After meeting John Sinclair, director of Calcutta Hilton, at the premiere of LOTR - The Return of the King, the two of them decided to set off to India a month later to make the documentary. Their meeting had a circular effect - on the way home, they stopped off at Los Angeles to cover Peter Jackson's clean sweep at The Oscars.
The two experiences couldn't have been further apart.
After meeting Kerry Hilton a couple of years ago, he became enthralled with the family's work in Calcutta and developed a passion to tell their story.
Inspired by the women who work in the freedom-making business Freeset, John threw in his job to go back and live in Calcutta for the first half of 2005. He offered his services to help the Hiltons achieve their dream of freedom for the women of Freeset and the wider community of Sonagacchi.