Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller
Creative Brief for All 3 Stories
In 2021 Ghana is featured on three episodes of second season of Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller. TRAFFICKED explores the complex and often dangerous inner workings of the global underworld.
Creative Brief for: Romance Scams
Filmed in March 2021
Ep.2 An organisation of scammers, located in Ghana. tracking dating social networks to hunt new victims: men and women who just want to fall in love. They manage to scam large amounts of money from those ensnared by their networks through an intricately studied method. This episode is Emmy nominated for writing.
Creative Brief for: Hot Wheels
Filmed in December 2020
Ep.7 Mariana tracks a smuggling route of stolen cars from the U.S. to West Africa.
Creative Brief for: Fish Smuggling
Filmed in June 2021
Ep.10 As much as 30% of our seafood has been caught illegally. Mariana searches for the fish pirates who make billions each year while destroying our oceans.
What we did for all 3 episodes
Partnering with the dynamic team at Muck Media as film fixers and consultants on this project was an amazing experience. With more than a decade of filming experience on the continent, Our team assisted Muck Media with organising a shooting schedule, connecting with sources and arranging interviews and access to otherwise sensitive locations and information featured on the documentary. From booking the appropriate talent, hotels and scouting locations, the RC team ensured the filming team as well as Mariana were well taken care of throughout the duration of the project.
Behind The Scenes
Emmanuel Etim – Local Producer/Fixer,
Kwesi Isaac Otoo – Local Producer/Scout,
Shakiru A Production Assistant.
Daniel Smith – Production Assistant