How can the cage door be open but someone still trapped inside?

A young girl coerced into sex-trafficking must escape the emotional cage her “Romeo Pimp” has trapped her in before she loses what little hope remains to live and dream

Grace, 16, Latina, equal parts sass and sweet, is a resourceful dreamer

Desperate for love, desperate for a new life, she ran away from foster care to Los Angeles with hopes of enrolling in cosmetology school

Instead, she was sold on false love, sold on a fake

sense of protection, sold on fraudulent dreams 

MODERN SLAVE is a 15 minute dramatic short film

A "proof-of-concept" for a feature length version