National Crime Agency

Sextortion

 

Young men are the target of internet blackmail through what is known as Sextortion. Young women either knowingly or unknowingly tempt young men to perform sexual acts in front of webcams, these acts are then recorded and the young man then becomes a victim of blackmail.

This is a very serious issue as a number of the victims have taken their own lives. The purpose of our film is to raise awareness of this issue and hopefully save lives along the way. Our solution was to recreate a Sexploitation video, all filmed in a single shot, so it looks like a webcam. Our actress talks directly to camera, tempting the target audience to perform a sexual act for her. Half way through she changes persona, from temptress to hard-nosed extortionist as she explains to the young man that he is a victim of blackmail.