GRIDSHOCK

A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING IN IOWA 

Gridshock is a riveting documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in Iowa.  

Gridshock is an investigative documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in Iowa. This riveting documentary shines a light on buyers and how they fuel the demand for exploitation. The film seeks to learn who the buyers are and why there is a culture of impunity against them. In search of these answers, filmmaker Vanessa McNeal interviews survivors, local and federal law enforcement, politicians, and a recovery sex addict who describes his willingness to pay $5,000 for sex.

SCREENING RIGHTS, FEES & POLICIES

PERSONAL LICENSE -$12.99

  • This license can be used for personal use ONLY. No sharing or public screening.  

  • This license comes with a resource guide and note from Director.

  • Please note that this current mode of delivery is via digital streaming link. You will receive an email directly after the payment screen with the streaming link.

  • * To screen in a class or for an audience you are required to choose the below licensing option.

EDUCATIONAL LICENSE -$400

This license is for educational organizations (i.e. colleges, non profits, businesses, libraries, high schools,)

This license allows you to:

  • Make the film available for the purposes of education, research, or any other non-commercial, non-theatrical use.

  • Show the film in an auditorium and/or classrooms

  • This license comes with a resource guide, screening guide, with discussion questions, and a note from Director.

  • Please note that this current mode of delivery is via digital streaming link. You will receive an email directly after the payment screen with the streaming link. No DVD copies available.

EDUCATIONAL LICENSE & DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR

* PRICE ON REQUEST

This license is for public screenings where you are interested in inviting the Director to the screening.

  • Pricing determinant of event specifics.

  • You will be able to charge an admission fee for this license.

  • This license comes with a screening guide and discussion questions

  • Please note that this current mode of delivery is via digital streaming link. You will receive an email directly after the payment screen with the streaming link. No DVD copies available.

Please get in touch to find out about our public screening fee.

In order to watch the film you must obtain a license. This allows us to function as a sustainable company, while protecting our copyrighted work. Each license is a lifetime license.​

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VANESSA MCNEAL

Director

TAYLOR BLUEMEL:
Director of Photography

THE TEAM

Gridshock was spearheaded by a team of award-winning filmmakers: Director, Vanessa McNeal and Cinematographer, Taylor Bluemel. 

JOSH BERENDES 

Set Photographer

 

REESE REIMERS 

Sound Engineer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does purchasing a license get me? 

The lifetime rights to watch Gridshock. If you purchase the educational license it grants you the rights to organize a screening. Each license comes with a resource guide, note from Director, and screening guide for the educational license.

How long does my license last? 

We offer lifetime licenses. You won't need to renew it.

Can multiple educators/professionals show the film if the educational license is purchased? 

Yes, if it is within the organizations service area. Each service area is considered a separate entity which would require separate licenses.

If I bought the film personally (i.e. $9.99), can I show it to my classroom/college/organization?

No! If the film is screened to a classroom/organization, an education license is required.

What is required to organize a screening with the educational license?

The film is sent via digital streaming link so make sure you have internet access. The f, there is a guide and you will be sent access upon obtaining the license. . It includes great preparatory information and discussion questions.

Is the Director available to present when our organization screens the film?

Please contact us directly for all inquiries.

Can I show this in a local library? 

Yes, libraries are covered under our education license. We don't offer DVD copies though.

Is there a resource screening guide?

Yes, there is a guide and you will be sent access upon obtaining the license. It includes great preparatory information and discussion questions

What is the age requirement to view the film?

The film contains strong adult language, and discussions about sex and violence. If you're screening to anyone under the age of 16, we encourage you speak to parents/guardians.