Rachel has joined the #JeansForRefugees project by artist Johny Dar. The project is dedicated to helping refugees around the world, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee. One hundred celebrities are participating in “Jeans For Refugees’ by donating a pair of their jeans to be painted by Johny Dar. Each pair of jeans will be hand painted and auctioned online at catawiki.com. All one hundred pairs of jeans will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 24th October culminating in an auction event on the 30th October, when bidding will close. All proceeds raised will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (rescue.org).
Jeans owned and donated by Rachel McAdams for the ‘Jeans for Refugees’ collection – unique hand-painted artwork by Johny Dar | Size 24
Johny Dar: “I believe anyone would look good in her jeans! Just because of her personality that came through in the painting, which compliments everyone as she has so much grace in her beauty that she just can’t help it. It’s her nature, therefore its effortless – for me this is the most gorgeous thing about real beauty”.
A piece that will be the envy of your friends and family and will take pride of place in any gallery – private or public. The jeans are painted in a special 3D paint, making these incredible art pieces wonderfully wearable. Johny Dar’s hand painted artwork seeks to reflect the individual personality of each donor, and pays tribute to their unique character through its expression.
You are able to bid on the jeans donated by Rachel on Catawiki.com and for more information about Jeans For Refugees be sure to head over to the official website.
Rachel has signed the open letter ‘We stand with Grassy Narrows‘ in support of the Grassy Narrows. The David Suzuki Foundation released the following press release:
A diverse group of celebrities, musicians, artists and advocates — including Margaret Atwood, Rachel McAdams, Jane Fonda and Phil Fontaine — has joined the David Suzuki Foundation’s call to clean up massive mercury contamination that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation community in northern Ontario for generations. In the 1960s, a pulp mill dumped more than 9,000 kilograms of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, into the English-Wabigoon River.
“For over half a century, mercury has severely poisoned the river that is the lifeblood of the Grassy Narrows First Nation and their neighbours,” said renowned broadcaster and scientist David Suzuki. “We must not delay; it is time to make their watershed healthy again so it can sustain future generations.”
Earlier this week, scientists released a report concluding that remediation of the English-Wabigoon watershed is possible. The report was supported by leaders from the First Nation, who are demanding the Government of Ontario commit to cleaning up the watershed.
We would like to remind everyone that Daniel Romano’s album “Mosey” is available worldwide, starting today (May 27). The album includes the song “Toulouse“, which features Rachel. Romano previously revealed that Rachel is portraying (voice) character for the song. You can order the entire album on Itunes & Amazon or only purchase the individual song. While Rachel has previously done voice-work, she recently narrated the “Sonic Sea” documentary, it’s the first time she collaborated this way with a musician. Romano is currently touring in Europe and for more information be sure to head over to his official website.
Update: Daniel Romano’s record label New West Records uploaded the official “Mosey” audio files onto their official youtube channel. The official “Toulouse” audio video can be found after the jump.
“I feel like [ocean noise pollution] is something people should know about. And there really are ways of improving the situation. It’s fairly dire”
–Rachel McAdams, “Sonic Sea” New York Screening May 2016
We hope everyone tuned in for the premiere of “Sonic Sea” earlier this week on Discovery Channel (US). Rachel narrated the documentary about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. It’s currently still available for (select) cable subscribers via Discovery GO. We highly recommend everyone to see the documentary. Right now there are 3 things we can do to help reduce ocean noise:
#1 Spread the word – Many people don’t know ocean noise pollution is a big problem! You can use the #StopOceanNoise and #SonicSea hashtags on social media to spread the word.
#2 Stay informed – Watch “Sonic Sea” and visit SonicSea.org for additional information. The documentary is currently touring around the world, for more information about the screenings and how to host a screening yourself be sure to head over to the official website. You can follow the social media accounts: Twitter @SonicSeaFilm, Instagram @SonicSeaFilm and Facebook.com/SonicSeafilm.
#3 Demand Change – Ask the white house to champion noise management efforts. Go to Discovery.com/OceanNoisePollution to sign the petition and be sure to spread the word about it. It takes less than a minute to sign the petition and you only need an e-mail address.
The Ocean Noise Pollution petition needs 100,000 signatures by June 15, 2016 to get a response from the White House. It is created in associated with NRDC, IFAW, and Discovery which are all associated with the “Sonic Sea” documentary.
We would like to remind everyone that “Sonic Sea” will premiere today in the U.S., on Discover Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series. Rachel is narrator of the documentary and attended the premiere earlier this year in New York. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to the official website.
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another. This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today – with tragic and deadly costs. The documentary will air at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Be sure to check your local listing for the time.
We first reported this news on our twitter news back in March, but now finally more information has become available. Rachel will be featured on Daniel Romano’s upcoming album “Mosey“. Romano is a Canadian musician. Rolling Stone is reporting that Rachel will be featured on the third song of the album, titled “Toulouse“. Daniel Romano recently spoke to Kreative Kontrol (distributed by audioBoom) and revealed Rachel a special guest on his song and is ‘essentially playing a role’. We have added the audio of Romano’s interview our audio archive. Romano’s interview also included a preview of “Toulouse“, which you can find after the jump.
Romano On Working With Rachel: “The song basically called for it [a collaboration]. Once it was written it was a two-character type song and it felt like a character that could go beyond a vocal performance. Something that needed more feeling than just signing. I have known Rachel for a little while, almost 3 years now, and it just seemed like the right fit. She’s an incredible actor. She’s the best […] and she was totally game right off the bat and just killed it and destroyed it. It virtually took 10 minutes, the whole thing.”
» Listen to full audio segment
Romano also revealed that throughout the record Rachel’s laughter is used to ‘tie the record together’. Daniel Romano’s album “Mosey” will be available on May 27 and will start his European Tour later this month. For more information about Romano, be sure to head over to his official website. In other possible related news: Rachel was spotted on-set of a music video this last weekend in Canada. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but it seems likely it’s related to her collaboration with Daniel Romano.
Rachel attended a special screening for the documentary “Sonic Sea” yesterday in New York. The documentary is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution and Rachel is the narrator. Rachel attended the screening alongside John Hoffman & David Zaslav from Discovery Channel, Anna Carter & Rhea Suh from Natural Resources Defense Council Board and Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair). Rachel is wearing a a Vivian Chan dress with Christian Louboutin heels. We have added the high quality images in our gallery and we expect additional coverage later-on.
The documentary will have a world wide premiere on May 19th on Discovery Channel and is currently screening around the world as part of the International Ocean Tour. For more information about the documentary and upcoming screenings be sure to head over to the official website.
Reel Screen is reporting that “Sonic Sea” has joined Discovery Channel’s ‘Discovery Impact’ series line-up. The documentary is narrated by Rachel, as we previously reported, and will air worldwide across Discovery Channel on May 19th.
Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld’s Sonic Sea and Paula Heredia’s Toucan Nation are the two remaining documentary specials set to air across Discovery Channel’s ‘Discovery Impact’ series later this year.
Created in partnership with Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces and International Fund for Animal Welfare, Sonic Sea details the continued emergence of ocean noise pollution and the severe consequences it has on marine wildlife.
The film, which is narrated by Rachel McAdams, provides exclusive interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts and assorted wildlife activists, including Sting, to highlight how ongoing sound disturbances from shipping vessels and other sources have affected whales, including the phenomenon of cetaceans mass stranding themselves on beaches around the globe.