This is a video regrouping some of the work The Post Bangkok did on the movie “Trade of Innocents”.
I only worked on the interior scene of the temple, a single shot, but it was quite fun designing, modelling and lighting these Buddha heads and drapes.
Plot (IMDB): A couple grieving the loss of their own daughter set out to rescue young girls sold into the sex slave trade.
In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man to use her. Alex, a human trafficking investigator plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire, Alexs wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls. She, and Alex both still are dealing with their grief of losing a child years earlier. As both of them struggle in their own way to overcome the pain of their past and realities of child exploitation where they now live and work, they find themselves being pulled together into the lives of local neighborhood girls, whose freedom and dignity are threatened.
Official website: tradeofinnocentsthemovie.com/
Director: Christopher Bessette
VFX Artists: Daniel Eggert, Alejandro Garcia, Joaquim Montserrat, Stephen Murray, Julien Vanhoenacker
VFX: The Post Bangkok