A letter home to mama from Nicu, a newly trafficked, 9 year old Romanian boy.
Through his eyes we join him on a typical day. We feel his internal struggle of letting go of what is right, as he is slowly being conditioned into a petty criminal. He grapples with what he has to do, but knows he and his accomplice will be punished by the gang if they do not comply.
A stolen innocence, a lonely existence, Nicu is a slave aged just 9.
Niki Anastasi studied graphic design at Middlesex University in London and since graduating in 1996 she has worked in Broadcast/TV, initially as an on-air designer and since 2000 as a Promo Director winning multiple industry awards.
Currently a freelance broadcast professional, she is excited about developing longer form projects and scripts.
'Nicu' is her first foray into short films and she is looking forward to going into production with her next short, The Button