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I AM STILL HERE


Stolen. Trafficked. Surviving.

I Am Still Here is a brutally realistic multiple award-winning film that aims to raise awareness about the serious issue of child trafficking in America.


The film is based on over twenty interviews writer/director Mischa Marcus conducted with Sex Trafficking Survivors. She assembled each of their experiences into one character's story of survival.


I Am Still Here has won over forty festival awards worldwide and is now streaming on AMAZON!

 
 

ABOUT

I Am Still Here, is a film that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and make you uncomfortable. The film takes viewers on a journey where they are forced to walk in a trafficked child's footsteps.


With incredible performances, realistic gritty scenes, and an award-winning crew, I Am Still Here is one of the most talked-about human trafficking films ever.


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I AM STILL HERE IN THE NEWS

WRITER/DIRECTOR MISCHA MARCUS AND ACTOR JOHNNY REY DIAZ DISCUSS MAKING THE INDIE AWARD-WINNING ​I AM STILL HERE IN: SURVIVING HOLLYWOOD PODCAST

A discussion about indie filmmaking challenges and hurdles with actors Johnny Rey Diaz, Aaron Arnold, Austin Arnold, and writer/director Mischa Marcus.

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SHINING A LIGHT ON SEX TRAFFICKING

Writer/Director Mischa Marcus presents “I Am Still Here” to a crowd in the LATI Student Center. The award-winning film shows the harrowing world of sex trafficking. 

ELLE SPEAKS TO THE FILM DIRECTOR PUTTING A SPOTLIGHT ON SEX TRAFFICKING


MISCHA MARCUS ON HER FIRST-TIME FEATURE I AM STILL HERE

You won't enjoy I Am Still Here. Don't get us wrong: it's a good film. Great, even (the feature recently won Best Feature at the Nice Film Festival). But it's a tough watch. An utterly heartbreaking and highly uncomfortable 104 minutes that will linger long after you've left the cinema, in fact. 


But, as first-time director Mischa Marcus rightly says, 'this film is not for your comfort.' She actively wants you to feel uneasy. Unnerved. A little queasy. Why? It details the gruesome realities of sex trafficking - an offense which, according to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, is set to overtake drugs and weapons as society's most pervasive crime.

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DEADLINE: ‘I AM STILL HERE’ UNCOVERS AMERICA’S HARROWING SEX TRAFFICKING UNDERWORLD

Last week amid the noise of the Cannes Film Festival, a brave independent film about the atrocities of child sex trafficking, I Am Still Here, took Best Feature at the Nice International Film Festival, one town over on the French Riviera.

 

I AM STILL HERE AMAZON REVIEWS

Real people, real reviews

 

AWARDS

BEST DRAMA

In 2017, I Am Still Here took the award for Best Drama Feature at the Nice International Film Festival.

BEST DOCU-DRAMA FEATURE

Platinum Award at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, 2017. Our young talented Aliyah Conley also took home The Rising Star Award.

BEST FEATURE FILM

I Am Still Here took home the Jury Prize​ from The San Antonio Film Festival, 2017.

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

At the Roxbury International Film Festival, 2017.

BEST DRAMA FILM & BEST DIRECTOR

Our team was honored to win two Jury Awards at the Riverside International Film Festival, 2017.

THE VISIONARY AWARD & BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Our very own, Mischa Marcus and Johnny Rey Diaz both took home awards from The Pasadena International Film Festival, 2017.

AUDIENCE AWARD

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, 2017.

BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR & ACTRESS

Mischa Marcus, Johnny Rey Diaz, and Aliyah Conley all took home awards for their work in I Am Still Here at the Beaufort International Film Festival, 2018.

 
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CONTACT

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