Dennis Jusino in association with Godbout Entertainment is proud to announce the start of their first collaboration project together called “The Trade.” For actor, independent filmmaker and producer Dennis Jusino, this is his second time stepping into the producer role on a film. “I feel like the more involved I am in any project the easier it becomes, because I understand the project a lot deeper,” said Jusino in a recent email interview. Jusino’s first producer credit was for his faux trailer called MMA, which is based off a feature script he is currently shopping around.
Gerald J Godbout III from Godbout Entertainment is an Emmy Award winning editor and has written, produced and directed two successful indie horror films “Legends I” and “Legends II” and is the executive producer of Orlando’s hit TV show “Indie Cinema Showcase.” According to the film’s press release, this is Godbout’s first time writing and directing something other than horror but he is up to the challenge and is looking forward to making this short film and seeing where it goes from here. “I have known Mr.Godbout for a while now, and at the time he was helping me out on another project that was in post production, when we decided to team up and push the limits on something fresh and new to the Central Florida scene,” said Jusino. “Gerald is known for horror. I am an up and comer, so it made prefect sense to challenge ourselves in making this action/drama project which is “The Trade.”
The short, independent action/drama film is set to start filming in Orlando, FL in late August and early September. Godbout and Jusino have high hopes for the film. “Ultimately, this film’s goal is to become a full length feature where we can shoot it in a big city like Miami, in order to keep the sexiness of the film but yet still have a dark tone to it,” said Jusino.
According to the film’s press release the synopsis is: Cousins Anthony and Frank have grown up in the streets learning to trust only each other. In and out of Juvenal detention and as they got older they learned 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 cousin are forced into a confrontation that neither is prepared for.
The cast for “The Trade” includes Dennis Jusino, Brittney Santos, Jimmy Dempster, Anthony Belevtsov, Fran Rafferty, Michael Opal and Rafael Lugo.