Award-Winning Documentary ‘Minds in the Water’ to be Released on DVD and On Demand November 13
Saltwater Collective announced today that MINDS IN THE WATER will be released on DVD and On Demand November 13, 2012. The award winning documentary features Hayden Panettiere, Isabel Lucas, Howie Cook, Chris Del Moro, and Captain Paul Watson, with a soundtrack by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, and Xavier Rudd. Follow the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave’s journey–a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan–we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.
Minds in the Water is a film that resonates with audiences all over the globe and from all walks of like. The Huffington Post calls it a “beautifully and brilliantly directed” film while Surfer Magazine says that it’s “Truly Inspiring.” The film has appeared in numerous festivals, where it has won Best Film accolades in categories such as Best Documentary, Films that Matter, Audience Appreciation, and Best Environmental Film. Aside from film festivals, it also has the support of some of the both Action Sports and Ocean-minded communities alike.
OFFICIAL TRAILER ON YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3GExD8djwo
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.mindsinthewater.com/
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON APPLE ITUNES: http://bit.ly/RYmTB6
DVD Bonus Material:
Minds in the Water Trailer
‘Making of the documentary’ interview with Director Justin Krumb
Deleted scenes – Tonga – The tale of the mermaid and swimming with humpback whales
Deleted scenes – Galapagos – A connection to Darwin
Deleted scenes – Australia – Surfing Lennox Heads
Surfers for Cetaceans PSA
Just over a week ago Isabel attended a photo exhibition hosted by Summit On The Summit to mark World Water Day. You might remember that it was the Summit On The Summit charity that Isabel climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with 3 years ago. SOTS is a charity concerned with bringing awareness to the need for more access to clean water around the world. Isabel looked pretty at this photo exhibition in a little peach YB J’Aime blouse and skirt from the Mademoiselle 2012 collection with a Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic bag, and posed with fellow supporters including her good friend, musician Kenna.
Photos from the exhibition have now been added to our Gallery:
Whilst researching for our recently completed Charities page, I came across a previously unseen photo of Isabel visiting Williamstown Primary School way back in 2005. She was there in her role as ambassador for Global Green Plan to talk to the children about environment conservation, including pollution and emissions, energy-saving light bulbs, electric hybrid cars and being water wise. She also told them about the water and energy-saving house her parents were building in Queensland. Isabel visited the town’s high school 4 years later to promote the launch of their environmentally-focussed curriculum.
The picture is small but pretty and rare, and you can now find it in our Gallery. Read more about Isabel’s work for Global Green Plan on our Charities page.
After much, much work I think I can now happily say that our extensive Charities page is now complete! I have spent a long time researching all the charity projects Isabel has been involved with, and putting together information on their work and what Isabel has done with them. It’s a really interesting read, and I enjoyed finding out more about these charities. Hopefully you will feel the same way! I continuously admire Isabel for all the charity work she gets involved in, and I’ve noticed that she never sounds more confident than when she’s speaking about them.
The page still needs a little bit of tweaking – I will add in links to related news, photos and videos asap – and given how long it is I may eventually decide to split it up into separate pages. Still, you can now browse through this one page to find out about all the charity work Isabel has done. I hope you enjoy it and find it inspiring!
Check out this fantastic new interview with Izzy from the Cairns Post today! In it she talks about Cairns, Sea Shepherd, her agent Sharron Meissner, and – most excitingly of all – her experience on Knight Of Cups. I don’t know about you, but I’ve missed hearing from Isabel, so I really enjoyed reading this!
You can also find it in our Press section now too.
Acting out for the environment
She may be one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars, but Isabel Lucas remains true to her Cairns roots with her environmental passions.
She’s just wrapped up filming alongside Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett, but Isabel’s mind is hardly on Hollywood.
Rather, it’s on the Coral Sea, and the Kimberley in northwest Australia, and off the coast of California… in fact, anywhere the environment is under threat.
The experience of filming alongside three Oscar winners and under the guidance of a director she idolises is barely enough to distract the former Cairns schoolgirl from a passion equal to acting.
While her stomping ground is a far cry from her home in Los Angeles, a move that has helped fill her resume with feature films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Immortals, The Pacific and Daybreakers, the plight of the Far North’s marine environment remains a priority.
“I feel we are so lucky to experience living in such a beautiful part of the world,” Isabel says of Cairns.
Isabel has again shown her support to the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, by appearing in a video promoting their 2012 festival. It’s a typically creative clip, in which we see Isabel paint numerous positive words on herself in a variety of colours. It’s a really lovely video. I’ve also posted the HRAFF trailer at the bottom of this post – it doesn’t feature Miss Lucas, but it does show you clips from the films which will be showing at the festival, which was quite interesting.
The photo I posted here alongside an article about the Rose D’Or Festival is in fact actually a promotional for the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival. Isabel is wearing one of her favourite labels in the clip – Lucy Lane Vintage – and they blogged about her recent work for them and the HRAFF earlier this month:
Whilst we have been moving, another special lady has been doing some promoting of her own for LLV. The ever so gorgeous Isabel Lucas has been wearing her LLV treasures with the latest being a 30 min clip for the Human Rights and Art Film Festival wearing a lilac Daisy May dress. Once I have a copy of this clip I will be sharing it with you all. Watch out on Facebook as I will be posting some Daisy May dresses online at bargain prices. Isabel has been doing some amazing things for LLV so we thank you immensly.
I love how supportive Isabel is of such a variety of causes, as well as local designers.
Isabel appeared in a promotional video for this festival in 2010, too.
Find out more about the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival at their website – hraff.org.au.
A few days ago we posted that Isabel was taking part in this years Earth Hour by challenging 100 people to plant one tree each. The official @EarthHour Twitter have now tweeted that Isabel has reached her goal! 100 people have planted one tree each, so now Isabel herself will plant 100 small trees. Congratulations to Isabel on reaching her goal, I’m sure’s very grateful to all the people who helped her!
Find more Earth Hour challenges at YouTube.com/EarthHour.
Transformers star, Australian actress and keen environmentalist Isabel Lucas has joined a growing list of celebrities all around the world now making their own Earth Hour I Will If You Will challenges to inspire people to take much needed action for the environment.
The actress has pledged to plant 100 trees if 100 people plant one tree each.
‘‘Earth Hour is an opportunity to come together to support a cause for the greater good of our planet and our whole human family,” said Lucas.
“A moment to feel grateful for the life giving trees, the air we breath, the food and water that nourish us and the beauty of mother nature.
“I hope Earth Hour inspires us to consider and integrate sustainable ways of living that respect our earth and one another,” she said.
This year, Earth Hour has already seen thousands of people accept and create challenges for the I Will If You Will campaign, which asks people to make a personal dare in order to inspire friends, family, businesses and colleagues to adopt sustainable practices beyond the hour.
“Everybody has the power the change the world they live in; it’s great to have such well known personalities use their voice to spread this message even further and connect people with the common goal of protecting the planet,” said Andy Ridley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Earth Hour.
Ric O’Barry was in Daytona yesterday with Leilani Munter, who drove a ‘The Cove’-themed car to raise awareness for the dolphins in Taiji. Next weekend, O’Barry will be at a special event in Hollywood where he will be honored by celebs for his activism.
On March 3rd, ‘A Night for the Dolphins‘ will honor O’Barry and raise funds for his Dolphin Project at a private home in Hollywood. The red carpet event produced by Deborah Bassett and hosted by James Costa will feature a cocktail reception, champagne toast and vegan hors d’oeuvres. DJ Kolade and singer Mia Maestro will be providing entertainment.
Celebrity supporters will also be on hand as hosts to honor the dolphin trainer-turned activist. The host committee includes Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Ann Inaba, Isabel Lucas, Jillian Michaels, Leilani Munter, Wilmer Valderrama, and more.
According to recent information from Bassett, Jillian Michaels will also be auctioning off a private session with her at the event; as well as some other great items donated by people like Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Kelly Slater. Emmy Rossum is also confirmed, in addition to cast from “Shameless”, the “Twilight” series.
A limited number of tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets (the event is 21 and over).
Show your love to Australia’s Coral Sea this Valentine’s Day – send in your love and support at ProtectOurCoralSea.org.au>!
For my tenth birthday my parents took my sister and me out on a big boat to Moore Reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. I was deeply impressed by the beauty of the magical underwater land. Fish in all colours of the rainbow… a wonderland of caves and layers of corals, like an underwater flower bed.
Three years ago when I learned that only 1% of Australia’s Coral Sea was protected I was amazed. Even to a 10 year old kid, it seemed obvious that our beautiful coral reefs should be preserved, so…
I’d like to send a message to our federal environment minister…
THANK YOU, Environment Minister Tony Burke for protecting the eastern half of the Coral Sea in your draft plan for this iconic part of our blue Australia.
THANK YOU for banning oil and gas exploration, mining and longline fishing in the Coral Sea Marine Park. And also
THANK YOU for recently noting that the “Coral Sea was a near-pristine area with abundant marine life that deserves protection” (The Australian, January 30, 2012)
HOWEVER Mr Burke….
in your current proposal for the Coral Sea, only 2 out of the 25 coral reefs are fully protected. All the other reefs are open to some kind of fishing or harvesting.
So fellow lovers of our oceans, on this Valentine’s Day I ask you to show your love for the beautiful Coral Sea and please join with me by asking Mr Burke to better protect the coral reefs in our Coal Sea!
Sending your Coral Sea submission to Tony Burke will take less time than brushing your teeth…
Many thanks to you all
Protect our Coral Sea Ambassador
The Transparent Sea voyage that Isabel took part in for a few days earlier this month has now finished, and you can read an interesting article about teh entire journey over at surf.transworld.net. The Transparent Sea team have been releasing videos from their voyage, and the 5th and final part has a few nice shots of Isabel. I’ll make sure I post the other video parts for you in the coming days.
Last weekend Izzy continued her support of the Transparent Sea initiative, attending an awareness event in Malibu. She was photographed with Catherine Clark, a singer, surfer, and fellow activist. The official Transparent Sea website have posted a snap of Izzy at the event, and I have added it into our Gallery. Further down this page is an article about the event too, from the same source.
Given that Izzy was in Australia earlier this week I think she has concluded her Transparent Sea journey for now, but if you’re interested in keeping track of what the remaining group are up to, make sure you visit the official Transparent Sea website.