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ReMoved (2013)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | August 2013 (USA)
A 10-year-old girl navigates her way through the foster care system, after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother.


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Credited cast:
Abby White Abby White ... Zoe Locke
Casey Caldwell Casey Caldwell ... Social Worker
Jordan Nice Jordan Nice ... Step- Dad
Sabrina Culver ... Birth Mom
Benaiah Matanick Benaiah Matanick ... Younger Brother
Kyra Locke ... Final Foster Mom
Toby Theule Toby Theule ... First Foster Mom
Karen Robertson Karen Robertson ... Second Foster Mom
Kyle Crooks Kyle Crooks ... Lead Police Officer
Daniel Whiting Daniel Whiting ... Second Police Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riley Borchardt Riley Borchardt ... Student
Joshua Newton Joshua Newton ... Photographer
John Lindsay Robertson John Lindsay Robertson ... Second Foster Home-Dad
Ryan Suh Ryan Suh ... Student
Cebastian Velasquez Cebastian Velasquez ... Student


Sometimes, the world we live in can be a harsh and nightmarish place to be. How could anyone understand what it feels like to be abused when you are only an innocent 10-year-old girl? You could listen but you could never really hear, see or feel what it is like to be unseen and unwanted, tossed from one foster family to another. Who wants to be removed from his family's bosom? Written by Nick Riganas

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The emotional journey of a girl removed from her home and placed in the foster care system


Short | Drama


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Release Date:

August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ReMoved See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Barbara, California, USA See more »


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$4,500 (estimated)
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ReMoved won Best Film award at the 168 Film Festival. See more »

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Very true to real life
25 May 2016 | by twin218See all my reviews

Having worked in child welfare for years I found this short film to be rather realistic.

This film is right on the money. From how the siblings are separated from each other (although in my state the goal is always to keep siblings together), the behavioral problems seen in foster homes/school and how the kids have to drag what little they have in garbage bags!

It makes me wonder what background the filmmakers and writers have.

The little girl who plays Zoe did a terrific job.

While I do admit the writing may not be something a 10/11 year old would say, it is after all a movie. I realize that. The film was obviously made for adults. However anyone who has ever worked in foster care, with youth in the system or has been exposed to anything related to it will probably relate. Showed this video to a friend who does child abuse investigations and he immediately got it. Powerful stuff!!!!

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