2015 Digital Storytelling Contest, Long Feature, 1st prize

The Long Night

Set in Seattle, Washington, USA, and unfolding over several years, 'The Long Night' explores the crisis of minors entangled in the American sex trade. The film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives have been forever changed by this issue. The viewer is submerged into the experience of what it has been like for Natalie and Lisa to survive this life; for Tom and Nacole to watch their daughter slip out of their hands; and for Andy and his fellow police officers, Brian and Joel, to try and create a more just system.

Production team

    Director: Tim Matsui
    Produced by: MediaStorm
    Cinematography: Tim Matsui
    Field Producer: Tim Matsui
    Editor and Producer: Tim McLaughlin
    Additional Cinematography: Carey Wagner
    Motion Graphics: Joe Fuller
    Composer: Nandi Rose Plunkett
    Player Design & Development: Tim Klimowicz, Shameel Arafin, David Kofahl
    Social Media: Eileen Mignoni, Cortney Cleveland
    Partnership Development: Samia Khan
    Executive Producer: Brian Storm