For nearly a decade, Atlanta filmmaker Amanda Avery was a sex worker. Her experiences culminated into the short film, " Leaving Charlie ." Amanda wrote, directed, and starred in the film. She also made a point of bringing on an all-female and gender nonconforming crew. The film is being shown Monday night as part of a film festival put on by the group, Women In Film and Television Atlanta . That festival starts with a reception at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta.