“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” Ā –Winston Churchill

I am pleased to announce that the first trailer to our new feature-length film, “Internal Mazes” is now uploaded on YouTube. The English subtitles are up and all you have to do is activate the captions in the bottom right corner of the YouTube screen. This film was birthed with the desire to combat human sex trafficking, prostitution and tourism, being that the World Cup will be held this year in Brazil and the Olympics just two years from now.

Synopsis:

It tells the story of Beto, a well-respected man in his community, who married a former prostitute named Suzana. After their wedding, wanting to forget Suzana’s past, they move to a small town in the country to rebuild their lives. Soon enough, however a number of events happen that bring Suzana’s past to the surface to torment them, revealing many scars and wounds to be healed which drives Suzana back to the underworld of prostitution. Beto is required to seek to regain an injured person that is socially marked as unworthy of love.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the trailer hmmmmm…

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Internal Mazes – One world, two realities

25 thoughts on “Internal Mazes – One world, two realities

  1. The trailer is outstanding. It’s a very dark film on many levels. I was feeling ill when the woman went back to her prior life, and he went to rescue her. The thugs were so realistic looking. It’s like a visual nightmare. From what I can see, the film connects at a visceral and intellectual level.

    • Did you put the captions on in English. There’s a little box figure in the lower right hand corner. When you go over it with the mouse it will say CC or Captions. Just click on that and choose to activate them. Then there will be English subtitles.
      šŸ™‚

  2. Wow… I liked it when you sent me the link before the closed captioning. Now that I can understand it, I absolutely love it. Using the story of Hosea on the screen is absolutely brilliant to combat the human trafficking problem. Excellent!!

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement secretangel. I’m so glad you liked it. It’s definitely going to be a very strong message.
      Blessings to you
      šŸ™‚

  3. Staci, loved the trailer and waiting for the movie now – the subject matter really touches me and I think it has been handled with creativity and care! Bravo šŸ™‚

    • It’s our super cool friend Jonathan. He’s the guy that is doing all the audio and soundtrack. He and his wife also have a band, TRINI. You should check out this video, which is from our last film and has various scenes from it in it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggLZ-p-9K1M. His wife, Lara, was the main female role in “The Value of a Dream” (that’s the English name to our last film).

  4. I can’t watch the trailer right now, but the story sounds fantastic. I watched a documentary on what life is like for porn stars after they quit. It’s so sad how society judges them. Here they are trying to be better people and rise above their past, yet society just refuses to let them. The story you present here reminds me of that.

    • Oh TK, I’m so glad you commented here and shared about that documentary. May I take this opportunity and recommend another powerful documentary entitled, “Nafarious”, by a group called, “Exodus Cry”. You can check out their web site here: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/the-films/nefarious-i/
      They go beyond the veil of the sex industry and show the reality of it all. Very powerful.
      We want to, not only combat human sex trafficking, but also address the issue of grace, unconditional love and dignity.
      šŸ™‚

  5. Sensational soundtrack, Staci! And the trailer, oh it makes me so eager to watch the movie. The synopsis touches on a global topic. It’s gripping, I must say.

    I once read the confessions of two former prostitutes in one of our dailies. These women, both in their late thirties, admitted that they didn’t willing choose the life. And after they managed to pay their families’ debts and save up to start something new, society never accepted them as ‘new’ people. Some of their male clients still taunted them and were not ashamed to ask for sex. Free sex in public. They yearned for a healthy relationship, but they feared the truth of who they once were had and would continue to scare good men I once read the confessions of two former prostitutes in one of our dailies. These women, both in their late thirties, admitted that they didn’t willing choose the life. And I once read the confessions of two former prostitutes in one of our dailies. These women, both in their late thirties, admitted that they didn’t willing choose the life. And after they managed to pay their families’ debts and save up to start something new, society never accepted them as ‘new’ people. Some of their male clients still taunted them and were not ashamed to ask for sex. Free sex in public. They yearned for a healthy relationship, but they feared the truth of who they once were had and would continue to scare good men I once read the confessions of two former prostitutes in one of our dailies. These women, both in their late thirties, admitted that they didn’t willing choose the life. And afte

  6. Sensational soundtrack, Staci! And the trailer, oh it makes me so eager to watch the movie. The synopsis touches on a global topic. It’s gripping, I must say.

    I once read the confessions of two former prostitutes in one of our dailies. These women, both in their late thirties, admitted that they didn’t willing choose the life. And after they managed to pay their families’ debts and save up to start something new, society never accepted them as ‘new’ people. Some of their male clients still taunted them and were not ashamed to ask for sex. Free sex in public. They yearned for a healthy relationship, but they feared the truth of who they once were had and would continue to scare good men away.

    Thanks for speaking out for women and for what is right and true. No one should be regarded as “spoiled and useless” for there always that room for total transformation.

    • Thank you so much Uzoma. I’m so glad you’re eager to watch the movie. And yes, this topic is definitely global. Human sex trafficking and prostitution exists everywhere. It seems like a losing battle, but we must never give up giving a voice to those that seem to not have a voice.

      Wow, that’s awful about what you read in the daily. It really is so sad. It’s like shackles that these women need to be delivered of. If you ever get the chance, check out this amazing documentary called ‘Nefarious’. It was produced by a group called, Exodus Cry. You can check it out here: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/the-films/nefarious-i/

      “there always that room for total transformation.”
      –Love this. And I totally agree Uzoma.

      šŸ™‚

  7. Fantastic!! My heart was aching just watching the trailer, my friend. A job done well, I say. I have a good friend here that is a youth pastor and he heads up an amazing team of local fighters who go into downtown Houston in an effort to fight this sort abuse. It is always a losing battle, yet they continue to fight. You are doing something quite amazing with this film. Best of luck!

    • Oh, I am so pleased that you liked the trailer Audrey. And yes, it really does seem to be a losing battle. Right now we are at the final stages and the pre-release will be on May 28th, for pastors, the press, etc. Soon after we will be releasing it in 4-5 major cities throughout Brazil. The world cup is upon us and our desire was to get this film released on time for it. It’s crazy here how even just regular college girls are renting themselves out to wealthy tourists that are coming for the World Cup. Getting paid $10,000.00 to be at their beck and call, rent hotel rooms for them, and have sex with them. What the heck happened to dignity and respect for oneself? And these aren’t even prostitutes, but your regular college girl. It’s really sad. Even the government has supplied prostitutes with language classes to better attend ‘clients’, not to mention giving them credit and debit card machines.
      Anyhow, enough of my ranting. Thank you for your comment and encouragement.
      šŸ™‚

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