The Contractor

Synopsis: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth starts to grow suspicious of Javier and learns that he'd targeted the family all along. Now, to save her family, Elizabeth will have to take matters into her own hands.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Sean Olson
Production: Hybrid LLC
87 min

Suspect is heading

down the back alley.

I'll try to intercept.

Let me go!

- Get down!

- No! No!

Omar Reyes, you are under arrest

for the murder of Ed Perez.

You got the wrong guy!

Shut up, punk.

I was just protecting

my girlfriend.

Tell that to the judge.

Anything you say or do

may be used against you

in a court of law.

You have the right

to an attorney.

If you cannot afford

an attorney...

We've apprehended suspect.

We're taking him in.

Copy that.

Let's go.

Who's that?

No one. Hmph. Didn't

look like no one.

So I was talking to

Kimmy, and she thinks

that we should get a horse

for the new stable.

Really. Is Kimmy

gonna pay for it?

No. Mm.

Now, I know I can't get you

to sit, but you can eat.

Thank you. And you are not

wearing that to school.

Why not?

Because you look like

you charge by the hour.

All right, Mom, that's gross.

Exactly my point.

Now please go change.

Hey, are you missing anything?

I don't think so.

Ten minutes. We gotta go.


Hi, Daddy.

Good morning.

Uh, she's not going to school

dressed like that, is she?

Oh, my goodness, no. I just

sent her up to change.

I've got the craziest day. I've got

to get this plea bargain worked out.

And my old boss, the D.A.?

Don't do that!

Trying to back me into a corner.

You're gonna be here this

afternoon, though, right?

We have the meetings with the

contractors to get some quotes.

Oh, no. No, no, no, no. Uh...

Don't worry about it.

I'll do it this weekend.

Honey, you work all the time.

It's not happening.

I know you wanted to do this yourself,

but we really have to hire someone.

We have a deadline.

All right, fine. We will.

But we might need to hire

someone for you, too.

Come on!

You can spend some

time with McKenzie,

you can get some of your

work done at the hospital.

It'll be great for you. No.

I can't even think

about that right now.

I just want to stay focused and...

Oh, hi. Good morning.

We need to finish the remodel.

The event is in two weeks.

This is a mess. Please be here

to meet with me this afternoon.

Fine. Fine.

Fine. Fine. Go. Love you.

McKenzie! We gotta go!

You did not put that lace

mini dress on, did you?

Followed by a keynote address

from our chief of

pediatric medicine.

You see, by focusing our

attention on outreach

as much as fundraising, then we'll be

able to tell the people of our community

what Hope West Children's

Hospital really stands for.

And I just want to

add, thanks to Liz,

not only do we have a new

venue for this year's event,

but we are on track for our

biggest fundraiser year.

So, that's it. Thank you

so much for coming.

And please don't forget to take

your packet on your way out.

Thank you.

Hoo! Wow!

Hey, the new house is

looking incredible.

Is there really an indoor pool?

Yes, but let me tell you,

we got a great deal on it

because it was a short sale, but there

is still so much work to be done.

I thought Paul was doing it.

Ugh, he was.

But I think he's finally realized he's

bit off a little more than he can chew.

I don't remember the last

time he was home for dinner,

or a weekend he didn't

have to work through.

Well, I can't imagine it's

easy starting a new firm,

but, hey, at least he's not

on city payroll, right?

That's gotta be an improvement.

Ooh, speaking of payroll.

I talked to Halligan.

Ed Halligan?

Apparently he's looking for the right

charity to sink a few mill into.

You're kidding. I told him

about the fundraiser,

and he said he'll be there.

Seriously, if you

don't slow down,

they're gonna end up

naming a wing after you.

I don't care about my name

on the side of a building.

I just want to make this happen.

And now all you have to

do is finish the house.

There's that.

Listen, I gotta go, okay? Okay.

Thank you for everything.

You're welcome.

Hi, you've reached Paul Chase.

Please leave a message.

Thank you. Hey, honey, it's me.

I'm heading back to the house

to meet with a contractor.

Remember Elliot? He did

Marilyn's kitchen.

I would really love it if

you could be there, okay?

You know, this place has

got a lot of potential.

All you need is a few

choice upgrades.

For instance, this

island right here.

A little TLC, this could become a

real focal point for the kitchen.

Like I did for your friends.


You know, my husband's been

trying to do this on his own,

but with his job, there's just no way

he has enough time to finish it,

and we have to get this done.

I understand, I understand.

Listen, I was wondering,

have you thought about

adding a wall there?

Create two separate

living room spaces?

No, no, I hadn't, but that's

actually a great idea.

What you need to focus

on is energy efficiency.

Those are the improvements that'll

pay for themselves in the long run,

and they're great for resale.

I'm thinking tankless

water heater,

all new energy-efficient


new HVAC system.

Have you ever thought

about solar?

I have thought about solar.

Kitchens and bathrooms. That's where

you need to spend your money.

We can manufacture granite, replace

the existing kitchen countertops.

How do you feel about heated

tile floors in the bathrooms?

I honestly don't know how I feel

about heated tile in the bathroom.

Heated floors.

I know.

Ninety thousand.

Yeah. A hundred thousand.


IHVA. What is... What is this?

Uh, duh!

Hundred twenty thousand.

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