Men & Girls Web-Series Pilot

PLEASE DONATE to help get this important issue noticed. This money will be used to produce the proof-of-concept web-series pilot. The pilot will be the first of six, ten minute episodes. Named donations will be included in the "special thanks" sections of the credits of each episode of season one. Contact us if you would like to become an Executive Producer.

LOGLINE

London Ontario and surrounding areas are a hub for sex traffickers. How can we reduce demand while minimizing the impact of new technology locally and globally? This series will find out.

OVERVIEW
There has been much documentary work done on this important issue. Men & Girls will be different in that we will have a two-pronged focus. First, we want to stifle demand, in other words, help men stop themselves from purchasing sex. Men are far and away the most prolific perpetrators of sexual violence and exploitation. What makes a man go from a protector to a predator and how do they rationalize double lives, one as a loving father or grandfather, the other as a predator who can take part in the destruction of so many girls' lives. Secondly, we want to focus on how technology, everything from cell phones to prolific porn, are impacting the development of boys and girls. How is it used to draw girls into the sex trade and how does it shape their lives? In this series we will not pull punches or blush as we struggle to fight the sex industry and prevent it from destroying the lives of men & girls.

STORY
Through the eyes of Kelly Franklin, Executive Director of 'Courage For Freedom', and others, we will tell dark stories with inspirational ends. Kelly, who comes from an affluent background, was abused by her father at an early age. With the emotional toll of that abuse weighing on her she fell in with organized crime and was subsequently trafficked throughout her youth. She endured the murder of friends, prison, a contract on her life, homelessness and more and yet, through perseverance, a new found faith and the love of family, she has been able to rise up and become an internationally known speaker and teacher who regularly trains police, politicians and business leaders on how to fight sex trafficking while also addressing the unique needs of rescued girls. Thank you Kelly for your courage and for being part of this series. 

THEMES
- Region - through th lens of London Ontario and area, now known as a growing hub for sex traffickers, we want to show that the new face of sex trafficking is our own daughters.
- Male Psychology - We want to understand how some men can disassociate themselves from the girls they abuse while debunking the rationalizations they use to justify their actions. 
- Technology - Cell phones and social media are used in sophisticated ways to trap young girls. We want to explore how technology is expanding this dark market. 
- Nature - The healing power of animal companionship and natural settings has a profound impact on the girls who are rescued. We want to show how light can overcome the dark.

Thank you for your consideration and any help you can provide. Learn more about me at www.bizbio.com or www.bluefoodfilms.com
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