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SSF Loves Film | “Eye on Film” | Eden premieres at South by Southwest with a SSFTag

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SSF Loves Film | “Eye on Film” | Eden premieres at South by Southwest with a SSFTag

EDEN, another Megan Griffiths directed film, will have its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Produced by Colin Plank and Jacob Mosler and starring Jamie Chung (HANGOVER 2), Matt O’Leary (NATURAL SELECTION) and Beau Bridges (FABULOUS BAKER BOYS). EDEN is one of eight selections in the prestigious Narrative Competition section. Costume Designer on the film was our own SSF co-founder, Rebecca Luke.

We think the synopsis on the SXSW site is perfect. So here goes:

In 1994 Korean-American teenager, Hyun Jae, went to a bar in New Mexico where a handsome young man posing as a firefighter offered her a ride home. Then she was abducted and smuggled into Las Vegas where she was imprisoned as a sex slave for two years. During her captivity, Hyun Jae (dubbed Eden by her captors) ensured her own survival by steadily carving out power and influence within the very organization that imprisoned her. Inspired by the complex and harrowing true story of human trafficking survivor Chong Kim, Eden peers into the darkest corners of America and attempts to discover the humanity within.

There are dozens of stories of how this film was shot sustainably qualifying them for a SSFTag, from reusable water bottles with water stations for the crew to Catering taking extra food at the end of the day to soup kitchens, digital call sheets, using Goodwill for costuming and more. The production is currently working on connecting with a non profit that is involved with the very real issue of human trafficking.

Join the conversation with director Megan Griffiths as she and Sustainble Style host a twitter chat on Shooting Films Sustainably To participate in the chat simply follow #SSFChat on Monday, February 27th at 6pm PT/9pm ET.

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