Girl Lost

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Girl Lost
Directed byRobin Bain[3]
Written byRobin Bain
Produced byRobin Bain
Leah Cevoli
John Swon
StarringJessica Taylor Haid
Felix Ryan
Robin Bain
Emily Cheree
Irena Stemer
Misha Suvorov
James Seaman
CinematographyIan Campbell
Edited byLouie Cohen; lead editor
Ian Campbell
Music byAnoice
Takahiro Kido
Distributed byCinema Epoch
Release dates
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Girl Lost is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Robin Bain.[4][5]

Girl Lost was filmed on location in Los Angeles, California and was released by Cinema Epoch on Amazon Prime Video in 2018.[6] The film quickly became the #1 trending movie on Amazon Prime Video in June 2018.[7] In addition, Girl Lost held the position as the #1 most popular movie on Tubi during the months of June and July 2018.[8]

Beyond the film's domestic release, Girl Lost has been released internationally in the United Kingdom,[9] Germany[10] and Japan.[11]

Plot[edit]

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.[12]

Girl Lost follows the life of 15-year-old, Shara.[13] After being sexually abused by her mother's boyfriend, Shara runs away with her street hustler boyfriend, Jamie. Jamie and Shara struggle to survive in Los Angeles, but ultimately, they fail. Finding herself homeless and alone, the wayward teen turns to the only option she believes she has... Selling her body and her soul. Shara begins working as a prostitute in a back-alley Russian brothel with other underage girls and her life begins to unravel.[14]

Cast[edit]

  • 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.[15][16] Cinema Epoch, the film's distribution company, changed the name to Girl Lost upon the release of the film in 2018.[17]

Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story[edit]

A second 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.[18][19]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received a 5/5 star rating from reviewer FilmFervor.com in which the article states, "This is just an amazing film. Perfectly executed in every way. Outstanding."[20]

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.[21]

Awards[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2016 23rd Annual IFS Los Angeles Film Festival Best Picture[22] 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[23] 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[24] 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[25] Nowhereland Won
2017 Guerilla MovieMaking Awards (GMMA) Festival Best Film, Director - Robin Bain[26] Nowhereland Won
2019 Brufifest Brujo's Film Festival Best Director - Robin Bain[27] Girl Lost Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/girllostmovie/status/722850732265725952?lang=en[bare URL]
  2. ^ Girl Lost on Amazon Prime Video
  3. ^ bgpics.comGirl Lost Interview with director Robin Bain
  4. ^ filmcourage.com interview Robin Bain interview filmcourage.com
  5. ^ hollywoodreporter.comGirl Lost director Robin Bain
  6. ^ [1]Girl Lost on Amazon Prime Video
  7. ^ twitter.com screenshot #1 Trending Movie on Amazon Prime Video
  8. ^ girllostmovie.com Success Story #1 Most Popular Film on TubiTV.com
  9. ^ Amazon UK
  10. ^ Amazon Germany
  11. ^ Amazon Japan
  12. ^ msinthebiz article Making Nowhereland AKA Girl Lost
  13. ^ letterboxd.com Girl Lost Reviews
  14. ^ Girl Lost (2018) Disturbing Breakdown SpookyRice, Girl Lost (2018) Disturbing Breakdown Review
  15. ^ kickstarter.com Official Kickstarter page for Nowhereland/Girl Lost by Robin Bain
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ filmcourage.com Interview with writer and director Robin Bain
  18. ^ amazon.com Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story
  19. ^ lavenderafterdark.com Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story by Robin Bain – Review by Jed Ryan
  20. ^ filmfervor.com Nowhereland by Robin Bain – Review by Kevin Kincaid
  21. ^ IndieWire.com Project of the Day: Nowhereland July 7, 2014
  22. ^ "Independent Filmmakers Showcase Award Winners (2016)".
  23. ^ "Accolade Competition Award Winners (2016)".
  24. ^ "The IndieFEST Film Awards Winners (2016)".
  25. ^ "Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards (2017)". 13 February 2017.
  26. ^ "Guerilla MovieMaking Awards (GMMA) Festival (2017)".
  27. ^ "Brufifest Brujo's Film Festival (2018)". Facebook.

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