This project first came to us through a friend working at an anti-trafficking charity who had a voiceover which was the story of a survivor of trafficking. He was looking for a visual treatment to give the sobering words a visual counterpart. Whilst we started out intending to make an animation, after developing a few different treatments we ended up evolving the idea into a live action film with an experimental twist to bring another dimension to the words being spoken.
We pulled together a local crew and we shot the film on 16mm over two days in summer 2010, with the post-production completed in 2011 ready for it’s premiere at the Bristol Encounters International Film Festival in November 2011.
The film’s been really well received, with screenings at various international film festivals and trafficking awareness events. In November 2012 the film was shown on UK TV as part of The Community Channel’s trafficking awareness season where it was in the top 10 programmes watched that week.
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Ana Maria Owen
Writer and Director
Assistant Art Directors
Lisa Williams, Jennifer Hegarty
Annie Laurie, Niall White, Sam Coleman
Jonathan Hardy & James Ward
Gaz Kishere / Love146 European Operations Director
New Volunteer and UNKLE
CBI & Love 146
The Windmill Hill Community Centre
Richard and Elizabeth Ward
Project Completion Sep 2011