Andrea Picco is a NYC-based independent filmmaker, director and producer.
In 2008 she was approached by the founders of a non-profit organization
to produce a promotional video to raise awareness for child sex trafficking
in the US.
In 2009 during her film study at New York Film Academy she met Theresa Flores at a Human Trafficking Conference and was deeply impressed by her courage and strength. After reading her book "The Slave Across the Street"
she approached Theresa with the idea to produce a short documentary.
The documentary "The Girl Next Door - The Story of a Human Trafficking
Survivor" was completed in 2011 and has been screened at
Heartland Film Festival
Boston International Film Festival
Big Apple Film Festival
Los Angeles Women's Independent Film Festival
and Chagrin Falls International Documentary Film Festival
In 2014 the film is going to be released as part of an educational resource packet for schools all across the US to educate youth.
Since 2009 Andrea Picco herself became a passionate advocate
and spoke several times at middle schools educating students and
raising awareness for Human Trafficking in the US.