About the project
Slated to begin principle photography in summer 2023, Eastbound Traffic will be Quiet Flame's first independently produced feature film.
Although the story itself is fictional, it is based and written around the real experiences of its three main actors in Japan's sex industry: One who was raised by a single relative working in the industry, another who sustained himself in the early days of his film career as a working in the sex industry, and a third person, who came to Japan to escape persecution as a transgender woman, and aggressively worked her way to the top of Tokyo's nightlife scene; all while trying to maintain the secrecy of her birth gender.
More so than a biography of these three people's lives however, Eastbound Traffic is an exploration of how and why people end up working in the sex industry, what happens when broken people collide with each other, and just what the industry does to the hearts and minds of those who get trapped in it; all in the context of an action film.
As Quiet Flame's first feature film, Eastbound Traffic sets out to establish what will be the Quiet Flame style of films: social-impact driven, intelligent storytelling wrapped around breath-taking action. It is the first of 5 films set to intelligently explore and discuss topics ranging from mental health, war, and the impact of social disenfranchisement.
"After years of harboring guilt about her younger sisters disappearance from Russia, a young woman comes to Tokyo in hopes of finding out what happened to her. Ultimately she gets pulled into the same underground world that consumed her sister, and is forced to not just find her way out, but to find her peace along the way. "
Watch the original Eastbound Trafffic concept teaser filmed with cooperation from the Dutch film commission.
April 10th, 2022