trafico - an American crime drama

"tráfico" is an American crime drama about the dark invisible side of the human trade within the United States.
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Joseph Anthony Eulo
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Roselle, New Jersey
United States
17 Team Members

Summary

tráfico is an American crime drama about the dark and invisible side of human trafficking within the United States. 

tráfico takes place in a small town, twenty-miles from New York City and is told through the lives of five main characters, all intimately involved in the violent and criminal trade of human beings. 

tráfico is a character driven story that provides the audience a glimpse into the lives of the women and children who are bought, sold, and forced to serve in the sex trade, the pimps, jons, and criminals responsible, and those dedicated to the trades end game.

The series takes a hard look at the darker side of human nature through the characters in tráfico who find themselves within a world where no one is who they seem and every body has a price.

The Impact

Human trafficking is the trade in human beings, commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or for the extraction of organs or tissues. It generates billions of dollars of profit each year, making it one of the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world with women and children making up the majority of the victims.

There is no doubt this kind of trade embodies the darker side of humanity. It is everywhere and it is invisible. While it is true that the majority of human trafficking victims are from other countries, the FBI reports that 33% of victims in documented cases in the United States are Americans. 

The purpose of the show is to raise social awareness using the dramatic narrative. We believe that we can accomplish this goal by using in a dramatic setting with characters audiences can relate to. Your support can help us this create awareness  and in addition help start the careers of some very talented actors, artist, and filmmakers.

Episode Structure

  • Season 1 will be made up of 12 episodes, following an episodic/serial hybrid, with a chiastic story structure with three-act episodic overlay. Episodes 1, 6, and 12 will be 20 to 30 minutes in length, with Episodes 2-5 and 7-11 being 10 to 15 minutes in length.

  • Each episode will begin with a cold opening, followed by a 40 second title montage featuring key moments from previous episodes. The series will be shot and edited a Cinéma vérité’ style, following a three act 30/50/20 structure with a cliff hanger at the end of each episode.

Release Schedule

  • First Season episodes will be released bi-weekly, via Facebook.  
  • The entire first season will be edited into a full length two part Digital feature and distributed on VOD via iTunes, Amazon, and other VOD services.  
  • Additionally tráfico will be submitted to national and international film festivals.

Target Audience

  • “tráfico” is geared toward men and women aged 18 to 65+, who are fans of crime dramas like AMC's Breaking Bad, and HBO's The Wire.

Visual Style/Cinematic Influences

  • "tráfico" is cinematically inspired by the aesthetics of other American crime dramas like AMC's Breaking Bad and HBO's The Wire, and is told in a storytelling style akin to Paul Haggis storytelling style in his 2004 crime drama Crash.

  • Other cinematic influences from films like Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness, Memento, and Reservoir Dogs. 

  • Earth tones, dull colors used to convey the dark and dreary world with splashes of red to visually emphasize emotion.

The Team

Executive Producer/Creator/Director  Joseph Eulo
Producer(s)  Aisha Casey, Michael Fels, & Yerania Del Orbe

1st Assistant Director  Heloisa Barroso
Director of Photography  Jon Mendez
Unit Production Manager  Grete Miller
Production Designer Holly Boardman
Art Director  Ana Andueza

Hair/Makeup Supervisor Dylann Stahl
Special Effects Supervisor Rebecca Sorokac

Visual efx Supervisor John Eagan

Music Supervisor  Stacy Bechtel
Composer Anthony Sepulveda

Storyboard Artist  Elsa Bermudez, Luralan Hicks

Story Development Joseph EuloElsa Bermudez, Mike Fels, Nicholas Iorio, Brian Paul Mendoza, Brendan Burke, , R. Earl Harris, 

The Cast

Luis Andrade Luis Ruales
Sophia Andrade  Yerania Del Orbe
Fernando Miguel Ortiz  Giovanni Olivera
Mickey Casey Adam Perabo
Maxine Finley  Lauralan Elise Hicks
Damien Howard  Harold B. Gibson
Isabella Marchello  Annet Artani

Fed. John Cerami  Tom Bentey
Federal agent  Jessica DiGiovanni

Giovanni (Gio, Pathfind3r)  G. Paul Salvetti
Detective  Natalia Hernandez

Federal DA  Marci Hopkins
Cpt. Joe Bentey  Michael J. Walker
Internal Affairs Captain  Paul Nielsen

Det. Philip Cherry  Michael Bonaventura
Attorney  MaryAnn  Bonczek
Det. Nick Cavella  Charles DelGatto
Det. Jacob Weiss  Eddy Privitzer

Antonio Rodriguez  Jose Alvarez
Vanessa (Damian's WIfe)  Lydiana Medellin

Manuel  Marbel Melendez
Fernando's GF  Sol Salcedo

Carla Ortiz (Fernado's Mother)  Yvette Mercedes
Janine (Mickey's Girl)  Elsa Bermudez

Rocco Agabiti Gregory Argenti
Fernando's BodyGuard  Alfredo Rengifo


The Team

What We Need & What You Get

Break it down for folks in more detail:

  • Our goal is to raise $32,000 to cover the cost of producing Episodes 1 and 2 These will represent the Pilot episode that we will package and pitch to network tv.
  • Funds will pay for travel expenses, props, equipment rentals, craft services, permits, production insurance, and trafico perks and swag.
  • Perks included Thank you on the tráfico's Facebook fan page, a digital link to episode teasers and trailers, exclusive fan/supporter preview, an opportunity to give feedback on episodes before they air. Access to Behind the Scenes video and photos, including interviews with the cast and crew,  signed scripts, and tráfico's character bible, exclusive art work by the members of the cast,  a thank you in the season credits, digital download of season soundtrack, a cameo appearance in a episode, your name in the credits, VIP tickets to the series premiere in NY/NJ.  Lunch with the producers,VIP invite to the season one wrap party, A bag of trafico swag, autographed cast poster, Copy of Directors notes and storyboards, new heels and soles for your favorite pair of shoes by Luis from Roselle Shoe Repair.

7 Other Ways You Can Help

  1. Share our Indiegogo campaign with you family and friends
  2. Like tráfico on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/trafico.webseries,
  3. Buy a tráfico t-shirt (Link Coming Soon)
  4. Allow us to shoot at your home or business.
  5. Loan us a prop or vehicle to use in an episode.
  6. Donate water or food for a production day.
  7. Come to our official launch party on May 9th, 2013 in NYC (http://goo.gl/YkhWH2)

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$1,405USD
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$36,000 USD goal
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  • $275USD
    Featured
    One Hour VIP Photo Shoot

    A VIP photo shoot with Joseph Eulo, the creator of trafico. Including hair and makeup by Rebecca Sorokac or Dylann Stahl. includes a one hour photo session. 3 looks, 100 Photos, you pick your 5 favorites. You own them outright. Minor Photoshop touch ups included. You Print them. + a walk on role in a future episode of tráfico.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $10USD
    Friends of tráfico

    Thank you on the tráfico's Facebook fan page, + a digital link to episode teasers and trailers, + exclusive fan/supporter previews + an opportunity to give feedback on episodes before they air.

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  • $25USD
    Digital Goodies

    All of the above + Access to Behind the Scenes video and photos, including interviews with the cast and crew + a signed digital copy of the script.

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  • $50USD
    Series Bible + Cast Art Pack

    All of the above + a digital copy of the tráfico's character bible, + exclusive art work by the members of the cast, + a thank you in the season credits, + digital download of season soundtrack (when complete).

    2 claimed

  • $100USD
    tráfico Walk-on Role

    All of the above + a cameo appearance in a episode, + your name in the credits, + VIP tickets to the series premiere in NY/NJ.

    2 claimed

  • $250USD
    Associate Producer

    All of the above + an associate producers credit, + Lunch with the producers + VIP invite to the season one wrap party + A bag of trafico swag.

    1 claimed

  • $275USD
    The Ultimate Actor Website

    A Custom made Actor's website, with free hosting for one year. Includes welcome page, Gallery, Headshot, Sizzle Reel, and Blog. (example http://trafico.firstframefilms.net) + a walk on role in a future episode of tráfico.

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  • $275USD
    2 Video Monologues

    two 3-5 minute monologues professionally and cinematically filmed, edited, and delivered to your youtube or vimeo channel. + a walk on role in a future episode of tráfico.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $275USD
    Actors Reel

    An edited actors reel, you supply the footage Joe will professional edit it to your liking. + a walk on role in a future episode of tráfico.

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  • $475USD
    2 Actor's Packages

    your choice of two of the four Actor's ekit packages below. Pick two: 1) One Hour VIP Photo Shoot. 2) The Ultimate Actor Website, 3) Two Video Monologues, 4) Edited Actors Reel,

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  • $500USD
    VIP EP

    All of the above + autographed cast poster, + executive producer credit for the pilot episode, + Copy of Directors notes and storyboards. + new heels and soles for your favorite pair of shoes by Luis from Roselle Shoe Repair.

    1 claimed

  • $675USD
    3 Actor's Packages

    your choice of Three Actor's ekit packages below. Pick Three: 1) One Hour VIP Photo Shoot. 2) The Ultimate Actor Website, 3) Two Video Monologues, 4) Edited Actors Reel,

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  • $775USD
    Character Photo Shoot

    A three hour photo shoot on the tráfico set in Roselle, NJ + your choice of 20 photos edited to your liking + a your very own trafico style promo trailer like this one... https://vimeo.com/93097066

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  • $875USD
    All 4 Actor's Packages

    All four Actor's ekit packages below. 1) One Hour VIP Photo Shoot. 2) The Ultimate Actor Website, 3) Two Video Monologues, 4) Edited Actors Reel,

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  • $1,000USD
    Music Video

    Are you a musician or singer? Need a music video? Perk includes Directing, Shooting, Editing and delivery Jof your 2 to 5 minute music video.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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