On Tuesday, writer and director Gerald Godbout III premiered the new trailer for his upcoming shortfilm, The Trade. Filmed over the summer, The Trade stars actor and producer Dennis Jusino and Jimmy Dempster in a story about two cousins who get caught up in Florida’s criminal underbelly with the sex business.
Cousins Anthony and Frank have grown up in the streets learning to trust only each other. In and out of Juvenal detention they learned how to work the system. Getting into everything from boosting cars and stolen merchandise, the cousins slowly made a name for themselves. Then, with a chance meeting with a crooked undercover cop, the cousins are introduced to the sex trade underworld. Escorts and Strippers become their business, and that catches the attention of the Russian mob. They offer the cousins a deal to buy into the business, and that’s when things start to go bad for the cousins. As their grip to their business starts to give way the cousins are forced into a confrontation that neither are prepared for.