Private Project

Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem is a short film inspired by actual events. Travelers who stop at a gas station/convenience store are confronted with the reality of sex trafficking. They must quickly decide the best way to help save someone who does not appear to desire freedom - or does she? A girl falls for a handsome guy she met at a party who lavishes her with attention she craves and expensive gifts. She is smitten and living the dream, but what happens next will become her worst nightmare!

  • Abigail Louise Jones
  • Abigail Louise Jones
  • Barbara Fowler
    Transportation: The Movement of People from One Place to Another
  • Jeff Davis
    Transportation: The Movement of People from One Place to Another
  • Stephen Preston
  • Mike Roman
  • Nicole Lamb
    Key Cast
    "Diamond (Diya)"
  • Tim Casper
    Key Cast
  • Alahna-nan Buki Kafano
    Key Cast
    "Traveler 1"
  • Virginia Newcomb
    Key Cast
    "Traveler 2"
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    December 3, 2018
    Winner, Award of Merit, Best Shorts
  • Christian Worldview Film Festival
    Nashville, TN
    United States
    March 15, 2019
    Official Selection
  • See It End It Film and Arts Festival
    San Pedro, CA
    United States
    March 30, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Flicks4Change Film Festival - Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C.
    United States
    November 10, 2019
    Winner, Film Most Likely to Inspire Social Change
  • Flicks4Change Film Festival - Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 23, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Abigail Louise Jones

Jones is a dedicated student of the Syracuse University, Visual and Performing Arts, Film program where she polishes her technical skills, collaborates with others, and strengthens her voice as a writer and creator.

As an Army brat, Jones has resilience and passion for creating projects with a clear and impactful message. In her short lifetime, Jones has lived in 16 different locations. Each home has faithfully taught her that there is a beauty and a pain associated with its environment. The vehicle of which Jones learned these lessons from are the people around her. Their obstacles. Their victories. Their characters. Their stories.

Jones has written and will direct her first short film in Birmingham about human trafficking. She has a history of campaigning for this cause in high school, and it recently resurged after a Bible Study, realizing this epidemic can’t be ignored. With Birmingham being a major hub of this industry, Jones’ believes using creative storytelling to tap into the physiological aspect can be truly impactful to an open dialogue of this growing epidemic.

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