Crystal, a former ballet dancer, returns home after being sex-trafficked and struggles to shake the physical and psychological trauma she endured while “in the life”.

We’ve seen the film about the young girl trafficked in from overseas and sold for sex, but we’ve not really dealt with the girl next door, the one who we see everyday. My goal with HEAVENLY is to create a film that delves into the moral and psychological complexity of sex trafficking and create a narrative that gives voice to the many forgotten women forced into “the life”. I’m not interested in telling a narrative where we see a girl that is physically forced to sell her body, but I am more concerned with the psychological hold and control that a pimp has over a young girl’s mind, and how that girl can be convinced that selling her body in a seedy motel is as normal as selling candy in a store.