You may have seen Tray Chaney as Malik “Poot” Carr on the HBO Emmy-nominated drama series The Wire where he starts as a neighborhood drug dealer in the Barksdale organization and slowly moves up in ranks. He has also starred in a list of roles including Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners as Kendrick Murphy and was nominated in 2019 at the International Christian Film Festival for Best Actor: Short Film in Angels in Rocket Field.
After being accepted as an “Official Selection” during the Black Continental Independent Movie Awards in Silver Spring, Maryland, Chaney released the documentary trailer for Undeniable: The Tray Chaney Story under his Undeniable (Wired Different) campaign on Thursday (Aug. 15). The potential docuseries will follow the narratives of the journeys of The Wire cast members, how they landed their roles, what happened when the television series ended in 2008, and what they are doing now.
Under the production of Commodore Independent Filmworks and Safe House Films DC. Chaney’s 45-minute episode features testimonials from Big Daddy Kane, Clifton Powell, Kenny Lattimore, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Russ Parr, Jd Williams, Keith Robinson, Anwan Big G Glover, and Black Child. His former co-star Idris Elba also shows his support for the documentary.
“Just know how hard he hustles,” says Anwan “Big G” Glover.
The less than 2-minute snippet touches on the framework of Chaney, his eagerness and willingness to learn, even mentioning his journey on Saints & Sinners as “the work of the Gods”.
Watch the trailer for Undeniable: The Tray Chaney Story below.