Desperate times call for desperate measures, but the scheme at the center of TRADERS may be the most desperate of all. The twist-filled suspense drama in which young men risk their lives to get ahead stars John Bradley (Samwell from Game of Thrones) and Killian Scott. TRADERS will be available on Digital Platforms and Cable VOD on July 11, 2016.
Jobs are gone. Homes are being repossessed. Suicide rates are soaring. But newly unemployed Vernon Stynes (John Bradley, Game of Thrones) might have the solution to the despair brought on by recession. He masterminds a diabolical, all-or-nothing plan he calls Trading. Through an underground online network of similarly displaced individuals, two people agree to “trade” by emptying their bank accounts, selling everything they own and putting the cash in nondescript green bags. They then travel to a remote location, dig a grave and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and takes the two bags.
Then you find someone else and do it again, and again, and again, until you are rich enough or dead, whichever comes first. Like Vernon, Harry Fox (Killian Scott, Calvary, Love/Hate) has lost his job and his dignity. What else has he got to lose? Why not become a Trader? But when Trading becomes an alarmingly popular underground phenomenon, Vernon becomes a participant in the very game he created. Featuring an exciting young cast and sure to appeal to fans of such classics as Shallow Grave and Fight Club, TRADERS is a daring and troubling look at the depths to which ordinary people can be driven.
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called it “an ingenious and macabre debut” for writer-directors Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy. The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore said, “The specifics of its conceit are so well suited to the winners-vs.-losers realities of our economic moment.”
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