Schedule

Friday, July 31st, 6 PM - 10 PM

Warner Grand Theatre

 

 

4:00 PM           Media Check-In


5:00 PM           Doors Open

                          Red Carpet

                          EmCee: Patrick Erlandson - Founder & Creative Director for See It - End It Film & Arts Festival 

                                                

6:00 PM           Welcome & Opening Remarks by Patrick Erlandson

                          Live Performance 

                          Short Film - 26 Seconds

 

7:00 PM           Feature Film Premiere -  Lost Girls: Angie's Story

                          Panel Discussion

                          Moderator: TBD

  

 

Saturday, August 1st, 11 AM - 1:30 PM 

Warner Grand Theatre

 

 9:00 AM         Media Check-In

10:00 AM        Doors Open - Registration, Vendor & Resource Tables

                         Red Carpet

                         Emcee: TBD

 

11:00 AM        Welcome & Opening Remarks

                         Live Performance

                         Emcee: TBD

 

11:30 AM        Foster Care & Youth Program

                         Tanya

                         Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings by Kids in the Spotlight

                         Girl Scouts Video

                         Boys & Girls Club Film

                         Colors Run

                         UNSEEN

                         Emcee: TBD

                         Panel Discussion and Q&A with Experts & Filmmakers

 

Saturday, August 1st, 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Warner Grand Theatre

 2:00 PM         Feature Film - Honey Bee

                         Emcee: TBD

                         

Saturday, August 1st, 3:30 - 5 PM

Warner Grand Theatre 

 3:30 PM         Short Film Presentation

                         Every 2 Minutes

                         S.O.S.

                         A Dangerous Profession

                         House Mother

                         Porn Fuels Demand

                         The Human Face of Seafood Sustainability by Fair Trade

                         Emcee: TBD

                         Panel Discussion and Q&A with Experts & Filmmakers

 

Saturday, August 1st, 6 PM - 10 PM

Warner Grand Theatre

4:00 PM          Media Check-In


5:00 PM          Red Carpet

5:30 PM          Doors Open - Registration, Vendor & Resource Tables

                         Emcee: TBD

 

6:00 PM          Welcome & Opening Remarks by Patrick Erlandson

                         Live Performance

6:30 PM          Short Film Opener
                         
Sleep Well My Baby

                         Panel Discussion and Q&A with Experts & Filmmakers

 

7:00 PM          Feature Film Presentation

                         Foster Boy

                         Panel Discussion and Q&A with Experts & Filmmakers

9:00 PM          Acknowledgements & Closing Remarks

Films Screenings

Foster Boy

Michael Trainer is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-pro t foster care agency is accused of putting a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal, with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career protecting corporate interests, at first wants nothing to do with Jamal’s case until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially, he sees Jamal as a kid off the street looking to grab a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-pro t foster care agency, Michael is transformed from cynical skeptic to fierce warrior in the pursuit of justice.


Running Time: 109 minutes

Film Rating: N/R  

Director: Youssef Delara

Executive Producer: Shaquille O'Neal

Writer/Producer: Jay Paul Deratany

Producers: Peter Samuelson, Andrew Sugerman, Anne-Marie Mackay

Starring: Matthew Modine & Louis Gosset Jr. 

Principal Cast: Shane Paul McGhie, Julie Benz, Evan Handler, Amy Brenneman, Lex Scott Davis, Jordan Belfi, Michael Beach and Michael Hyatt

www.fosterboy.com

 

HONEY BEE

HONEY BEE is an unpredictable tale of survival that follows the journey of an unlikely teenaged truck stop prostitute pulled from her ruthless and manipulative boyfriend-pimp and forced back into foster care where she discovers there might be more to life than the hand she’s been dealt. 

Young, smart, sassy and beautiful.  By day 14-year-old Natalie Sorenson listens to the latest songs on her iPhone and shares a basket of fries with her best friend Cherry, by night she ties her pink bandana to the side mirrors of 18-wheel trucks and earns top dollar for her charming and manipulative boyfriend-pimp Ryan Dawes.  HONEY BEE is a tough drama about survival that follows an unlikely teenaged truck stop sex worker who is pulled from the confines of her boyfriend’s prostitution ring and forced into foster care in remote Northern Ontario while police search for her dangerous pimp.   A fish out of water, Natalie discovers her wonton ways are no match for her foster mom Louise and her new siblings who are determined to show the defiant newcomer there’s more to life than the hand she’s been dealt.


Running Time: 93 minutes

Film Rating: N/R  

Director: Rama Rau

Executive Producer: Damon D.Oliveira

Producer: Sally Karam

Principal Cast: Julia Sarah Stone, Martha Plimpton, Steven Love, Michelle McLeod, Conor Price

www.honeybeethefilm.com

 

EVERY 2:00 MINUTES

 

In the United States, a minor is bought or sold in trafficking every 2 minutes. With each and every instance there is a moment of betrayal. Every 2:00 Minutes explores this moment with 3 micro-stories depicting those moments of betrayal and the situations the victims find themselves.


Running Time: 8 Minutes

Film Rating: N/R (Intense) 

Directors: Amanda Young, Elizabeth Olmstead, Dave Ogle

Producers: Bobby Marko & Max Butler

Principal Cast: Lestonja Diaz, Brandon Lee W, A.J. Rivera, Jeff Armstrong, Rolando Madrigal, Ayla Williams, Faith Murphy, Kevin Burnes

www.storygive.com

 

UNSEEN

Inspired by true events, UNSEEN follows the story of a small-town girl (Rhyon Nicole Brown) as she makes a simple social media mistake, leading her down a dangerous path, never to be seen again; bringing into light the role technology plays in the facilitation of human trafficking and child exploitation.

   

Inspired by true events, UNSEEN is a cautionary tale about the dangers lurking on social media. In UNSEEN, a teenage girl’s innocent social media mistake has dire consequences. Carly (FOX Empire's Rhyon Nicole Brown), at age 17, like most teenagers, wants to have her own money, be seen at parties, get out of her small town and find something better, even become famous. Carly’s way out of her current situation comes in the form of a social media advertisement that she sees on her phone: an agency looking for models, offering a prize of $1,000.

Carly decides to meet with the modeling agency and puts herself in an unsafe position by going alone and not telling her mother, leading her never to be seen again. This tactic known as “fame lure” is one of many tactics child traffickers use. This can happen to any child, anywhere, at any time.


Running Time: 19 minutes

Film Rating: N/R (Ages 10+)

Director: Elizabeth Blake-Thomas

Executive Producers: Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, Cindy Cowan, Isabella Blake-Thomas

Producers: Francis Gregory O'Toole and Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh of Mercury Pictures, Mal Young, Larry Schapiro, Maria Capp, Taryn Corbett-Kinney

Principal Cast: Rhyon Nicole Brown, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Yolanda Wood, Rebecca Da Costa, Hilary Barraford

www.motheranddaughterent.com

 

26 SECONDS

 

Every 26 Seconds a Child is Trafficked Globally from the sex trade.

   

The short film 26 Seconds is a glimpse of the dramatic feature documentary that peers behind the shadowy curtain of the rampant global plague of sex trafficking, taking the audiences from the neon underground in Thailand to the dusty refugee camps of Iraq; from the glitz and glam of Las Vegas to across the border in Tijuana; from the sunny streets of Southern California to the slums of New Delhi and Phnom Penh; and the rift valleys in East Africa.


Running Time: 7 Minutes

Film Rating: N/R  

Director/Producer: Kelly Galindo

Principal Cast: Tony Kirwan, Founder from Destiny Rescue

www.26secondsdoc.com

 

HOUSE MOTHER

A house mother prepares young girls for their duties in the world of human trafficking but realizes her teen daughter could soon be exposed to the truth of her business.

   

Human Trafficking is everywhere and is infiltrating America in unimaginable and frightening ways.  From kidnappings to branding, to grooming and even abuse, House Mother is a dramatic rendition and compilation of the horrors of what can and does happen to young victims. It’s the story of a ‘house mother’ that grooms young girls to do their duties in this horrific industry and the threat of even her own daughter learning about her business.

Our story follows Carly, a middle-aged woman, whose daughter believes her to be an Insurance Claim Agent. The truth of her line of work is that she is a ‘House Mother’, which is a position of grooming young trafficked victims for the horrors of a ‘Pimp’ or ‘John’.  Carly’s daughter, Alice, informs her of a young girl who happens to be a runaway teen, and also one of Alice’s friend’s younger sister, Molly. The story unfolds when Carly must make a decision to break free of the position she holds in the industry by allowing the captive girls to run, or continue to watch their abuser.


Running Time: 12 minutes

Film Rating: N/R (Ages 10+)

Director: Patrick Rea

Producers: Patrick Rea and Anita Cordell

Principal Cast: Anita Cordell, Scott Cordes, Kimberly Igla & Micaiah Cordell

www.iwillriseproject.com

 

A DANGEROUS PROFESSION

 

An exciting grade school career day turns dark when the last 4th grader stands up to present.

 

A day with a classroom of 4th graders celebrating their dream job seems to be a way of highlighting many adult professions.  Little do we know that one of the students has a presentation that gives a twist to their career day joy.


Running Time: 10 Minutes

Film Rating: N/R

Director: Anita Cordell 

Producers: Anita Cordell and Michael Moore

Principal Cast: Alicia Cabrera, Kelsey Lewis, Dominic Adams, Ava Marie Werner & Emma Hite

www.iwillriseproject.com

 

COLORS RUN

The friendship between a broken soul and a young imaginative girl is needed to save their own lives.

   

Colors Run follows the unlikely friendship of a broken old soul and a young imaginative girl. She dreams of an imaginary circus while he just wants out of this town to start anew. They never knew their paths would cross, much less they would save each other's lives.


Running Time: 16 minutes

Film Rating: PG-13 (Some Explicit Language)

Director: Olivia Carter (16-yrs-old)

Producer: Gwyn Grillo

Principal Cast: Mark Carter, Alexis Magee & Nikki Weiland

www.facebook.com/colorsrunmovie/

 

TANYA

 

Tanya tells the story of a young girl who is trapped as a sex slave until she meets a man who is just as lonely as she is.

 
Running Time: 15 minutes

Film Rating: N/R

Director: Monica Raymund

Producers: The Hidden Tears Project: Jason Gurvitz & Jordan Marinov

Principal Cast: Eamonn Walker, Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso 

www.hiddentearsproject.org

 

LOST GIRLS

After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and family after a year 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.

   
Running Time: 107 minutes

Film Rating: N/R

Director: Julia Verdin

Producer: Sean Acosta, Julia Verdin, Jason Piette, Cady McClain & Morris S. Levy

Principal Cast: Olivia d’Abo, Jane Widdup, Dylan Sprayberry, Randall Batinkoff, Cherie Jiminez, Sharmita Bhattacharya, Lindsey Da Sylveira, Rita Rucker, Marty Dew, Denise Nicholson, Betsy Landin with Amin Joseph, MC Lyte & Montgomery

https://www.artists4change.org/filmprojects/lost-girls-angie/

BURNT FEATHERS, BROKEN WINGS

 

Four teenage girls in a foster care youth home share their hopes for their future despite their difficult upbringing and struggles with addiction. A look at the trials and triumphs of these four girls in the foster care system. 

 
Running Time: 11 minutes

Film Rating: PG-13

Director: Cady McClain

Producers: Kids in the Spotlight, Inc., Martin Johnson, Tige Charity, Maryvale Group Home, Cady McClain & Amanda Quinn Olivar

https://www.kitsinc.org/

GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA: HUMAN TRAFFICKING VIDEO

Lifelong Girl Scout, Emma Anderegg, and recent Newman Catholic High School graduate from Iowa created this informative video to bring awareness and educate the youth of human trafficking. The video has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement possible in Girl scouting. Emma partnered with Jason Hugi, an investigator with the Mason City Police Department; Nicole Hamilton-Brahm, of the Crisis Intervention Service; Libbey Hohn, of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce; and Tim McCleary of KIMT-TV to use the video to educate seventh and eighth-grade students about what human trafficking actually is, how to avoid it and to reduce trafficking in Iowa. It has had national exposure by being shown at the iJAG National Conference held in Florida. 

   
Running Time: 13 minutes

Film Rating: N/R

Director/Producer: Emma Anderegg

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