The Killing Pact

Synopsis: Hayley Udall tries to make ends meet for herself and her 14 year-old daughter while providing alimony for a horrible ex-husband. She wishes her problems with her ex could go away, and upon venting her frustrations one night, finds herself tangled up in a pact with two people (Melanie and Kevin) to "eliminate" each other's problems. It seemed innocent wishful thinking before, but as people end up dead-including Hayley's ex-husband-Hayley is trapped to fulfill the pact or risk taking the fall for murder. She tries to clear her name but the police (led by Detective Marks) is eyeing her for her ex-husband's death as well as others. Then Melanie abducts Hayley's daughter as leverage for Hayley to follow through and kill one last person. With Detective Marks trying to find the truth, Hayley must hurry to save her daughter and find a way to avoid murder.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): John Lyde
Production: Mainstay Productions
91 min

- Hit me.


- Another round?

- Hold on.

- Hello?


- Hey baby.

- What do you want?


- I need my money.

- You're drunk.

- And you're a month

behind, I need my alimony.

- I don't owe you

anything til next month, Jerry.

- Hayley!

It's an emergency.

- Are you kidding me?

I'm barely making things

work with both of these jobs.

- Can you just

lend me the money?

I'll get it back to you.

You know I'm good for it.

- No Jerry, you're

not good for it.

You not good for...

- Hayley!

Don't you hang up on me.

I will come over there.

I will come over there...

- I'm sorry, Jerry.

- Hayley!

- Was that Jerry?

- Just go back up to bed, okay?

You wanna sleep in here tonight?

- Are you gonna call the police?

- No.

It's just your dad, okay.


- But he won't stop calling.

- Yeah, I know.

Just get some sleep, alright.

- Okay.

- Come on.

- Okay.

- Senorita Lisa,

I cannot make this work,

the fabric is shredded...

- Speak English.

Melanie, a word.

- What can I do for you, Lisa?

- Remind me when dress

rehearsal starts.

- An hour.

- Oh, and you're not ready.

And your sole purpose

for being here

is to make sure we'll be ready.

- Well, we'll be ready.

- I just passed

several idle workers.

Unfinished set pieces and

a seamstress so distraught

because the only costume for

this performance is ruined.

Not to mention Gretchen,

clumsy Gretchen,

who broke her leg last

week because she didn't

know the dance

routine well enough.

- I don't...

- I thought that you had

some pride in this theater

and what it stands for.

I certainly do.

And to think how hard

that I have worked

only to have it all fall apart.

- It won't.

- And then you have your

nose attached to that thing.

- It's the budget...

- Unaware that the world

is crumbling around you.

- Um, I have a delivery

for the theater.

- We'll be ready.

- Oh?


The main costume is ruined

and I happen to know

you don't have a spare.

- Well actually, I...

- I know what you're

trying to do, Melanie.

I know how you feel about me,

and you seem to

think that that means

you can take and take and take.

- I don't mean to interrupt,

I just need a...

- Don't try to sabotage

me or this theater

by not doing your job.

- I'm not.

- Not doing your job.

Good, I'm glad you admit it.

It's time that you earn

your keep, Melanie.

Now I am going to

be in my office,

and I don't want to be

disturbed for 15 minutes.

- Hi, I just need a

quick signature here.

- Have my niece do it?

- Who's her niece?

- I am.

- Oh, great.

I just need a signature

right here, please.

- Yeah.

- Thank you.

- Okay.

- There you go, you

have a good day.

- You too.

- Is that the

costume replacements?

- Yep.

- Yes.

- I don't understand.

- Sorry Kevin, it's what

the board has decided.

- But Mark said

that I'm the best...

- Honestly Kevin, there

are at least three

much stronger candidates

up for this position.

The board felt that...

- Are you sure that it

was the board that felt,

but not you Sarah?

- I don't know what

you're implying.

- [Kevin Are you sure this

isn't about that Night

you and I...

- I have no clue what

you're talking about.

- Come on, Sarah.

- Grow up.

- Grow up.


- Oh, everything okay?

- Sorry, another

charming moment with my boss.

Lousy day.

- Yeah, me too.

You wanna go out for drinks?

- Yeah, I'm in.

- Hayley, I'm just

finishing up now, so.

- Oh great, great.

- Do you want help?

- No, I'm good, I'm

about ready to lock up.

- Okay, see ya.

- Thank you!

- Hey Jamie.

- Mom, uh, remember how I told

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