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Project of the Day: ‘Nowhereland’

Project of the Day: 'Nowhereland'

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Tweetable Logline: “Nowhereland” explores the world of prostitution in a raw portrayal of a young girl trapped within the societal tragedy of sexual abuse.

Elevator Pitch: Born into the seedy, underground world of prostitution, 15-year-old Shara has known no other life. Her mother is a career escort, who’s now looking to Shara to make the kind of money she used to make in her youth. However, Shara’s mother’s plans for her daughter are interrupted when Shara meets and falls for a drug addicted, street hustler, Jamie. Dreams of changing their lives and running off into the sunset together take a harrowing turn for Shara and Jamie as the two learn that escaping their past isn’t as easy as it seems.

Production Team:

Robin Bain – Writer / Director / Producer
Ian Campbell – Director of Photography
Bill Pollock – Editor

About the film: “Nowhereland” a character study. Low concept in its nature, this film explores the social, cultural and economic plights of ordinary people as they struggle to survive in an unforgiving world. As a topical issue in society today “Nowhereland” confronts the issues and suffering revolving around sex trafficking and underage prostitution. “In portraying this subject matter ‘Nowhereland’ promotes public awareness and discourse anticipating and advocating for societal changes that will make positive differences in the lives of innocent children who suffer daily at the hands of their abusers,” Bain says.

Current status: ” Nowhereland” is in pre-production and is currently fundraising on Kickstarter. The film is scheduled to shoot in the fall of 2014.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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Important Movie!!!


Great Job Jessica!!!

Karen Martinez

Must See !!! POWERFUL


Powerful Trailer………..

Kal Uthe

So good! Truly a MUST SEE!


This Film is a one that must be seen
and completed. A story the world will
Recognize as eye opening !

Wolf Morrison

What a great story! Far beyond any clichè. Fine young actresses and actors, too. This film is really worth to be supported! Can't wait to see it!

Karen Worden

Looking forward to seeing this one! Robin, Leah, Ian, Bill and the entire team of actors (Harry Hains, Jessica Taylor Haid, Tinslee Reagan, George Capacete) did an excellent
job putting together the pitch video. Important project (on so many levels) that needs to be made.


Can't wait to see this movie conquers the world this story is a universal story. This project is vital. The trailer stands for it beautifully, the young actors are awesome. It's definitely worth supporting!


I need to see this movie!! I have been on Kickstarter every day after I watched the trailer. I donated, but wish I could donate more. This film resonates with me – and I believe it will resonate w/ many others in America. These stories are not told in Hollywood. Finally, someone has the courage to step forward unravel the mystery and truth of child prostitution. I expect this will be a heart breaker, a tear jerker, and a reality check for all of us. I can't wait…


Great looking project! Excellent writing and a story that needs to be told.
At last a writer who speaks to important societal issues in a meaningful way.
NEVERLAND is project of the week and most certainly will be project of the year!


The best Movie-Project on Kickstarter this Year. It's worth supporting!

Howard Fannon

This is a very important film, help raise awheareness by supporting this project


Epic trailer and acting! Cannot wait for this to be out in theatres i have a good feeling about this one

Zoe Dane

Such an intense trailer, with such an amazing and blossoming actress, this is going to be such a phenomenal film!! Me and all of my friends cannot wait to go see it!!!

John Hill

Shot incredibly well and an intriguing story. Definitely looking forward to it.

Mickey Kravitz

Looks amazing!!!!!!!

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