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THE STORY

Gridshock is a riveting documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in Iowa.  

 

Vanessa McNeal, a filmmaker and survivor of sexual violence sets out to explore the often overlooked reality about why the sex trafficking industry thrives. The truth is that sex trafficking wouldn’t exist without the unquenchable thirst and demand for it. On the quest to learn more, Vanessa discovers who the johns/buyers are and why there is a culture of impunity that hides and protects them. In this riveting and truly disturbing documentary what you think you know about sex trafficking will be challenged. What is hidden will come to light, even in a midwestern state like Iowa. The film features survivors of sex trafficking, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and a recovering sex addict.

THEY RAISED $55K IN 60 DAYS.

The team created a 60 days, all or nothing campaign on Indegogo to fund Gridshock. A day before their official deadline they reached their goal. 

 

 

With the help of  over 300 donors, Gridshock was made possible. 

 
JOSH BERENDES 
SET PHOTOGRAPHER
REESE REIMERS 
SOUND ENGINEER
DANIELLE HERNANDEZ
DESIGN CONSULTANT

Gridshock is spearheaded by a team of award-winning filmmakers: Director, Vanessa McNeal and Cinematographer, Taylor Bluemel. 

 
 

 

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