Close To Home — The Film

SYNOPSIS

Four lives converge throughout this interlocking story of unsuspecting individuals thrust into the world of sex trafficking after the brutal attack of a young girl causes a series of events to unfold throughout the U.S within two weeks. Lincoln, a suspended detective grieving from an incident in his past, rescues the young girl left for dead which sends him on a personal mission to solve her case while forcing him to confront his own demons. Meanwhile Emma, a 13 year-old girl from a struggling middle class family in Ohio, is trying to overcome the pressures of fitting in at school; Aiesha, an underprivileged teen from Atlanta is overwrought with responsibility and loses her job despite increasing debt; and Megan, a debutante, is enjoying her blissfully reckless life, experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

PROMOTIONAL TRAILER

BUDGET

Artists United for Social Justice is seeking to raise $500,000 in donations to help fulfill the completion of the film and achieve the goals of the The I Stop Traffic Awareness campaign. For a full detailed budget and overview of the film and campaign  please email mail@istoptraffic.com.

VISUAL STYLING

Close To Home will be filmed with a raw, realistic, edgy style similar to films such as Crash and Monster.

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The story will not be forced or didactic, nor is it a lecture piece, rather it honestly portrays real life situations as a way to engage the audience with occurrences easy to identify with.

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All 4 main characters and the supporting characters have integrated storylines that tie-in for a climactic end.

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Each main character will be shot with a varying style that is intrinsic to their personal story.

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The violent and intense sexual nature of sex trafficking will be conveyed in a classic way of horror storytelling, where less is seen but more is heard. Leaving much to the imagination of the viewer.

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There will be two versions of the film edited pending the type of distribution. A PG-13 and an R-rated version for purposes of determining the appropriate demographic.

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Unlike many other films on the issue, Close To Home, is a fast-paced drama, filled with action and suspense.

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