From Concept to Screen
Inspired by true events, Coyote introduces the viewer to the world of human trafficking through the life of a young woman who has escaped from her captors. In her struggle to reach the US boarder, she is confronted with a choice that could change her life forever.
The script was written by Mark Grabianowski in the summer of 2016. Pre-Production began in January of 2017 followed by a two day production in March 2017 and one pickup day in May.
Coyote was Shot on location in the Mojave Desert of California.
Human trafficking continues today...
Young women from Latin America and the U.S. are seduced and recruited by human traffickers with false promises of a new life in the US along with a job and money. Coming from a life of poverty and abuse, these girls are easily swayed by these possibilities of a better life. Once taken in by the traffickers they are slowly forced into a life as a prostitute.
These girls, as a result, are imprisoned with no hope of escape. Lacking immigration papers, any sense of identity or family, are forced to remain slaves.
International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally most of whom are women.