White Rose

Imagine a world where you lose it ALL… The family placed in your life to love and guide you are now gone forever. What would you do if you found out that the people who promised to protect you were the very ones on assignment to derail you from your destiny?

White Rose takes you front row and center into the life of Mia Robinson. A very resilient pre-teen African-American girl who faces the biggest obstacle of her entire life before she even enters high school. Life as she knows it comes to a screeching halt as she is forced to fight for her very survival.

  • Kade Hill
    Director
  • Kade Hill
    Writer
    The Industry
  • John Estrada
    Writer
  • John Estrada
    Producer
  • Kade Hill
    Producer
  • Amauriah Davis
    Key Cast
    "Mia Robinson"
  • Robin Antoinette
    Key Cast
    "Nicole Harris"
  • McDaniel Austin
    Key Cast
    "Willie Harris"
  • Jai Santiago
    Key Cast
    "James Porter"
  • Jessica Lamour
    Key Cast
    "Mia Robinson (adult)"
  • Refugio Lopez
    Key Cast
    "Peter Lopez"
  • Dominic Hill
    Key Cast
    "Andre Simpson"
  • Kristen Hallom
    Key Cast
    "Shirley Robinson"
  • Henriette Zotoumou
    Key Cast
    "Carmen Martinez"
  • Danielle Madison
    Key Cast
    "Jasmin Williams"
  • Kate Phares
    Key Cast
    "Kimberly Harris"
  • Alvin Nyemah
    Cinematography
    DP
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival
    Toronto, ON
    Canada
    Winner of Best Short Film and Viewer's Choice
  • Europe Film Festival

    Best Director
  • New Wave Short Film Festival
    Munich
    Germany
    Finalist
  • Liberian Entertainment Awards
    Washington, DC
    United States
    Official Selection
  • LEA - Australia
    Caroline Springs, VIC
    Aruba
    Official Selection
  • New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA)
    Dolby, New York
    United States
    June 29, 2020
    Semi Finalist
  • New York Tri-State International Film Festival New York Tri-State International Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • New Cinema - Lisbon Monthly Film Festival
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    Finalist
Director Biography - Kade Hill

Writer, director, producer, mentor, design engineer and web/app developer are just some of the many hats worn by JAIDO STUDIOS founder, Kadé Hill. With over a decade plus in the design, fashion and film industries, Kadé feels it is now time to represent people of color in a new light. Her goal is to create captivating stories that break common barriers and reinvents the way that people of color are represented in today’s media.

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Director Statement

I wrote the screenplay, White Rose, last year after my business partner contacted me to turn his stage play into a short film. Shortly after researching child sex trafficking, I found myself traveling down a rabbit whole of heartbreaking statistics and a reality that had been hidden in plain sight. As a mother to a 3 year old daughter, the realization that so many young children were being trafficked right in my backyard shocked me.

Mia, the main character in this screenplay, gives you a first person perspective of life as a trafficked teen. Her world is turned upside in the blink of an eye and she is forced to fight for her survival. Our hope is to raise awareness and evoke a positive change for youth living this nightmare daily. This is a story of heartbreak, loss, redemption and self-discovery. My hope is that it will develop into a series so that we can shine light on all of the darkness of human trafficking.