Indie film NOWHERELAND has been announced as the winner of “Best Dramatic Feature Film” at the 23rd Annual IFS Los Angeles Film Festival and will World Premiere on May 26th, 2016 at 10:15 pm at the Pacific Theaters at The Grove. Official NOWHERELAND Movie Trailer 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exg8oZRsjoQ Purchase NOWHERELAND World Premiere Tickets http://www.ifsfilm.com/2k16/program/2.php#nowhereland
Written, directed and produced by Robin Bain (Paper Doll, Wishful Thinking), NOWHERELAND is listed as a “must-see” at the 2016 Independent Filmmakers Showcase and is on-course to be an indie film success story. NOWHERELAND tackles the very real issue of teenage prostitution as told through the eyes of 15-year-old, “Shara”, played by newcomer, JESSICA TAYLOR HAID. Groomed by her own mother to perform as a sex worker in the underbelly of Los Angeles, “Shara” struggles to survive in this dark world while addressing her own burgeoning sexuality with not only “paying customers”, but her young lover — a petty thief and drifter, “Jamie”, played by FELIX RYAN (Power Rangers Samurai, NCIS: Los Angeles). NOWHERELAND also features former adult film star, Tinslee Reagan, (now known by her birth name EMILY CHEREE), in the role of “Bridgette”, an underage prostitute whom “Shara” befriends while working in a Russian run brothel in Hollywood. As the face of the harsh realities of the sex industry both in the film and in the real world, Emily Cheree is the genuine article.
Since filming her role in NOWHERELAND, Emily Cheree has left the porn industry and started a non-profit, The Skyscraper Project, which is designed to provide support for fellow survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. “It is very important that people of good will are informed and reminded of the everyday tragedy of sex trafficking and prostitution involving children. This great sadness must be exposed. With NOWHERELAND I have attempted to push the process forward towards righting this terrible wrong.”
Robin Bain writer/director NOWHERELAND @RobinBain
Producers: Robin Bain, Leah Cevoli @leah_cevoli and John Swon
Executive Producers: Steven Kalodner, Jodi Kalodner, Vanessa Parsons, Peter Shimamoto and Daniel Wojack
Associate Producer: Aldo Krivicich
Actors: Jessica Taylor Haid @jessica_Haid, Felix Ryan @felixryan, Emily Cheree @missEmilyCheree