EXCLUSIVE: Husband/wife filmmakers Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish have set their next feature project: Nona, which will put a face to Central America’s sex trafficking industry. The story begins in Honduras with a girl from who meets a charming boy named Hecho who promises to get her safely to America to reunite with her mother. Instead, Nona faces a perilous journey when he doesn’t deliver on that promise. Nona is an acronym, of sorts, for “No Name.”
Polish is directing the film which is designed to deliver a message on how to change the way the world is dealing with sex trafficking. The film was shot Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Los Angeles and they are currently in post.
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The duo are producing the film under their newly-formed production company, Make Pictures Productions. Jennifer Sulkess is the executive producer. The company’s upcoming slate includes another socially conscious project — Crackle’s recently-announced pilot series The Row which follows the story of men and women sitting on death row who join a program that changes their lives. Bosworth and Polish are executive producing the series, with Polish directing.
Bosworth is currently starring in BBC’s alt-history miniseries SSGB. She will be seen next in MGM’s post-apocalyptic drama The Domestics and the National Geographic series The Long Road Home. She most recently starred in seasons 1 and 2 of Sony/Crackle’s The Art of More opposite Dennis Quaid. She is represented by CAA, Management 360 and Morris Yorn Barnes & Levine.
Polish’s recent credits include the Jack Kerouac adaptation of Big Sur and also 90 Minutes in Heaven; both starred Bosworth. He is also repped by CAA and Morris Yorn Barnes & Levine as well as Lee Stobby Entertainment.
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