A Film By: Guy Jacobson and Adi Ezroni
Narrator: Lucy Liu
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Guy Jacobson, a former New York attorney and investment banker, serves as President of Priority Films. Over the past twenty years, he has produced television programs, written and published books, and written numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Jacobson wrote and produced Holly, the highly acclaimed feature film which starred Ron Livingston, Chris Penn, and Virginie Ledoyen.
After an eye-opening sabbatical in 2002, Jacobson founded the RedLight Children Campaign, an NGO aiming to end all forms of child sexploitation. In 2008 the US State Department honored Jacobson as a Global Hero for his work with Holly and RedLight Children. The documentary feature film REDLIGHT marks Jacobson’s directorial debut. He continues to work tirelessly to raise awareness of the global epidemic of child sex trafficking and exploitation.
Adi Ezroni is an award winning actress and film producer. She is the founder of Spring Pictures and a former partner at Priority Films. Redlight is her first directorial work, as part of a three film project she produced together with Guy Jacobson about child trafficking and child prostitution including the feature, "Holly", "Redlight" and "The K11 Journey". She is the recipient of the prestigious US State Department 2008 Anti Trafficking Hero Award for spearheading the films and the international RedLight Children Campaign.
Her films as a producer include “Holly” (Ron Livingston, Virginie Ledoyen, Udo Kier and Chris Penn), the documentary “Redlight” (directed by Adi Ezroni, Guy Jacobson and Charles Kiselyak and narrated by Lucy Liu), “The K11 Journey” as well as Haim Bouzaglo’s “Session” (Steven Bauer, Bar Refaeli). “Rachel” written by Academy award nominated screenwriter, Anna Thomas and "A Late Quartet" are currently in development.
Lucy Liu was born and raised in Queens, New York. Liu graduated from New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School and then received a BA from the University of Michigan with a degree in Asian Languages and Culture.
In 2006, the documentary Freedom's Fury premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, with Liu and her Kill Bill collaborator Tarantino as executive producers. The film dramatizes the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, climaxing with the infamous water polo match between Hungary and the Soviet Union at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Following its international release in 2006-07, the film was picked up by Fortissimo for international sales and became the number one box office film in Hungary shortly after its release.
Now, as both producer and narrator, Liu introduces her latest project, REDLIGHT, exposing and chronicling the tragedies and injustices of the international child-trafficking industry. Filmed over a four year period in Cambodia, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories of these young victims and on two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Appointed UNICEF Ambassador in 2004, Liu has traveled the globe to meet children and experience firsthand UNICEF's efforts to do whatever it takes to save a child. She has visited their programs in Lesotho, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Côte d'Ivoire and most recently Peru. She is continually transformed and inspired by the opportunity to be a voice for children in need around the world.
2006 Woman’s World Award for her outstanding humanitarian work, given to her by former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto sponsored by the World Award organization headed by former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachov.
2008 UNICEF’S Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for helping to advocate child survival by harnessing the power of celebrity to further worldwide issues and causes.
Kerry Girvin | Producer | REDLIGHT
In 2008 Girvin directed the short film, “The Road to Traffik,” about the Cambodian heroine Somaly Mam. The film was produced by Photographer Norman Jean Roy and narrated by Actress Lucy Liu which led to a partnership with directors Guy Jacobson and Adi Ezroni on the documentary film REDLIGHT.
REDLIGHT exposes and chronicles the tragedies and injustices of the international child-trafficking industry. Filmed over a four year period in Cambodia, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories of these young victims and on two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Born and raised in Bethlehem PA, Girvin graduated from Boston College in 1998 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Women’s Studies. She currently lives in Manhattan and has traveled extensively, living in Italy, Japan, and London. In her spare time, she enjoys pursuing an interest in urban landscape photography and dedicates time and energy to the Somaly Mam Foundation.
The GRAiNEY Siblings
Colin Keith Gray was born in 1967 … Megan Raney Aarons was born in 1976
Colin and Megan are an award winning first brother / sister writing & directing team who specialize in documentary and indie films. Known as The Sibs, they are drawn to a provocative mix of social justice themes, irreverent comedy and often over-looked historical & political stories. The Sibs worked together for several years as a writing / directing team before officially launching GRAiNEY Pictures, a full service production company, in May 2003.
The duo’s remarkable ability to research and synthesize complex source material in their story-telling is particularly visible in their second feature documentary Freedom’s Fury, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The film did the festival circuit to rave reviews and awards, followed by its international release in 2006-07. The film deals with the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the Bloodiest Game in Olympic History. It is EP’d by Lucy Liu, Andrew G. Vajna and Quentin Tarantino, with narration by Olympic legend Mark Spitz. The film was picked up by Fortissimo for international sales and since became the number one box office film in Hungary shortly after its release. The Sibs were also Knighted by the Hungarian Government for their work on the film (Order of the Knights Cross) and the film was one of two selected to screen for the US Congress in 2006.
The Sibs’ first feature doc was the theatrically released rockumentary This is Static-X (Warner Bros 2001). They are now in production on The History of Canadian Humour with Amaze Film & TV. The Sibs are Producing (and Megan DP’ing) with director/writer Rob Cohen. The doc features comedic greats like Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox and Ben Stiller. The Sibs are also currently in development on their first IMAX feature documentary called Game Day! College Football to the Max and recently wrapped Redlight, a provocative feature documentary about child sex trafficking in Cambodia.
The Sibs’ extensive TV work includes shows for TBS, TLC, and Discovery. In feature film, The Sibs are in development on several original fiction scripts including RE-IN, a futuristic thriller and love story set in England, the Canadian coming-of-age tree-planting comedy Firmly Planted, the animated feature, Dwere The Bear and a historical drama, Savage Lands.