Short Film Project Based on The Scent of Her Soul

Portrait of a sad hispanic girl in black and white with space for textA couple of friends of mine are developing a short film based on my story The Scent of Her Soul. The production costs will be about $1000, and they are asking for help to raise the money. They set up a GoFundMe page here. If you would like to see this film become a reality, please consider contributing.

Below is their explanation of the project:

Hello, my name is Natasha Sapienza. My husband, Jonathan, and I desire to create a short-film about the sex-trafficking industry. The story is an adaptation of a powerful novel written by Christian author, Bryan Davis. The plot: A vigilante father uses a unique gift to find and rescue sex-trafficking victims.

Mike, the father, knows first-hand what it’s like to have a child kidnapped and dragged into the human-trafficking industry. After suffering an injury that renders him helpless to rescue his daughter from a kidnapper, Mike awakens with a special gift: he is able to detect the scent of a girl’s soul.

Armed with this gift, he sets out on quest after quest to rescue missing girls across the country, hoping to gain clues about his own daughter along the way.

We really believe in this inspirational and beautiful story, and know it will impact audiences and can put a dent in the dark world of human-trafficking. We desire to enter the film in the Miami Film Festival’s short-film category.

God has been opening doors. A very talented cinematographer and brother in Christ has offered his services and the provision of equipment free of charge. We will even be filming one of the scene’s in his home. Also, a film teacher at Calvary Chapel Academy and Palm Beach Atlantic University has also offered to help us with this project.

The script is finished, the shooting schedule set, and actors are submitting to our project, a few of which have already been cast. None of the actors or crew is getting paid, however, we need funds to provide lunch and coffee as well as funds for props, wardrobe, and the film festival submission fee. It will only take under $1,000 to make this film happen!

If you desire to help be a voice for the voiceless, then please donate! All who donate $50 or more will have their name in the credits! And those who contribute $100 or more will be invited to attend the premier party!

Thank you so much for your time and support.


Natasha Sapienza
Casting Director and Assistant Director for The Scent Of Her Soul



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8 replies

  1. Wow. That would be awesome! Now there’s a movie/film thingy. Is there going to be a book published?

  2. I am so glad that this is going to be a short film! I read the parts that you had posted and was hooked. It is a great story, but is often hard to stomach, which adds to it’s effect. I don’t know if it will be possible, but I would love to contribute! In any case, I will pray for the film’s development and that it will cut through the darkness of the trafficking industry!


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