According to Teen Vogue, Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old college sophomore whose dad, Bill de Blasio, was elected mayor of New York City last month, is a metalhead. “Old-school metal, thrash metal, death metal, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal,” she said about her music of choice. “In terms of more modern stuff, I’ve gotten into Scandinavian, folk, and Viking metal. Dante [Chiara's 16-year-old brother] loves metal now too, thanks to me.”
In a Christmas Eve video, Chiara opened up about her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, saying that she sought treatment for depression and substance abuse. The clip, which was made by de Blasio campaign strategist and ad maker John Del Cecato, can be seen below.
“Since it was released, people all over the country, people all over the world, have responded to it,” Bill de Blasio told the New York Daily News. “I have been so gratified by particularly parents who have talked about why it meant a lot to them to have a strong young person talk about her struggle openly.”
Chiara told Teen Vogue that she is not on social media.
“I think technology in general has brought a lot of positive things, but it’s preventing people from really being in the moment, living the lives they would otherwise be living,” she said.
Following the success of “Bjarnfredarson”, which won all the major awards at the Icelandic Film Awards in 2010 and became one of the biggest-grossing films in Icelandic history, internationally awarded director Ragnar Bragason, one of Iceland’s most popular and critically acclaimed filmmakers of the younger generation, returns with a new story titled “Metalhead”.
Film synopsis: “It’s the year 1970 and as BLACK SABBATH record their first album and mark the birth of heavy metal, Hera Karlsdottir is born on the cowshed floor at her parents farm in rural Iceland. The years of her youth are carefree until a tragedy strikes. Her older brother is killed in a accident and Hera blames herself for his death. In her grieve she finds solace in the dark music of heavy metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.”
The cast includes Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (“Jar City”, “Reykjavik-Rotterdam”), Halldora Geirharðsdóttir (“Harpoon: Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre”) plus newcomer Helga Thorbjorg Dýrfjörð in the leading role. Production starts next month with the premiere slated for fall 2013.
The producers Mystery Island are seeking music from the era 1970-1992 to include in the film. Interested labels or artists can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.