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It’s 2010.

Tom and Nacole’s daughter is missing. She’s run away from the home they built for her.

Within 48 hours she’ll be forced into a life of prostitution.

It’s 2007.

Lisa is 13 years old and on the streets. She needs to find a way to survive.

She’ll spend the next six years trying to cope with that decision.

It’s 2005.

Andy is arresting a girl for the second time. Frustrated, he asks her “Why?”

The answer will change his life.

Set in Seattle Washington, The Long Night, a feature film by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm, gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives have been forever changed by this issue.

The Long Night is not themed to advocate a solution. Instead, it submerges the viewer in the experience of what it has been like for Natalie and Lisa to survive in the life; for Tom and Nacole to watch their daughter slip out of their hands; for Andy and his fellow police officers, Brian and Joel, to try and create a more just system.

The Long Night is testimony to the lives of those who have lived this crisis.

Published: December 1, 2014


Director: Tim Matsui
Produced by: MediaStorm
Cinematography: Tim Matsui
Field Producer: Tim Matsui
Editor and Producer: Tim McLaughlin
Epilogue Editor and Producer: Julia Wall
Additional Cinematography: Carey Wagner
Motion Graphics: Joe Fuller
Composer: Nandi Rose Plunkett
Player Design & Development: Tim Klimowicz, Shameel Arafin, David Kofahl
Social Media: Eileen Mignoni, Cortney Cleveland
Partnership Development: Samia Khan
Executive Producer: Brian Storm
Special Thanks: Leslie Briner, Deborah Edison, Noel Gomez
This Film is Dedicated to: Dr. Naomi Sugar

Made Possible By

This project made possible with generous support of the The Alexia Foundation.


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