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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.

  • Michael A. Pinckney
  • Michael A. Pinckney
  • Kara Ford
  • Alex Koo
  • Tobias Truvillion
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Urbanworld Film Festival

    New York Premiere
Director Biography - Michael A. Pinckney

Michael "Boogie" Pinckney is the founder and managing director of Black Noise Media, a full
service production house based in New York City. He got his start over twelve years ago and
soon after joined The Director’s Guild of America. He has over 10 years experience as an
assistant director on films and television series such as The 25th Hour, 7th Heaven, The Best
Man, Law & Order, Inside Man and The academy award nominated film Precious in which he
was nominated for a DGA award along with the director Lee Daniels as part of his directing
team. He won an award for Excellence in Media from The Black Men’s Film Conference for his
HIV film “The Candy Store” and toured the film festival circuit with films from his short film
collection. He made his feature film debut with “You’re Nobody til somebody kills you”, a
gritty crime thriller Executive Produced by his mentor Spike Lee and distributed by Lions gate.
The Trade is his most recent project is The Trade a episodic TV drama that takes place in the

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