the award winning short film on human trafficking
Inspired by true events, UNSEEN follows the story of a small-town girl (Rhyon Nicole Brown) as she makes a simple social media mistake, leading her down a dangerous path, never to be seen again; bringing into light the role technology plays in the facilitation of human trafficking and child exploitation. Carly, 17, like most teenagers, wants to have her own money, be seen at parties, get out of her small town and find something better, even become famous. Carly’s way out of her current situation comes in the form of a social media advert that she sees on her phone. An agency looking for models and offering them a prize of $1000. Due to some everyday white lies, Carly puts herself in an unsafe position. Carly’s lies lead to her being unseen, never to be seen again. The next day when family and friends realize that no-one knows Carly’s whereabouts, it’s too late. This is “fame lure” and can happen to any child, anywhere at anytime.
Director: Elizabeth Blake-Thomas
Writer: Elizabeth Blake-Thomas
Stars: Rhyon Nicole Brown, Yolanda Wood, Isabella Blake-Thomas
Run Time: 20 Minutes