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tráfico takes place in a small American town, just twenty-miles from New York City and the world’s busiest transportation corridor. The story is told through the lives of seven main characters - all intimately involved in the violent and criminal trade of humans beings.

The series delves into the lives of the women and children who are bought, sold and forced to serve in the sex trade and the pimps, johns, and criminals responsible. The only thing standing between them are those dedicated to bringing the trafficking trade to its end.

Set within a world where no one is who they seem to be and every body has a price.


Set within a world where no one is who they seem to be and every body has a price.  The characters’ lives interweave, their worlds collide, and crash into each other exposing the darker side of human nature.

 

 

 

 

Set in a world where no one is who they seem and every body has a price!

Joseph Eulo – Creator/Director
Isabella Marcello FBI
Damian Howard-FBI
Maxine Finley
Ricardo Rodriguez
Mickey Casey
Sophia Andrade

What makes tráfico different from other movies and series?

Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most 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 activities 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 the majority of human trafficking victims are from other countries the FBI reports that 33% of victims reported in the United States  are Americans.

tráfico is an American action crime drama. It stands out from other web/tv series because unlike other series on the Internet this deals with a serious social issue: human trafficking.

  • It is a social realist film, because of how it deals with a real life situation, which obviously needs to be addressed.
  • This series is inspired from real life events and newspaper articles. This gives the series more credibility compared to other shows.
  • It subscribes to an indie filmmaking model but adds a gritty realism that creates new and original content for audiences.
  • The realist, documentary-like style, which might normally dominate social conscience films that try to elicit sympathy and activity from the audience, is well balanced by moments of more innovative and stylized cinematography.

 

Season/Episode Structure

Episodes 1,6, and 12 ( the series premiere, climax, and finale) will be 20 minutes in length with the remaining episodes being 10 minutes in length. The Series will follow a three act story structure for each Season/episode using the following formula (Act I, 30%, Act II 50%, Act III 20%)..

Episode Structure

 Each episode will begin with a cold opening, followed by title sequences featuring  visuals of  previous episodes (see video on the left), and end with a cliffhanger. 

# of Seasons/Episodes

Season I will be 12 episodes, Season II will be 15 episodes, Season III, will be 12 episodes. 

After season one is complete, episodes will be released all at once via YouTube, & Blip.TV. Then all twelve episodes will be edited together into a full length digital feature for VOD release.
“tráfico” is geared toward men and women aged 18 to 65+, who are fans of crime dramas.

Primary Audience

  • Women  18-44 yrs: This show features a strong female lead. 
  • Men 25-44. Who like American crime dramas like the wire, breaking bad, and action films like Apocalypse Now and Crash.
  • Human Rights Activists: This show touches on human rights controversies, including the exploitation of women and children. Tapping into this demographic also calls on viewers who are likely to take part in the public engagement aspect of this series.
  • Hispanic Communities: This series features characters of colors, mainly people of Hispanic descent.

Secondary Audience

  • New Yorkers Aged 18-65: This show deals with topics that affect a vast majority of New Yorkers, regardless of age, sex, race, and gender.
  • College Students: Many universities are adopting a civic-engagement approach to their education (at the undergraduate level). As with the “Human Rights Activist” demographic, marketing to undergraduate college students will likely garner viewers who will take an active part in the public engagement aspect of this series.
  • Communities of Color: This show features characters of color, some descending from the African diaspora. Viewers of the African diaspora are willing to promote a series if there are one or more characters who reflect their identity.

 

T he series was inspired by crime dramas like Breaking Bad and The Wire, and such films as Apocalypse Now (1972), Memento (2002), Stoker (2014), and Crash (2004). and Crash influence the show’s aesthetic, with shot framing, composition, and story structure from TV crime dramas like Breaking Bad and the Wire. Earth tones, dull colors will be used to convey the dark and dreary world the characters live in, with splashes of red and blue to convey meaning and visually emphasize character emotion.

 

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Aesthetic

The series was inspired by crime dramas like AMC’s Breaking Bad and HBO’s The Wire, and such films as Momento (2002), Snatch (2014), and Crash (2004) influence the show’s aesthetic, with shot framing, composition, and story structure from TV crime dramas like Breaking Bad and the Wire. Earth tones, dull colors will be used to convey the dark and dreary world the characters live in, with splashes of red and blue to convey meaning and visually emphasize character emotion.

Themes

Good vs. Evil
92%
Redemption
90%
Man Against Self
90%
Revenge
85%
Innocence Lost
70%
Triumph over Adversity
100%

Creator/Director

Joseph Eulo is an independent storyteller and freelance filmmaker working and studying in the Greater New York City Area.

He is the founder and CEO of First Frame Films, a collaborative production and design company based in Brooklyn, NY and Roselle NJ made up of an eclectic group of artists, actors, and filmmakers who share his passion for creating meaningful work that moves, entertains, and inspires audiences.

Joseph earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Film Production from the New School for Public Engagement in 2013, and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in media management at the New School, School of Media Studies.

In 2010 Joseph founded the New School Student Film Collective, an organization committed to fostering community among filmmakers within the college population. In 2012 he created the Garden State Filmmakers Association, and the Indie Film Collective of Greater NYC. Organizations dedicated to creating and encouraging community among, actors, artist, and filmmakers.

To date, Joseph  has collaborated on over thirty narrative, documentary, projects ranging from music videos, web series, short films, and documentaries often taking on  many different roles on and off set.

2014

tráfico (series) – Creator, Producer, Director
Fighting the Good Fight (Doc) – DoP
Run Away American Dream (feature) – Director
Tom Bentey’s Big Scene (series) – DoP/Editor
Paper Thin (Doc) – DoP
Diary of an Indie Filmmaker(series) – Creator/Prod/Dir
Sascha (short) – Sound mixer/Boom Op.
My Famous Family (series) – DoP, Editor.
Monodrama (series) – sound mixer/Boom Op.
Sitters (series) – sound mixer/ /Boom Op
Flat Brim (short) – Sound Mixer/Boom Op
Strawberry Fields (short) – Producer, DoP, Editor
No More (short) – DoP, Editor – dir. Pierre Romain
Nerf Rebellion (series) – Producer, 1st AD
Unknown Harbors (short) – Associate Producer

2013

Lyrics to Life (music video) – DoP, Editor
You Are Here (series) – Director of Photography
Sexercise (short) – Producer, DoP, Editor
Broken Hearted Tears (music vid) – Dir/DP/Editor
Celebrate Your Body (music vid) – Prod./DoP/Editor
American Fab Kids (music video) – Prod. Manager
Black Brown & Digital (live event) – Camera/Editor
Fund Anything (live event) – Camera
Hex Girlfriend (short) – DoP
En Avant (short) – Producer
Take Your Time (spec) – UPM, Set Photog
Peace Breeds Peace (PSA) – Unit Prod. Mangr
Wonder bra (spec) – UPM
Afronauts (short) – Extra Casting
American Fab Kids (Music Vid.) – Prod. Mangr.
Hex Girlfriend (Short) – DoP

2013 Cont.

Hex Girlfriend (Short) – DoP
En Avant (Short) – Producer
Take Your Time (Spec) – Unit Prod. Manager
Peace Breeds Peace (PSA) – UPM
Wonderbra (Spec) – Unit Prod. Manager
Afronauts (Short) – Extra Casting
A Crack (Short) – Driver
A Day In Eden (Short) – Executive Producer
Sunday Dinner (Short) – 2nd Assistant Director
This Is Reality (Short) – Set Photographer
Mi Hermana (Short) – Unit Prod. Manager
Meskal (Short) – Associate Producer
The Yellow Room (Short) – Producer
Dog People (Doc) – 1st AD, Camera
Robert MacNeil (Doc Series) – Camera/Sound
Joe Lieberman (Doc Series) – Camera/Sound
Gerald Eskenaz (Doc Series) – Camera/Sound

2012

The Yellow Room (Short) – Producer, Editor
Down, Down, Baby (short) – Set Photog.
The Charms (Short) – Scripty/Extra/Set Photog
Nehemiah (Short) – Script Sup.
Love (Short) – Sound Mixer/Boom Op
Curtain Call (short) – Grip
Chasing Shadows (short) – Writer, Director
All About My IPod (short) – Snd Mixer/Boom Op.
Dog People (Doc) – Camera Operator
One Useful Thing (short) – Grip (NYU)
Bedford Apocoalypse (16mm short) – Camera
Princess The Cat (web series) – DoP
Girl & Dog (sketch) – Director, DoP, Editor
PETA PETA (sketch) – Dir/DoP/Editor

2011

Life’s a Bitch (short) – Grip
Blue Tryst (short) – Camera
Un Moment (short) – Sound Mixer/Boom Op.
Amanda Kill (short) – Camera, G&E
Come Out and Play (sketch) – Dir/DoP/Editor
TUG-OF-WAR (series) – DoP/Editor

2010

The Last American Shoemaker (Doc) – Producer/Dir.
7 Questions (Doc) – Producer, Editor
Chasing My Father’s Shadows (Doc) – Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
Feed The Mind (Doc) – Producer, Editor