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Project of the Day: ‘Trafico’

Project of the Day: 'Trafico'

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

Elevator Pitch: tráfico is an American crime drama about the dark and invisible side of human trafficking within the United States. tráfico is told through the lives of five main characters, all intimately involved in the violent and criminal trade of human beings.

Production Team:

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

Storyboard Artist Elsa Bermudez, Luralan Hicks

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

About the Production: tráfico was inspired by the aesthetic of other American crime dramas like AMC’s Breaking Bad and HBO’s The Wire. With a story telling style of Paul Haggis’ Crash (2004), Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000) and Guy Ritchie’s Snatch (2000). tráfico is a character driven story aimed at confronting and exposing the trafficking of human beings in the United States.

Current Status: Fundraising 

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page 

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Can't wait to watch

Alfonso Perugini

Ok! I voted, but I want at least a big hug from Joe as soon as I see him!

Lisa Calhoun-Walker

This project rocks…can't wait to get this party started!! trafico is definitely a project with a purpose and Eulo's a talented guy as is the rest of his team…

chris crews

Yes, this sounds like an important film. Looking forwards to seeing more.

Stephen P Columbia

I vote for "Trafico" !

Eddy Privitzer

Its the person who snatches some body walking down the street , its a real and scary problem . You have gangs that control this . Put them away for good. Its here in this country.

Mark McClafferty

I am so pleased for you all. This is going to become an iconic television show… a true American crime drama in the making.


I can't wait to see this!


Definitely caught my interest and I would love to watch it and receive the message from talented, real people!

Jose Alvarez

Great story as well as great message of awareness

Paris Holmes

Can't wait to see this come alive. By far the best news in Independent film today. "The Birthplace of the motion picture is New Jersey baby.

Lawrence Holmes

Human Trafficking is something my little sister was saved from. I'm looking forward to seeing this film and helping to get the message out.

Paris Holmes

Not only do I want to see it, I am dying to see how it is put together. The message is very good and I want to see this raw film. There's so many characters and the film is so diverse. Looking forward to it.

Thomas Santorelli

Human Trafficking has been the subject of film since the silent era, a time when foreign born took woman as slaves for prostitution, etc. White Slavery was the term back then. This appears to be a worthy film that must be funded asap

Peter Pileggi


Joseph Menchaca

An important story that is told by an impressive production company headed by Mr. Joseph Eulo.
Globally, "Human" trafficking is at epidemic proportions…I'm glad that a well crafted group of film makers and actors will dramatically portray this horror and bring it to everyones attention.
This concerns all of us…!!!


This is an awesome project, and the producer Joe Eulo's a pretty awesome guy.

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