 6.30pm
Sat 30 April – Palace Nova, Adelaide – 6.30pm
Sat 30 April – Prince Charlies Cinema, London UK – 6.00pm