A handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they all play their respective parts in this dark and dirty place where sex rules and green is the only color that matters.



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



We encourage you to use our film as a teaching tool to educate others about human trafficking, particularly that is not just something that happens overseas. It happens right here, in your city, in your community, in your neighborhood or right next door. The people who support this industry, the ‘customers” are also within our communities, lead some of our businesses, are your local handyman or the nice guy who mows the lawn. 


We’ve seen many docs about this issue and believe that a narrative story is another way of keeping this at the forefront of pressing issues that require solutions, and reaching those who are not documentary viewers.


Partnership includes working together to plan screening events promoting your organization’s work to our film fan base, utilizing the film to further the orgs goals and/or mission. use our film as a talking point. your logo/links for your organization on the film web page and FB page. Messages on Twitter, Instagram.


Brochures and material at first screening to promote organization

Saving Innocence rescues child victims of sex trafficking 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Using a highly relational and collaborative approach, we give children on-the-ground help exclusively in the U.S. by utilizing strategic partnerships with law enforcement, social service providers and schools, while mobilizing communities to prevent abuse and increase neighborhood safety.


Where the filmmakers screen the film, do a Q&A  along with the films consultant and Human Trafficking Survivor specialist Chong Kim to discusses and shed light on the world of trafficking.

For More info contact: TheDirectorsTeam@gmail.com

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