Ridge Runners

Synopsis: When a 12 year old girl goes missing, detective Rachel Willow discovers that human trafficking can happen anywhere, even in her small town.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Hunter West
Production: Indican Pictures
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
3.9
NOT RATED
Year:
2018
81 min
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CINEMATIC SYMPHONIC

MUSIC PLAYS:

CINEMATIC SYMPHONIC

MUSIC CONTINUES:

[CRICKET SOUND EFFECTS]

DRAMATIC MUSIC INTENSIFIES

[TALK RADIO CAN BE HEARD]

LIGHT PIANO MUSIC PLAYS

[ENTRANCE JINGLE SOUND EFFECT]

[FAINT RADIO TALK CAN BE HEARD]

[LAUGHING SOUND EFFECT]

[KNOCKING SOUND EFFECT]

TRUCKER:

How much?

[DRAMATIC MUSIC INTENSIFIES]

LIGHT SYMPHONIC MUSIC PLAYS

[ALARM CLOCK SOUND EFFECT]

ROB:

Hey Rach...

Got to get up, hit that clock.

She walks the dog at 6:30.

[LIGHT AMBIENT MUSIC BEGINS]

[LIGHT GUITAR MUSIC BEGINS AND

BIRDS CHIRPING CAN BE HEARD]

[TRAIN SOUND EFFECT]

[TV INFOMERCIAL CAN BE HEARD]

RACHEL:
Hey sorry I'm home really late.

We had a stakeout

that didn't pan out

cause our guy didn't show.

And um, I couldn't

call because we didn't

know if we'd have to move.

REBECCA:

How old are you?

Mom...

31, in case you forgot.

By the time I was your

age, I had a husband, I had a

kid... you...

and I had a full time job.

Shouldn't the fact that I'm

31 be reason enough not

to be mad at me for

being home a little late?

You think I'm that

you're home late?

Well not now.

What did you tell

me last week?

That I'd start

looking for an apartment.

And?

Have you slept at all?

No.

You haven't even

started looking have you?

No. And how about you

go to bed and I'll finish this.

If I don't do it you won't.

You'd also said that you're

gonna be looking for another

job.

And I have an

interview lined up for tomorrow.

Are you not eating anything?

I'd rather you stay where

you are. I'm not hungry.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER

CAN BE HEARD]

KYLE:

Hey

Morning.

Yeah we got a missing girl.

- Oh no.

- Yeah.

She's only 12.

Halley Dawn.

Have her parents been in?

No, not yet. But we

did speak to the mom.

When is she coming in?

Should be any

minute now actually.

I'll keep you updated.

Thank you.

ROB:

How ya doing?

I'm good.

You good?

Yea, I'm good.

Did you hear about the girl?

Yea, Mike was

telling me earlier.

I think we have to interview

the mom, Maddie Dawn.

No father?

No, doesn't seem so,

which is going to make this

tougher.

I hate it when they cry.

It's actually a

telltale sign, you know.

Because when

people die, they mourn.

But when people lose people...

Then they become hysterical.

Ya know? Hyperventilate.

Snot cry.

Hey guys,

the mom is here.

Mrs. Dawn, I'm officer Willow

and this officer Shepherd.

Um, it's just Maddie.

I know you're having

at hard time with this.

Thank you for coming down here.

Well sure, um, is

there any news on Halley?

No not yet.

Why don't we start

from the beginning.

Ok. Um.

Well, um...

the neighbors picked up her and

her friend up from school. Um.

The Youngs. Cain and Marie.

And that was about three thirty.

And then um, around 7 we started

getting ready for an

office party at my house.

And where do you work?

Um, the race track.

The one out on the

ridge? The one on sixty three?

- Yes.

- Okay.

Do you think you can, uhm...

make a list of people that were

at that party that night?

Um, not of the

top of my head no.

Ok, then what happened?

Well, I tucked her in a

little after eleven and um...

The party died down around four.

And I went upstairs to

check up on her, before I went

to bed. She was gone.

Ok, but you didn't

call it in until after seven?

Well, no because,

she likes to sneak off to the

neighbors house. Um.

Ok she sneaks out a lot.

Well, no. Yes, but

just to go over and see her

friend Jane. Their daughter.

They're school friends.

Did you talk to them?

I did, and they

hadn't seen her since yesterday.

Ok, so not her friends

then where else would she be.

I don't know.

I just want her home.

I just want her home.

Excuse me, I'm going to get

Mrs. Dawn some coffee.

OLIVIA:

Detective Willow?

Yes?

Olivia Peterson. They sent

me down here about a missing

girl case.

Yes, you're the

social worker here.

Um... Yea, we don't get

a lot of cases like this.

No, we do not.

Uh, the state sent me here, uhm,

to talk about some

things with you.

Yeah, well she's a run away so

I don't know what you need.

A lot of times a

runaway can just be a sign

of something else happening in

the home. Like sexual abuse.

Ok, uhm, right now

she is just gone.

That's all we know, but when we

know more, we'll let you know.

Uh, I really, really, hope I

don't have to call you.

But detective.

If you want to talk

to her, she's right here.

Thank you.

This is Olivia from DHS.

Go ahead.

I know this is a

hard time for you right now.

But can you answer... were there

a lot of men around the house?

Um I date a little.

Nothing weird.

Ok, um. Does she

run away frequently?

She runs off to the neighbors

without permission all the time.

But I would not call

that running away.

Ok, uhm...

Thank you for your time.

Well, government workers, right?

So the father, is he around?

I'm sorry. He died about...

He died about five years ago.

I'm sorry. I could really

use him right about now.

I'm sorry.

Don't worry about it.

Who were your neighbors again?

Uhm, the Young's.

Can I get you to write

down their address for us?

Of course.

What about school?

Uh, Southside.

That's were she met Jane.

And what exactly do

you do at the racetrack?

Uhm well I help keep

the books there.

And uh pretty

much stock the concession stand

And check on the racers the

night of the race, and make sure

they have everything they need.

Racetrack make enough money

that they need an accountant?

Well, it's not like

we deal with big sums of money

or anything. But it's a job. And

Halley liked to watch the cars.

So you're in charge?

Oh no. No my boss

is Clayton Woods.

You know I think we

have enough right now to go on.

Ok.

I want you to stay in the area.

Ok.

Stay positive.

Yea.

If there is anything else...

I know, yeah.

We have your number...

- Ok.

- ...and we'll call you.

Alright. Thank you.

LIGHT CINEMATIC MUSIC ENSUES

Hi. Mr. Young?

I'm Detective Sheppard and this

is Detective Willow.

CAIN YOUNG:

Hello how can I help you?

Uh, we'd like to ask you a

few questions about one of

your neighbors.

Thank you.

MARIE YOUNG:

Sure!

Hot out there.

This is about Halley.

She's missing.

Hey, uh... Jane, why don't you

give us a second ok?

We'll go eat after the

detectives leave. Thanks honey.

She's a sweet girl.

What do you do for a living?

I work at a church.

Ah, you know I thought

I recognized you.

St. Paul's right?

Yeah, for about 5 years.

Mr. Young, how would you

describe your neighbor?

Uh, not much to say,

really. She's quiet.

A lot like Halley, really.

Any complaints?

Just all the cars.

Cars?

She has guests over,

a lot. People from work.

Parties I guess.

Boyfriend?

Boyfriends.

Cain!

What? She dates a

lot. Nothing serious though.

You ever meet any

of these guys?

MARIE:
Just the one.

Clayton, he's her boss.

From the racetrack?

Yes sir.

What does she

do at the racetrack?

She's their

accountant I think.

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