The Cost of Cheap

Call to action: BuyFair App

Watch the video to learn more about the BuyFair app. Sign up if you want to be a tester of the app. It is now available for external testers, and they will be contacted by the end of September 2018 for access to the app.

We are asking the film's audience and visitors to our site to support the use of the BuyFair app by signing on to our call to action.

The BuyFair app allows consumers to pressure corporations to become more transparent about their supply chains. Once that information is generated, an independent rating advisory made up of a cross-sector of supply chain professionals will determine ratings to help users of the app make more ethical purchasing decisions.

With mass adoption, consumers can put pressure on corporations to improve their supply chain or risk losing customers.

BuyFair App

Fight slavery by signing up for the BuyFair app at no cost to you.

Scan barcodes to avoid products made using slave labor and pressure corporations to clean up their supply chain.

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Production Team

Barry Stevens


Kim Carter

Executive Producer

Zabi Yaqeen


Chelsea O’Connor

Associate Producer

Agam Jain

Second Unit Director

Shashank Walia


Adam Craveiro

Production Manager

Taeo Soleil Levine

Casting Producer, Researcher

Wang Jane Hui


David Hynes


Reza Ahmadi


Erin Chisholm

Visual Researcher


Robin Wright


Kim Perdikou


Niklas Traub


Tom Butterfield

Art Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions

Corporate behavior can be changed, and for that we need individual consumers to make purchasing decisions that do not contribute to the propogation of labour exploitation, including forced labour, in supply chains. The BuyFair app gives you the tools to make better buying decisions. The app is now available for anyone who wants to be a part of our private beta test program. Sign up now at

Most of our everyday products - from the food we eat to the clothes we wear - are made by people who work in indecent conditions. Some are even produced by people trapped in slavery. Shop ethically with BuyFair, with which you can learn which brands guard against abuse and which do not. Browse through ratings in apparel, chocolate and electronics before making a purchase. Join the movement by scanning product barcodes to find out whether companies are transparent, and help our research by petitioning those that are not.

We consumers have a voice through our retail purchasing power. We need to evaluate what we buy. We need to ask "who made my product?" and avoid buying products that depend on forced or bonded labour.

We are currently in post-production (May 2019). Updates on theatrical release will be available soon.