Story by Red Deer playwright Andrew Kooman
LANA MICHELIN | Fri Oct 14th, 2016 2:30pm
A sneak peek is now available of a locally made film about human trafficking.
A teaser trailer of She Has A Name, a made by Red Deer’s Unveil Studios, can be seen at www.shehasanamefilm.com. Gritty scenes inside a bordello and a truck that’s trafficking adults and children can be seen in the trailer, which features a haunting soundtrack by U.K. band New Portals.
With a script based on a successful stage play by Red Deer playwright Andrew Kooman, the feature-length movie was shot locally and on location in Thailand with a cast of professional actors.
Will Yun Lee of The Wolverine and Hawaii Five-O, Eugenia Yuan of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha, and Gil Bellows of The Shawshank Redemption and Ally McBeal are part of the international cast.
The film also stars Vancouver actor Giovanni Mocibob, Teresa Ting of New York, and Singapore’s Vanessa Toh.
The dramatic thriller is based on a real-life case of human trafficking that came to light in Southeast Asia. It explores the levels of international corruption that allow the sex trade to thrive.
Kooman said the future of too many girls and young women is being stolen by traffickers. He aims to highlight the work that’s required by the global community to free these women and “ensure (their) future is safe… and secure.”
As part of the film’s distribution, global anti-trafficking agencies will be screening the movie through their networks. A portion of the proceeds from the film will support the work of these agencies to rescue and restore victims of human trafficking.
Kooman said the date for the local premiere of She Has A Name has not yet been set. A limited release for the film is planned in December, with a wider release in January.