Christopher Bessette's "Trade of Innocents" has been selected for the The Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative, which picks up to ten films a year, aims to expand indie films to a broader audience of leaders in the arts, entertainment, business and policy.
The film, about the disturbing reality of human trafficking, stars Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino, John Billingsley and Trieu Tran. Mulroney and Sorvino play a couple who work to rescue children affected by sex trafficking in Cambodia while dealing with the loss of their own daughter.
"This is that rare film that manages to be a gripping thriller, deeply compelling, heartbreaking, and based on real events. At the same time, it sheds light on this important issue that is rarely depicted in films. The persistence of the problem of human trafficking continues to prove that it will take all the efforts of committed world citizens to begin to make a dent in and eventually end human trafficking and slavery in all forms.”
The film was produced by Dean River Productions and will be distributed by Monterey Media, starting in New York's Quad Cinema on October 5.