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Eden (2013)

Also Known As: Abduction of Eden

Opened: 03/20/2013 Limited

SXSW Premiere03/11/2013 - 03/11/20131 day
New York03/20/2013 - 04/02/201314 days
Los Angeles03/29/2013 - 04/04/20137 days
Seattle, WA05/03/2013 - 05/15/201313 days

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Genre: Drama/Thriller

Rated: R for disturbing violent and sexual content involving human trafficking, language and drug use.

Innocence isn't lost, it's stolen. Based on the real-life story of Chong Kim.

EDEN is a new film inspired by the true story of human trafficking survivor Chong Kim. It is directed by Megan Griffiths (THE OFF HOURS) and produced by Colin Plank (THE HUMAN BEEING) and Jacob Mosler (MEAN CREEK).


Eden, a young Korean-American girl, is abducted near her home in New Mexico and forced into prostitution by a domestic human and drug trafficking ring located outside the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout the two years she is held, Eden reluctantly ensures her own survival by carving out power and influence within the very organization that has imprisoned her. Inspired by the harrowing true story of Chong Kim, EDEN peers into the darkest corners of America and attempts to discover the humanity within.

About the Cast

Jamie Chung (Eden)

Jamie Chung was recently seen in the indie EDEN playing the title role, which premiered at SXSW in 2012. The film won the Narrative Audience Award and Jamie received a Special Jury Award for her performance. This past year she appeared in an arch on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME, starred in KNIFE FIGHT opposite Rob Lowe that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Columbia's PREMIUM RUSH alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon, and Universal's THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS with Russell Crowe. She will next be seen in THE HANGOVER PART III and SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR.

In 2011, she was "Amber" in Zack Snyder's film, SUCKER PUNCH, opposite Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish. She also starred in the record-breaking hit THE HANGOVER PART II. Jamie's previous film credits include Summit's SORORITY ROW, Twentieth Century Fox's DRAGONBALL, Sony's GROWN UPS, and the indie, BURNING PALMS.

Matt O'Leary (Vaughan)

Matt O'Leary will next be seen in Disney's remake of THE LONE RANGER from director Gore Verbinski. He most recently appeared in Andrew Niccol's IN TIME for Fox and HBO's Television Movie CINEMA VERITE opposite Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini. Additionally, Matt starred in NATURAL SELECTION, for which he won a Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival Awards. NATURAL SELECTION also garnered four other marquee awards at the festival, including Best Narrative Feature.

He recently starred in Matthew Lillard's directorial debut film, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD opposite Jacob Wysocki and Billy Campbell. FAT KID also had its world premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Previous credits for Matt include FRAILTY, SPY KIDS, THE ALAMO, BRICK, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, and SORORITY ROW, which also starred Jamie Chung.

Beau Bridges (Bob)

Beau Bridges is an award-winning actor who has portrayed a myriad of characters during his successful career spanning more than six decades. In addition to EDEN, Bridges will next be seen on Fox Television's comedy series THE GOODWIN GAMES which is scheduled for a midseason 2012-2013 premiere. He is also soon to star in the Showtime television series MASTERS OF SEX. This drama, currently in post-production, focuses on the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

Bridges has appeared in more than sixty feature films, including THE DESCENDANTS with George Clooney, NORMA RAE and THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS opposite his brother Jeff, for which Beau received the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics. In television, Bridges has received fourteen Emmy nominations and won three, along with two Golden Globes, for WITHOUT WARNING: THE JAMES BRADY STORY, THE POSITIVELY TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ALLEDGED TEXAS CHEERLEADER-MURDERING MOM, and THE SECOND CIVIL WAR.

About the Crew

Megan Griffiths (Director/Co-Writer)

Megan Griffiths has been a director, writer and producer in the independent film community for over a decade. Her most recent feature film, EDEN, premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, where it won the Audience Award Best Narrative Feature and the Emergent Narrative Female Director award. Megan's previous feature, THE OFF HOURS, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Film Movement.

Megan has also worked as a producer, with credits including 2011 Sundance horror/comedy THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM and Lynn Shelton's recent film YOUR SISTER'S SISTER. In early 2013, she directed LUCKY THEM, starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church and Oliver Platt. Megan has previously directed nine short films, including NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING, nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2000. Megan currently serves on the boards of the Northwest Film Forum and the Sustainable Style Foundation.

Colin Harper Plank (Producer)

Colin Harper Plank founded Centripetal Films to produce original and compelling films such as EDEN, which will be released theatrically in 2013 by Phase 4 Films. Colin developed EDEN as a way to create awareness of the insidious problem of human trafficking in the United States and around the world.

Previously, he worked on THE OFF HOURS with Megan Griffiths. His short film, THE HUMAN BEEING, won Best Short at the 2002 New York City Horror Film Festival. He is currently developing several more features. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two children.

Jacob Mosler (Producer)

Jacob Mosler is a member of the Directors Guild of America (UPM), an independent producer of film and television and is Founder/CEO of FilmBudgetPro.com, a consulting firm that creates detailed film and TV budgets, schedules and tax incentive analysis. Jacob's 13 feature film credits include EDEN, THE DETAILS and the award-winning MEAN CREEK, which premiered at Sundance and the Cannes film festivals winning the 2004 Sundance Humanitas Award and two Independent Spirit Awards.

Mosler graduated from the American Film Institute in 2000 with an MFA in Producing, and has produced more than 30 short films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries including the Sundance "Official Entry" MIND OVER MATTER, and ISLAND FESTIVAL a 3-day music and arts extravaganza featuring 30 international musicians and artists. Jacob also produced the two-time Telly award-winning PSA, Peace in 5 Years.

Richard B. Philips (Co-Writer/Co-Story Writer)

Richard B. Phillips is a screenwriter based in Los Angeles. He currently works at the Korean Consulate's Cultural Center as liaison for the Korean Government to promote Korean culture, film, and entertainment in California. He has previously written cultural programs for PBS and he is the writer of the animation series KIMCHI WARRIOR. Rick has several projects in development and is currently working with EDEN producer Colin Plank on their second feature.