This is a film, but it will be available On Demand on TV and on digital platorms in October.
Informatoin about the upcoming theatrical release in Los Angeles on Sept 30th and global (across North America and in countries around the world) TVOD/Digital Platforms on October 4th of 1091 Pictures’ Auroris Media film powerful documentary “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic.”
This powerful story is one that needs to be told, where human trafficking has victims numbering in the hundreds of thousands, sextortion affects 10s of millions of teens and pre-teens…1 in 4 kids are affected or know someone affected.
Auroris Media under their Spotlight Docs Series are continuing to hold sold-out educational theatrical screenings with Q&A’s across the US (tomorrow’s USC educational theatrical screening is also sold-out) ahead of the upcoming LA theatrical run on Sept 30th and global TVOD on October 4th.
Please note in every city we’ve screened—family members of Sextortion victims have spoken up during incredibly emotional Q&A’s with the audience.
The films educational theatrical screening series will continue thru the fall leading into the theatrical run beginning in Los Angeles, CA at the Noho7 Laemmle on September 30th ahead of the 1091 Pictures global TVOD/Digital release of Auroris Media’s powerful and timely feature documentary “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic” from filmmaker Maria Peek (“I Dream of Dance,” “Third Grade”) globally beginning on October 4th, 2022. We greatly appreciate your coverage on this heartrending topic and private screeners and interviews available upon request. As you know, critical reviews, interviews and stories are vital to powerful impact documentaries such as these — education on this subject can help save lives.
About the Spotlight Docs Series: Keeping Our Kids Safe Online is an Impact Screening Series presented by Spotlight Docs. After its world premiere at the 2022 Santa Barbara Film Festival, the film will be traveling with an expert panel to educate parents and teens ahead of the films global TVOD/Digital release on October 4th, 2022. To learn more or book an educational theatrical in your market visit: www.sextortionfilm.com
Where to RSVP for all Spotlight Docs Upcoming Screenings Across the U.S.: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/keeping-our-kids-safe-online-875809
“Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic,” which made its premiere at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival as part of the Social Justice Feature Documentaries, tackles a disturbing yet timely subject matter, and is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion—a present-day reality for many children online. Auroris Media is launching a national educational screening tour to help save the next child from this fastest growing global crime (current breaking news on this tragic crime in recent days include California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Australia on CNN, ABC News, etc.). The screening tour will include Q&A with the filmmakers and expert panels aimed at education and prevention.
About “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic”:
Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion–a present-day reality for one in seven children online. Where human trafficking has hundreds of thousands of victims, sextortion victims are in the tens of millions each year. By unsealing the federal case of a top-gun pilot with hundreds of victims, and interviewing survivors and their parents, this true-crime piece exposes an often-overlooked crime against children, the tactics of online predators, and the voices of parents and law enforcement poised to stop online child exploitation in its tracks.
About the Spotlight Docs Series: Keeping Our Kids Safe Online is an Impact Screening Series presented by Spotlight Docs. After its world premiere at the 2022 Santa Barbara Film Festival, the film will be traveling with an expert panel to educate parents and teens ahead of the films theatrical release on Sept 30th and global TVOD/Digital release on October 4th, 2022. To learn more visit: www.sextortionfilm.com
Through partnerships with the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, the filmmaking team had unique unrestricted access to all government documents for an international sextortion case of a Top Gun pilot with hundreds of victims, unsealed for this film for the very first time. By interviewing survivors and their parents, this true crime piece exposes this fastest growing crime against children, the tactics of online predators, and the voices of parents and law enforcement poised to stop online child exploitation in its tracks. Through interviews with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic shows the scale of online enticement and exploitation of children– and what we can do to stop it. The filmmakers created an online educational curriculum in partnership with NCMEC, which is available at https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz. Curriculum is available free of charge to educators, parents, federal agents and police departments, and is age-appropriate for middle and high school students.
Where to Pre-Order the film: https://geni.us/Sextortion