Los Angeles, California.
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 and sex-trafficking survivor, 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.
Written, directed and produced by Robin Bain, NOWHERELAND has won 11 film festival awards thus far at various festivals both on the national and international level and is on-course to be an indie film success story.
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