WATCH THE NEW SHORT FILM “NOW IS NOT THE TIME” ON JANUARY 1st 2021 at 10:30 PM
One woman’s secretive battle with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) takes her from suffering in silence to questioning everyone and everything of importance in her life after experiencing a stillborn delivery.
DIRECTED BY Jermaine Smith WRITTEN BY Jermaine Smith EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jermaine Smith CO-PRODUCED BY Tyquane Bates Neefah Fontus ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Jeannie Ferguson EDITED BY Edmund Dorsey
“VIEWER’S DISCRETION IS ADVISED”
The Trade follows the lives of an award winning Photojournalist, a young prostitute, a women’s crisis counselor, two vice cops and a flamboyant pimp as their respective lives intersect and their destinies intertwine. Similar to HBO’s True Detective, FX’s Original series American Horror Story and Fargo which all use an anthology format, each season locations and selected cast members change. In addition storylines and plot points, keeping the series and premise fresh and unpredictable.
THROUGH-LINE: re·demp·tion: the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. Atonement for guilt. Every character seeks redemption on some level, fighting his/her own war for survival in a world that seeks to destroy hope, love and humanness.
Written and Directed by Michael A. Pinckney
Produced by Alex Koo and Kara Ford
Executive Produced by Michael A. Pinckney