When I first wrote She Has A Name for the stage I simply needed to confront, for myself, the terrible reality of human trafficking. To humanize it. To examine it, and to find a way to try to understand the world of just one of its victims.
Of course there was the hope, as a writer, for the work to be produced and for audiences to similarly grapple with the subject matter. My intent was to bring the reader or viewer to the same place I came to when I first encountered the shocking truth that children around the world are brutally, mercilessly commodified in the sex trade.
Fast forward about 6 years, and we’re approaching the Global Launch of the film adaptation of my play. I must admit, it’s somewhat of a “pinch me” moment as a writer, that the film will be screened and be available online in early December.
We’re opening the film in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; London, England; Belfast, Ireland; and Red Deer, Alberta on December 2, 2016 which is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The film expands to screenings in Melbourne, Paris, Berlin, Ottawa and Courtenay through December 10, which is the UN’s Human Rights Day.
I’m thrilled to share with you that 20% of all sales during this release window will be directed to She Has A Name’s global anti-trafficking partners to Fund Freedom. For me, this is what’s it’s all about, seeing stories of despair being transformed into stories of hope — and you will be doing just that, funding freedom when you rent or purchase the film.
A personal invitation to the World Premiere in Red Deer
I want to personally invite you to the World Premiere in Red Deer, Alberta on December 2 and 3, 2016. I’m so grateful for your support in the past and would love to celebrate this moment with you!
These are the dates and times of the Red Deer screenings with links to tickets:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Directors Matthew and Daniel Kooman, Writer Andrew Kooman will be in attendance at the Premiere, as will be the film’s lead actor Giovanni Mocibob and supporting actor Holly Pillsbury along with Executive Producers Lance Kadatz and Dean Kohut.
VIP WORLD PREMIERE TICKETS, Includes After Party ($70) – Buy Tickets
The She Has A Name World Premiere VIP Experience, includes:
- VIP tickets to the World Premiere in Red Deer
- Meet and Greet the Filmmakers and actors
- Access to the exclusive After Party at One Eleven Grill, featuring music by Ryan Langlois
- 2 drink tickets + appetizers
General Admission Tickets ($45) – Buy Tickets
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 – THREE SCREENINGS:
- SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m – General Admission Tickets ($25) – Buy Tickets
- SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. – General Admission Tickets ($25) – Buy Tickets
- SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. – General Admission Tickets ($25) – Buy Tickets
I hope to see you there. If you can’t make the screenings, or are in another part of the world, jump over to the film’s website to learn more. You can also Pre-order the Blu-ray and the soundtrack online at www.shehasanamefilm.com
If you’re more into watching content online, you can stream the film with the rest of the world on December 2 through the website.
Please help us spread the word about the film. As independent filmmakers we’re grateful for every mention and recommendation we receive as we bring this film to audiences.