Dermot Mulroney (The Grey, J. Edgar) combats the seedy underworld of Human Trafficking / Child Sex Trade in “TRADE OF INNOCENTS” Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) plays his wife, working in aftercare for the young girls rescued – they both come face to face with their deepest regret and painful memory; losing their own daughter. Co-starring John Billingsley (Star Trek) and Trieu Tran (Tropic Thunder, Hancock), MOVIEGUIDE calls it a “A POWERFUL… IMPORTANT MOVIE”. WINNER of the ICVM Gold Crown for “Best Picture” and the 32nd Annual 2012 Festival of FIlm Breckenridge “Best Drama” and “Best Director” award.
Distributed in North America by Monterey Media Inc.
Worldwide distribution representation by Worldwide Film Entertainment LLC.
“I have personally watched 400 films for this festival and with yours, I was glued from the first frame. I was captivated.”
BRILLIANT LIGHT INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES
re: The Enemy God
“Trade of Innocents is a rare gem… it really deserves a mainstream shot. The film contains some really amazing performances from Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino and John Billingsley. Billingsley gives one of his most intense and impressive performances to date. The film is very well shot and well directed by Christopher Bessette. The film is action packed and very suspenseful, as well as very dramatic. Do not miss out on this film, it is one of 2012’s hidden gems and award worthy performances.”
CB Web Demo 092009 and earlier demo reel of Writer, Director, Producer, Christopher M. Bessette
Deathbed ConfectionsThe entire short film comedy Deathbed Confections. In an homage to Citizen Kane, uncle Ernie's family gather around his 'sleigh bed ' as he mumbles his last words "Rosebud" and the 'snow globe' comes to rest. Will the family find the treasure they all have gathered for?
This film was shot as a test with miniDV Cameras at a time when the Entertainment Industry was exploring new methods of capture and edit.
The original 1998 Niagara: Thunder of the Waters (documentary trailer)This is the original trailer from the 16MM film print of Niagara: Thunder of the Waters. The movie was remade and re-released in 2016. Winner of the 2000 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Video of the Year. This film was also feature on PBS in the US as a Premium Pledge Item and played on SCN. in Canada
Apples from Eden short film trailerTrailer of the first dramatic short film of Christopher M. Bessette, Apples from Eden
Highlight Reels Defining Moments When kids play they look up! PSAPSA created for Athletes in Action - When Kids Play they look up - to see if their parents are there watching, will you be there? Written and Directed by Christopher M. Bessette
The Harvest PSAPSA created for the Shepherd Village Foundation on kindness to seniors. Written, Directed and Produced by Christopher. M. Bessette
Power of the Wind PSA 2PSA Created for the Shepherd Village Foundation to encourage kindness and encouragement to others. Written, directed and produced by Christopher M. Bessette
Vintage Demo ReelVintage Demo Reel of Christopher M. Bessette prior to 1996
The Enemy God - (Movie Film Stock Test Footage)This footage was shot in the remote territory of the Amazonas Jungle. Venezuelan Test Footage of a Yanomami Villages. Rather than just shoot a typical film stock tests I created a small little story on the spot in the Yanomamô village. With the help of the villagers and the man to whom the feature film 'Yai Wanonabälewä: The Enemy God' is about, Bautista Cajicuwa (he is seen praying in the Church as we tested our sync film cameras). Written and Directed by Christopher M. Bessette, Director of Photography John Petrella, Producers, Tom Khazoyan, Matthew Castagnia, Michael Dawson, Bautista Cajicuwa and William and Laurie Bolthouse through the Bolthouse Foundation.