Red Deer-produced human trafficking movie up for five awards

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
March 31, 2017 - 9:41am

A movie written and produced in Red Deer that shines a light on the plight of human trafficking has been nominated for several provincial awards.

Released in December, "She Has A Name" is based on the award winning play written by Andrew Kooman.

Kooman wrote She Has A Name in 2009 after learning that more than two million children are forced into some facet of the worldwide sex trade each year, and that only one per cent of them are rescued.

“I would have preferred not to know, but once I found out I thought ‘Man, I’ve got to do something about it’ and what I had in my hand was a pen, so I decided to write a story," he said prior to the movie's world premiere.

Having now been shown on screens across the world, She Has A Name is nominated for five Alberta Film and Television Awards:

Best Dramatic Feature or Made-For-TV Movie: She Has A Name (Unveil Studios)

Best Director Drama Over 30 Minutes: Matthew Kooman

Best Editor Drama Over 30 Minutes: Matthew Kooman

Best Production Designer / Art Director(s): Shari Aspinall

Best Makeup and/or Hair Artist(s): Debbie Vandelaar

Affectionately known as the "Rosies," the award ceremony will take place Saturday, April 29 at the Shaw Conference
Centre in Edmonton.

She Has A Name is also closing this weekend's inaugural Central Alberta Film Festival in Red Deer.



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