Out Today! UNSEEN – Starring Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire) and Isabella Blake-Thomas (Disney’s Secret Society of Second Born Royals), now available FREE online.
A CAUTIONARY TALE THAT THE FILMMAKERS HOPE WILL BE A CONVERSATION STARTER ABOUT SAFETY ON SOCIAL MEDIA,
STARRING RHYON NICOLE BROWN AND ISABELLA BLAKE-THOMAS
Inspired by true events, a small-town girl makes a simple social media mistake, leading her down a dangerous path, never to be seen again. The short film brings into light the role technology plays in the facilitation of human trafficking and child exploitation.
Los Angeles, CA (October 15, 2019) – Writer/director Elizabeth Blake-Thomas’s UNSEEN starring Rhyon Nicole Brown (Fox’s Empire) and Isabella Blake-Thomas (Disney’s Secret Society of Second Born Royals, ABC’s Once Upon a Time) was released today on DigitalHD by Leomark Studios. Rhyon Brown and Isabella Blake-Thomas play best friends who come across what seems to be a modeling contest on social media. It is not.
“We’re proud to support Ms. Blake-Thomas in her mission to bring attention to social media’s role in human trafficking. If seeing UNSEEN alerts even one child or parent to potential danger, it will have been invaluable,” said Maria Collis of Leomark Studios.
Elizabeth Blake-Thomas felt compelled to make a film about child trafficking, fame lures, and fake social media modeling contests with promises of fame and fortune to teenagers around the world, after hearing the story of a girl from Utah who was abducted and trafficked for five years before she escaped and returned to her family. The film is a cautionary tale about the dangers lurking on social media and follows the days leading up to, and of the disappearance of one of the best friends. It is age-appropriate for children, teens, and young adults who use social media, and it is non-graphic.
“Every parent with a teen knows there are dangers on social media. It’s a scary place. The online wolves can disguise themselves in sheep’s clothing in infinite ways. We must repeatedly discuss online safety with our kids and try to teach them how to be safe. Hopefully, UNSEEN will be a conversation starter. There are no easy answers, and the problem isn’t going away,” said Elizabeth Blake-Thomas.
“Rhyon and Yolanda were the perfect mother/daughter team depicting a typical loving, turmoil-filled parent/teenage relationship. Isabella played the slightly naive but naughtier best friend,” said Elizabeth Blake-Thomas.