ABOUT US:


Two filmmakers, one passion, the most unimaginable cause you can think of...child sex slavery in America. "How can we end this? What can we do? We are only two peopleand there are hundreds of thousands of children," the filmmakers asked themselves. The problem felt so big and incomprehensible . Then, an idea came like a cloud. What if they could use their art as a weapon? What if they could use media for social impact now.  Others said, "why are you doing this?" The filmmakers said, "because we cannot sit back and be silent ." Films.TV. Live Events. Narrative. Dance. Music Video. Documentary. Animation. Let's put hollywood's top writers, directors and producers, actors in a room with advocates, law enforcement, navy seals, child advocates and survivors. "Let's see what happens!"...they said, and they did. This is how a revolution begins.  

FOUNDERS BIOS:

Jason Gurvitz

Jason is the founder of Green Dog Films (www.greendogfilm.com). In addition to directing the anti-trafficking short documentary Until They All Come Home, featuring Mira Sorvino, who is an Academy Award Winner and Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations, Jason produced The Submarine Kid, starring Finn Wittrock (Unbroken, American Horror Story) Emilie de Ravin (Once Upon a Time, Lost) and Jessy Schram (Once Upon a Time, Mad Men) and the critically acclaimed “Avenged”, which premiered at the Sitges Film Festival, Busan, ScreamFest LA and an additional 20 festivals around the world. It’s currently in distribution worldwide and can be seen on every major cable, VOD, and IVOD provider in the United States.


Prior to Avenged, Jason produced “Broken Kingdom”, directed by Daniel Gilles (Vampire Diaries), starring Gilles, Rachel Leigh Cook and Seymour Cassel. “Broken Kingdom” along with it’s companion documentary “Kingdom Come” aired on Showtime, Itunes and Amazon. He also produced “The Perfect Witness”, starring Wes Bentley, and Jason was Director of Production and Acquisitions at Maya Pictures, under award winning Producer Moctesuma Esparza (“Selena”, with Jennifer Lopez, HBO’s “Walkout,” with Michael Pena and “The Milagro Bean Field War”, with Robert Redford) Jason directed “Changing Lives: From Seattle to Ethiopia,” a documentary following an American medical expedition to the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and “Internal Exile”, about Israeli & Palestinian teens connected by the electronic dance culture.

Jordan Marinov

Jordan (www.jordanmarinov.com ) dancing and acting have taken her around the world -- from NYC to the Russian Embassy, to Cyprus. She has worked as a producer, dancer, actress, and choreographer for film, television, commercial, music video and concert works. She has had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Bigelow for HBO as an actress, choreographer and casting director. Jordan has choreographed and directed personal film & live projects for many A list actors/actresses. The Hidden Tears Project produced Unseen Dances which she co-directed, choreographed and produced and Daddy written by House of Cards staff writer Sam Forman and directed by Monica Raymund. They work with law enforcement, survivors, rescuers and child advocates across the nation. 

Jordan is currently Artistic Director of Marinov Dance and is working on an evening length dance theatre production to Verdi's Requiem. Jordan has a solo show in NYC in September in collaboration with musician Walter Parks. M Dance premiered pavement woman in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2013. Jordan was commissioned to create an original work for the students of Loyola Marymount University in fall 2014 and adjudicated a dance short film festival for the University of South Florida. Jordan recently completed two dance short films with Bill Hayward entitled Beauty Is No Show. She also choreographed a film called Dream of a Dance, directed by Jolie Oliver. 

Marinov Dance in collaboration with Bill Hayward created The Intimacies Project :  a series of daring multi-media events about relationships and the impossibility of love. The Intimacies Project film was screened at Tribeca Grand in New York City during Fashion’s Night Out in 2011. The project earned a space grant from Chashama, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Fashion Center BID, and the Times Square Alliance to perform two shows per day in NYC for two weeks in 2009. Marinov Dance was commissioned to set work and perform at the Rio Grande Theatre in New Mexico in 2010. Marinov Dance performed in the Margulies Gallery in Miami for the Wynwood Art Festival in 2012. Jordan's dancing and choreography can also be seen in Bill Hayward’s upcoming film Asphalt, Muscle and Bone . Marinov Dance appears in Bill Hayward's book  Chasing Dragons which is being sold at numerous bookstores around the country including the MOMA bookstore in NYC. Marinov Dance has performed at New York Live Arts, John Jay College, Galapagos, CPR, Winter Garden in the World Financial Center and Bill Hayward’s studio.  

Marinov Dance debuted Mother’s Kitchen a collaboration that includes portraits from Bill Hayward via Skype and live dance in Miami for the Art Live Fair in October 2012 and performed an excerpt of the same piece in Los Angeles the following week at the Electric Lodge Theater.  

Jordan also appears in the music video Trail of Blood  by actor & hip-hop artist Slaine directed by Los Silva. Jordan recently appeared as a supporting actress in a Comedy Central Pilot and in a short film called Without Meaning.

Jordan completed a BFA in Dance magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College where she was hired to speak to graduates about creating a thriving dance company in 2011. 

The Hidden Tears Project

It’s time to end this atrocity in America. It’s time to end every hidden tear.

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