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Merchant of Death

Merchant of Death

By Joshua Belmonte
A WW2 veteran returns home and finds no employment opportunities. During a chance encounter, he is given an opportunity and becomes a hitman for a Kansas City crime family.

(Episode 1 audio issues have been fixed on Spotify. I'm going to work on remastering episode 2)
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Merchant of Death Episode 3: (Code of the Streets)
Arthur and James try to silence Enzo, Arthur gets a promotion... Cast List: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Chris Einspahr as Rey Eurasian Rob as Lucian Barkoba as Jeff Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino Pezzuti/ Tortured Soldier Jillana Kucey as Courier and Preston Hardin as Enzo
25:15
March 3, 2021
Merchant of Death Episode 12 (Shook Ones Pt.2)
Arthur with his back to the wall, must navigate through the seedy underbelly of Lawrence, Kansas, to escape with his and Angela's lives. Can Arthur figure a way out of this, or does Arthur pay for his crimes? Find out on the exciting season 1 finale of Merchant of Death! Episode 12 Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Joe Cliff Thomas as Tom Stone Tyler Christensen as Calvin Scarpa Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neichmact as The Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Miles Langerman as Captain Russo Chris Einspahr as Rey Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Elric Atchison as Mickey O' Neal Dominic Desmaris as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo Pavel Larin as Vladimir Adel Kobic as Pytor Original Anubis as Libero Marciano Anthony Logatto, Matthew Bentley, Blake Hussey, and Abdullah Bundakji as Gangster Extras with Richie Amons as Daniel Jacobs and Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino/ Extra Voices
56:30
January 12, 2021
Merchant of Death Episode 11: Straight Up Menance
Martino has tasked Arthur with eliminating a legendary hitman in the Pezzuti family. Also Arthur is suffering from flashbacks. Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela Guest Starring: Evan Andrl as Doctor Wertham with Clyde Gentry III as Romulado Gioe and Joshua L. Belmonte as Sgt Molloy
23:54
December 15, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode X: Sound of the Police
Tonight is a very special episode, this details the police and their inner workings of the city. Follow Detective Tom Stone, who has been mentioned throughout the whole season, and watch as he tries to solve a murder. Also he has to train a new detective on the force. Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Raggio Joe Cliff Thomas as Tom Stone Tyler Christiansen as Calvin Scarpa Guest Starring: Miles Langerman (credited in the episode as Enrique Garnica, will be corrected) as Captain Russo Elric Atchison as Mickey O' Neal Justin Harris as Police Dispatcher/ Cop Dominic Desmaris as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo with Mark Lee as Charlie Baker and Joshua L. Belmonte as Sgt Molloy
17:46
December 8, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 9: Shook Ones Part 1
Arthur has been taken captive and has to figure out how to get out of his predicament.  Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Elric Atichson as Micky O' Neal Dominic Desmaris as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo Joshua L. Belmonte as Store Owner and Richie Ammons as Daniel Jacobs
22:25
November 23, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 8: The Friends of Arthur Raggio
This episode will delve into the relationship of Arthur and Abigail, through their up's and down's. While Arthur has to deal with the ramifications of last week's shooting Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur/ Young Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Gary Scales as Officer Turner Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Cari Schoftens as Young Abigail and Richie ammons as Daniel Jacobs
26:55
October 26, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 7: Regulate
Arthur examines some of the past events, this season in his mind. The ramifications of the restaurant shoot-out comes to fruition and a cold war comes to a boil. Episode 7: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Chris Einspahr as Rey Eurasian Rob as Lucian Evan Andrl as Doctor Wertham Bryan Ha as Medical Examiner Blake Hussey as Priest Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton With Preston Hardin as Enzo With Joshua L. Belmonte as Malevolent Spirit/Nino and Richie Ammons as Daniel Jacobs
25:24
October 19, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 6 (The Night Comes for Us)
The night of the big sitdown is here, will the Pezzuti and Jacobs family finally come to an agreement to stop the Freeman Gang? Or will their plans be interrupted? Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Anthony Ray as Luca Chezzi Elric Atchinson as Mickey O'Neal Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Squishy Flan as Soldier 2/Valet With Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino Pezzuti/Jacobs Soldier and Richie Ammons as Daniel Jacobs Music: Tiago Nugent
21:25
October 9, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 5
Arthur has to make a hard decision, Hannah and her gang are preparing for war, and Abigail confronts Arthur about his lies. Episode 5: Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Anthony Ray as Luca Chezzi Blake Hussey as Priest Music: Tiago Nugent
23:45
July 7, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 4 (If I Ruled the World)
Arthur guards Nino and watches the power struggle from within. Martino has a very heated Sunday dinner with an unwanted guest and James guards Abby. Episode 4 Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela *Elric Atchison as Mickey* with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Barkoba as Jeff *Anthony Ray as Luca* Anthony "A-Log" Logatto as Soldier 1 Jeremy Robecheaux as Soldier 2 Remmington Steele as Soldier 3 Bryan Ha as Plug Ugly Soldier and Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino/Phonebooth Pezzuti Soldier *= Was accidentally left off of the cast list reading, I apologize for their omitting them.
28:28
May 18, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 2 (I Seen A Man Die) (Remastered)
Arthur and James deal with the aftermath of the previous episode and are in a cat and mouse game to find the culprits. Will they find the culprits and start anew with the Pezzuti Family or will they have a case of cement shoes, due to failure? Find out in this episode! Episode 2: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Enrique Granica as Carson Reynolds Spencer Mak as Arnold Nagorski and Preston Hardin as Enzo Music: Dark Noir Music "Bleak Horizon" by Darren Curtis Music A World of Blue by Matthew Pablo Audio Mixing: Joshua L. Belmonte and Tiago Nugent
22:56
April 24, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 2 Preview
The new crime family in town is searching for the perpetrators of a criminal act against them. 
02:42
April 8, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 1 (Mind is Playing Tricks on Me)
Arthur Raggio has returned home from WW2, he suffers from nightmares, during his time in the Pacific Theater. He cannot find a job and he is desperate, when a chance opportunity is given, he slowly falls into a life of crime. Cast: Episode 1: Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Blake Hussey as Priest Jillana Kucey as Angela Brandon Jenkins as Martino and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Enrique Garnica as Young Hood 1 Spencer Mak as Young Hood 2 and Bryan Ha as Young Hood 3
40:43
April 8, 2020