ABOUT THE FILM

A VR FILM

SOLD (THROUGH MY EYES) is a 3D VR 180 short film where the audience experiences being in the body and memories of a girl who is trafficked, the pimp who coerces her, and the sex client who wants to spend the night with her. The story is told through the POVs and memories of all three characters, who are trapped in the circumstances of human trafficking in New York City. The story is based on real life interviews with victims, pimps, and clients in New York. Previous working titles include Come Into Me and Through My Eyes. 

THE CAMERA

We devised a Steadicam rig with the ZCAM K1 camera on it to accomplish the POV (such that you can see the bodies of the actors in VR).

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 is a cinematographer and VR producer from Florence, Italy, currently based in NYC. 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.

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