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VISITING ARTIST—Independent feature filmmaking in Seattle is flourishing, led by filmmakers like Megan Griffiths (THE OFF HOURS) who are finding national audiences. In her new film, an electrifying thriller inspired by true events, Jamie Chung (THE HANGOVER, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS) stars as Hyun Jae, a young Korean-American girl abducted and forced into prostitution by a human and drug trafficking ring. Renamed “Eden” by her kidnappers, she soon learns the only way to survive is to earn the trust of those in charge: Bob Gault, a corrupt US Marshal (Beau Bridges), and his assistant Vaughan (Matt O’Leary), a disturbed young man battling demons of his own. But as Eden’s influence within the operation grows, she must decide just how much of herself she’s willing to lose to survive.

Genres: Thriller, Northwest Filmmaker

Other Films by Megan Griffiths


Seattle-based director Megan Griffiths’ sixth feature is both a coming-of-age tale and a glimpse into the heartache of loneliness. Young Sadie lives with her mother, Rae (Melanie Lynskey), in an economically depressed community to which her soldier father has not returned for several years. While Rae knows quite well that he may never return, she

The Guatemalan Handshake and Rat Pack Rat

After winning the Special Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival for his surreal mystery The Guatemalan Handshake (2006), director Todd Rohal buried the film in the New Mexico desert in despair over not being able to find distribution. One of the film’s producers was Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths, who also co-produced Rohal’s Sundance-winning short