By Any Means

Synopsis: A C-list celebrity gets kidnapped and held hostage after a night-club appearance. When the police interrogate the man she accuses, they question whether she's after justice or a front-page story.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Leighton Spence
Production: Triventure Films
  8 wins & 8 nominations.
84 min


Gorgeous. Hold it.

- Love it.

Oh, that's good.

That's really good.

- I'm loving this.

You look gorgeous.

We got the shot.

- Got it?

- Yeah.


Nice to meet you.

Oh, miss Wyatt, would you mind

if we had a little chat now?

Sure. Almost forgot.

So, panel, what do you make

of this media frenzy?

I think it's a complete outrage.

There are women out there who

are afraid to come forward

and talk about sexual abuse

because of people like her.

She's America's "it" girl,

but she abuses the system

and lies,

and real victims will be

watching her thinking,

"now no one

will believe me."

Well, I also think that we should

get a male perspective in on this,

because this is

a massive problem.

Women are allowed to say

whatever they want,

and then ruin a man's career

and his reputation.

Oh, come on, he'll be fine.

He's gonna make a bunch

of money off of this.

Let's just bring it back

to Mimi for a moment.

Because he didn't ask for this.

Well, he's certainly got it.

And Mimi's not going to do

too bad from this either.

No such thing as bad publicity.

Are you for real?

She can never

work again after this.

She's just a kiss and tell,

fame hungry nobody.

Wow, the claws are really

out today, Sophia.

She would sell

her own mother for a story.

I think that that's a bit far.

I'm with you, hon.

Without a story,

who is she?

So, Mimi...

Can I call you Mimi?

Tell me, how did you guys meet?

Hey, Mimi,

you look beautiful today.

How's Branning? Are you

gonna see Branning later?

- You make a cute couple!

- Mimi!

Hey, Phil, I just left the shoot

and I got your email.

I can't keep doing

these same sh*t jobs.

I'm not gonna

be taken seriously.

You haven't told me

about the VMAs.

You had one job.

What do you do all day?

Hey, this is Mimi.

Sorry I can't get

to the phone right now.

Leave me a message

and I'll call you back.

Hey, it's me.

Sorry, I've been running around like crazy.

Listen, I just wanted to get

back to you regarding the VMAs.

Unfortunately, they passed

on you this year.

After your date didn't

show up last year

and they were kind of

counting on it,

they said no.

Now don't be upset.

I know you're gonna start

texting me and get all mad.

We can work on this

for next year.

You'll be back on that carpet,

I promise you.

But for now, you've gotta

get out there more.

Right now your brand

just isn't working.

You need, like,

a little bit of a scandal.

You gotta stay

in the public eye.

Play the game,

I keep telling you.

On another note, I'm talking

to this guy next week

and he's talking to me

about a reality show for you

which I think

will change everything.

But listen, please show up

tonight to Santos.

Be on time, be professional.

Just... it's very easy.

It's easy work.

Anyway, I gotta go.

I'll talk to you later.

Kisses. Bye.

- It's Mimi Wyatt!

Oh, my gosh, Mimi, I love you.

Beautiful, beautiful, all right.

Hey! Wait, wait!

One more! One more!

Come on, Mimi!

Mimi, I'm Jack.

I own this place.

- Your agent told me 11:00.

- Well, I'm here now.

Well, follow me.

Pleasure to work with you.

I'll put you on in a second.

Hey, guys.

- Hey!

Mimi? Are you really okay?

What the...

F***ing photographers always

getting in the f***ing way.

Can't a girl have some f***ing

privacy over here, please?

- Okay, back up.

- Get a f***ing life.

Please back up.

Move. You know

the address, right?

All right, move.

Please back up.

You've had enough.

That's enough.





Oh, my god.

Help! Help!


We just need to know,

how do you know the perpetrator?

I've already told you.

How many more times

do you have to ask me?

I've never seen him before.

Listen, we just need

to know all the facts,

so we can nail this guy.

You could be going out

and finding him right now.

Just a couple more questions,

miss Wyatt.

How did he keep you under

his control for three days?

He had me locked up

in his basement.

And did he sexually assault

you in any way?

Get me out.

Somebody, get me out!

Let me go.

Please, I'm not gonna

say anything.

Please, just let me go.


What do you want from me?

He was f***ing crazy.

Okay, so how

would you describe him?

Was he tall? Was he short?


Kind of your height.

He had dark hair, brown eyes.

And did he have any other

distinctive markings?

Any tattoos, piercings, scars?

He was just your regular guy.

Okay, miss Wyatt, I know this

is a very difficult time,

but the sooner we act, the better

chance we have of catching this guy

and getting him locked up.

I will need you to take

a medical examination.


Help! Help!

No one can hear you.

What are you gonna do to me?

Do as I say

and you won't get hurt.

I need money.

$123,000, to be precise.

As soon as someone

transfers me the money,

I will let you go.

I don't have that kind

of money available.

But you know people who do.

Maybe one of your f*** buddies.

I can get it.

How soon can you get it to me?

It's a lot of cash.

I don't know.

Well, think.

When I get the money,

you can go.

Well, where are you going?

I don't have that in my account.

Don't you want me

to call someone?

I wasn't going to...

You want to go home?

You want to go home?

Then get the money together.

I don't have that much.

Well, you'd better know

someone who does.

I can get it.

Good. Who do I call?

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