ABOUT THE FILM
After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and family after years of separation.
Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers — no matter the cost.
On the night of her violin recital, talented fifteen-year-old Angie Morgan’s innocent, suburban life is upended when a young boy who befriended her drugs and sells her to a sex trafficking ring. After two long years as a sex slave, Angie escapes with the help of Zoe, her closest friend inside the ring, but Zoe herself is not so lucky. Alone and heartbroken with her friend still imprisoned by their traffickers, Angie returns home to find that “normal” life is somehow anything but normal.
Burdened by her severe PTSD and guilt, Angie shies away from both her family and the police, terrified that her traffickers will return for her (or worse, her little sister) if she gives away any information. Luckily Angie meets Rachel, a former trafficking victim turned caseworker who is desperately searching for the girl who was in her care but taken back by her traffickers, Zoe. As Rachel lends her strength, Angie begins to consider standing up to the traffickers. But after witnessing them mutilate other girls as a violent warning to those who talk, will Angie's conditioned fear hold her back, or will she persevere to protect her family and help rescue Zoe and the others?
At any given time, an estimated 20.9 million people are victims of trafficking.
1 in 4 victims are children.
WHY THIS FILM?
Everyday, the sex trafficking industry grows more rampant and continues to pose a global threat on our children's innocence and safety. Sex trafficking is so out of control now that it has become the second largest criminal activity in the US alone. Education and awareness are desperately needed to prevent future entrapment of innocent minors. Anyone, regardless of their age, sex, race, or demographic can fall victim to traffickers, which is why it is so vital for our communities to understand the reality of this dangerous epidemic. Slavery cannot continue to exist in this modern age.
The practice of narrative story telling is how we as filmmakers spark awareness and unleash real issues to the public eye. Our upcoming movie LOST GIRLS: ANGIE will focus on the various methods that traffickers use to recruit children. Communities that are aware of signs and symptoms will feel safer knowing their teenagers understand the types of situations to avoid and parents can recognize signs of trafficking and alert officials.
LOST GIRLS: ANGIE aims to encourage people, make them step forward, and actively support local organizations pushing for change. We want to inspire audiences to use their voice and support the victims who were and still are forced to endure the brutal injustice of this slavish market.
Big issues with little attention need a powerful voice that will send a message to the world. The awareness created through the film Blood Diamond has changed the way many diamond mining companies operate and has also allowed individuals to understand the issues surrounding 'conflict diamonds.'
Education and awareness promote action, and action leads to change - film is a great medium to do this through.
LOST GIRLS: ANGIE explores the CHALLENGES that police and other organizations face in:
- fighting to stop and prevent sex trafficking
- aiding rescued children through their recovery in rehabilitation homes
- protecting rescued victims from the threats of their former traffickers
Compelling in both story and action, LOST GIRLS: ANGIE is a tale of triumph over adversity, of hope over shame. Currently, shooting is scheduled to begin in May 2018 and will result in a PG-13 film that is suitable for teens and families.
Once LOST GIRLS: ANGIE is finished, we will promote it through film festivals and community screenings to help raise awareness on sex trafficking. In addition, the film will be shown globally through the traditional distribution pipelines and will also be made available for educational purposes to NGO's fighting human trafficking.
This feature film will be accompanied by an educational documentary as well as various supplemental tools.
We cannot do this alone -- but together we can.