THE TRADE 2017-05-08T14:38:41+00:00

Project Description



JUNE 2, 2017, 9:00pm

THE TRADE Michael Pinckney HARLEM, PREMIERE • USA • 2016 • 14 min. • Drama


HARLEM, PREMIERE 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 Pinckney got his start over twelve years ago under the tutelage of Spike Lee and soon after joined the Director’s Guild of America. As one of the youngest recipients of a DGA membership at 24, Michael has worked as 1st & 2nd AD to Spike and Brett Ratner. He has over 10 years experience as an assistant director on films and television series such as Chris Rock hit “Top Five”, “The 25th Hour”, “7th Heaven”, “Broad City”, “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. and the commercial .