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COME INTO ME is a VR film about sex trafficking in NY in which the audience member will be able to experience a human trafficking transaction in a popular NY night club through the eyes of three characters: a girl, a pimp and a sex client; more so – travel through their memories to learn their stories and turning points.

The goal of this project is to open the conversation about the topic without judgement – so everyone has a chance to be heard and to move forward powerfully. Previous working titles included SOLD.

Cutting Edge VR Technology

From a technical perspective, this will likely be one of the first VR180 films to be made. We devised a Steadicam rig with ZCSM K1 camera on it to achieve the POVs of the three main characters, such that the audience is immersed in the character’s bodies as they experience trafficking firsthand.

We believe immersive media is a tool for creating empathy, and hope this film accomplishes our goal of creating more awareness and compassion for all involved in human trafficking.

THE TEAM

Aleszea Blanche Germann is a VR director and producer from Minsk, Belarus, currently based in New York. She is an experienced actress who appeared in leading TV series House of Cards, Girls, Billions and Iron Fist as well as a staunch women’s rights activist. Aleszea trained as an undercover journalist with Project Veritas, an organization dedicated to exposing cases of corruption and power abuse, and became a spokesperson for an anti-human trafficking organization Fair Girls. The accumulated knowledge about the subject and a personal encounter of being nearly abducted in a trafficking ring in Egypt at the age of 19 inspired Aleszea to create this film.

Hannah Swayze

Hannah Swayze is a film and VR producer from Los Angeles, California with a background in creating Chinese content. Fluent in Mandarin, she’s worked with the Guggenheim, Project Projects,  John Yuyi, Sui He and others. Recently, her short film she produced with Mike Fontaine ‘Häxan’ premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Barcelona. Currently she’s working on independent VR and Film projects in New York City, Shanghai, and LA.

Daniel Contaldo

Daniel Contaldo, originally from Florence and currently based in New York City, is a cinematographer and VR producer. He shoots narrative and documentary work, as well as commercial projects in film and VR with a range of clients including the NYTimes, Facebook, McDonalds, and Unicef. He strives to shoot projects that advocate a positive social impact and push the boundaries of art and technology.

John Hendicott

John Hendicott is an award winning sound designer and platinum selling music producer who specializes in 3D audio for virtual reality, gaming and installations. John has an extensive track record of innovation in music and sound design, winning national and international awards in a range of disciplines including film, installations and most recently, immersive 360° media.

ELEW

Eric Lewis popularly known as ELEW, is an American jazz pianist who has found cross-over success playing rock and pop music. He is known for his unconventional and physical playing style, which eschews a piano bench and includes reaching inside the piano lid to pull at the strings directly, as well as the creation that he calls “Rockjazz”. In 2016, ELEW was awarded The Novus Award at the Headquarters of the United Nations for contributing music and art to the world

Eamon Redpath

Eamon Redpath is a sound recordist and video editor. A recent college graduate he enjoys taking on projects that require intense computing. Eamon was the stereographer for the film and is adept at stitching 180 and 360 videos and images. With his technical expertise, Eamon was a great asset to the production crew.

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