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by Indiewire
May 6, 2014 10:15 AM
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Project of the Day: 'Trafico'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


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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  • brenda | May 15, 2014 10:45 PMReply

    Can't wait to watch

  • Alfonso Perugini | May 13, 2014 10:59 PMReply

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

  • Lisa Calhoun-Walker | May 12, 2014 10:38 PMReply

    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 | May 12, 2014 7:46 PMReply

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

  • Stephen P Columbia | May 12, 2014 12:00 PMReply

    I vote for "Trafico" !

  • Eddy Privitzer | May 12, 2014 10:06 AMReply

    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 | May 12, 2014 9:25 AMReply

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

  • Becky | May 12, 2014 6:41 AMReply

    I can't wait to see this!

  • Andrea | May 11, 2014 11:45 PMReply

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

  • Jose Alvarez | May 11, 2014 10:24 PMReply

    Great story as well as great message of awareness

  • Paris Holmes | May 11, 2014 10:10 PMReply

    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 | May 11, 2014 10:05 PMReply

    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 | May 11, 2014 10:03 PMReply

    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 | May 11, 2014 8:58 PMReply

    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 | May 11, 2014 9:01 AMReply


  • Joseph Menchaca | May 10, 2014 9:50 AMReply

    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...!!!

  • Tom | May 7, 2014 12:02 PMReply

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