Girl Lost

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Girl Lost
Directed byRobin Bain
Produced byRobin Bain
Leah Cevoli
John Swon
Written byRobin Bain
StarringJessica Taylor Haid
Felix Ryan
Robin Bain
Emily Cheree
Irena Stemer
Misha Suvorov
James Seaman
Music byAnoice
Takahiro Kido
CinematographyIan Campbell
Edited byLouie Cohen; lead editor
Ian Campbell
Distributed byCinema Epoch
Release date
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Girl Lost is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Robin Bain.[3][4]

Girl Lost was filmed on location in Los Angeles, California and was released by Cinema Epoch on Amazon Prime Video in 2018. The film quickly became the #1 trending movie on Amazon Prime Video in June 2018.[5] In addition, Girl Lost held the position as the #1 most popular movie on Tubi during the months of June and July 2018.[6]

Beyond the film's domestic release, Girl Lost has been released internationally in the United Kingdom,[7] Germany[8] and Japan.[9]


Girl Lost explores underage prostitution in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood. The film brings to light the very real tragedy of sex trafficking in the United States.[10]

Girl Lost follows the life of 15-year-old, Shara, who is lured into prostitution by her own mother. Finding herself homeless and alone, the wayward teen turns to the only option she believes she has... Selling her body and her soul.[11]


  • Jessica Taylor Haid as Shara
  • Felix Ryan as Jamie
  • Robin Bain as Kim
  • Emily Cheree Dye as Bridgette
  • James Seaman as Louie
  • Irena Stemer as Madame Yeva
  • Misha Suvorov as Sero
  • Evana Alexeeva as Alin
  • Daniel Wojack as Stosh

Film development[edit]

Girl Lost was partially funded on Kickstarter under the working title Nowhereland.[12][13] Cinema Epoch, the film's distribution company, changed the name to Girl Lost upon the release of the film in 2018.[14]

Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story[edit]

A subsequent Girl Lost film, Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story written, directed, produced and edited by Robin Bain was released on December 1, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video in the United States.[15]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received a 5/5 star rating from reviewer in which the article states, "This is just an amazing film. Perfectly executed in every way. Outstanding."[16]

While still in development and raising funds on Kickstarter, Girl Lost, under the working title, Nowhereland, was honored as "Project of the Day" on IndieWire.[17]


Year Association Category Work Result
2016 23rd Annual IFS Los Angeles Film Festival Best Picture[18] Nowhereland Won
2016 Best Dramatic Feature Film Nowhereland Won
2016 Audience Choice Award Nowhereland Won
2016 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition, Dramatic Impact[19] Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Women Filmmakers Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Writing - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Direction - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 The IndieFEST Film Awards Award of Recognition, Women Filmmakers[20] Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Writing - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Direction - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2017 Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards Silver Award, Writer & Director - Robin Bain[21] Nowhereland Won
2017 Guerilla MovieMaking Awards (GMMA) Festival Best Film, Director - Robin Bain[22] Nowhereland Won
2019 Brufifest Brujo's Film Festival Best Director - Robin Bain[23] Girl Lost Won


  1. ^
  2. ^ Girl Lost on Amazon Prime Video
  3. ^ interview Robin Bain interview
  4. ^ [1]Girl Lost on Amazon Prime Video
  5. ^ screenshot #1 Trending Movie on Amazon Prime Video
  6. ^ screenshot #1 Most Popular Film on
  7. ^ Amazon UK
  8. ^ Amazon Germany
  9. ^ Amazon Japan
  10. ^ Official Facebook Page
  11. ^ Official Facebook Page
  12. ^ Official Kickstarter page for Nowhereland/Girl Lost by Robin Bain
  13. ^ Filmcourage (22 July 2015). "'Out of 188 Kickstarter Supporters I Knew Roughly 30' NOWHERELAND Filmmaker Robin Bain on Crowdfunding Over $34k in 2014 - Film Courage". Film Courage.
  14. ^ Interview with writer and director Robin Bain
  15. ^ Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story
  16. ^ Nowhereland by Robin Bain – Review by Kevin Kincaid
  17. ^ Project of the Day: Nowhereland July 7, 2014
  18. ^ "Independent Filmmakers Showcase Award Winners (2016)".
  19. ^ "Accolade Competition Award Winners (2016)".
  20. ^ "The IndieFEST Film Awards Winners (2016)".
  21. ^ "Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards (2017)".
  22. ^ "Guerilla MovieMaking Awards (GMMA) Festival (2017)".
  23. ^ "Brufifest Brujo's Film Festival (2018)".

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