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In 1994 Korean-American teenager, Hyun Jae, went to a bar in New Mexico where a handsome young man posing as a firefighter offered her a ride home. Then she was abducted and smuggled into Las Vegas where she was imprisoned as a sex slave for two years. During her captivity, Hyun Jae (dubbed Eden by her captors) ensured her own survival by steadily carving out power and influence within the very organization that imprisoned her. Inspired by the complex and harrowing true story of human trafficking survivor Chong Kim, "Eden" peers into the darkest corners of America and attempts to discover the humanity within.


Director(s): Megan Griffiths

Producer(s): Colin Harper Plank, Jacob Mosler

Screenwriter(s): Richard B. Phillips, Megan Griffiths, Story by: Richard B. Phillips, Chong Kim

Cinematographer: Sean Porter

Editor(s): Eric Frith

Production Designer: Ben Blankenship

Sound Designer: Brendan Hogan

Music: Jeramy Koepping, Matthew Emerson Brown, Joshua Morrison

Additional Credits: Co-Producer, Trent Broin: Associate Producer, Mark Hoinacki, Costume Designer, Rebecca Luke: Emily Schweber CSA, Casting, Jeremy Mackie, Gaffer: Garrett Cantrell, Key Grip, Casey Chinn, Post Supervisor: Dave Richards, Sound Mixer, Mary C. Russell, UPM: Scott Larkin, 1st AD

Principal Cast: Jamie Chung, Matt O'Leary, Beau Bridges, Jeanine Monterroza, Scott Mechlowicz, Tantoo Cardinal, Eddie Martinez, Joseph Steven Yang, Naama Kates, Laura Kai Chen

Director Bio


Megan Griffiths’ film "The Off Hours" premiered at Sundance in 2011 and went on to screen at festivals around the globe. The film received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for cinematography and Megan was awarded the prize for Best Director at Spain’s Ourense Film Festival. "Eden" is Megan’s third feature.


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