Synopsis: A shady Client hires hard-hearted hit woman, Marcy to kill Norman Winter, the shlemiel who’s been stealing from him. But Marcy’s intrigued by Norman’s Robin Hood-like actions. She is, however, put off by his suicidal tendencies as it goes against her code. She doesn’t murder mental cases. Thwarting one of Norman’s attempts, Marcy discovers she has feelings for him. Can she find love at last or will her job catch up to her?
Matthew Rocheleau (Norman)
Craig Cackowski (Client)
As an innate and experiential cynic, my approach to any project is filtered through humor, because nothing cuts through the pain of everyday living more than comedy. This notion, the juxtaposition of farce and mental anguish, informed the writing of the script and was certainly present in the production and post-production of “The Hit,” much to my collaborators’ chagrins. Consciously, I tapped into most, if not all, of my comedic influences from the Ealing comedy “Kind Hearts and Coronets” to the more absurd efforts of the Marx Bros., Mel Brooks, and the trio of Zucker Abrams Zucker. While “The Hit” may seem light and silly, at its core is a story about human connectivity and the possibility of finding true love despite the odds… and the fact that we can be the biggest obstacles on our road to contentment.
That being said, sometimes, people just want to kill you.
Jason A. White co-wrote the feature film Silver Case (which featured Eric Roberts). He has written web-content for ABC Family, punch-up comedy and wraparounds for the Discovery Channel’s The Christopher Lowell Show, advertising/copywriting campaigns for various film studios and television networks (including Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, and ABC Television). Additionally, he was a features writer for the Austin American-Statesman, the New York City columnist for Rochester’s Scene Magazine, and a contributor to the now-defunct Zed and Flatiron News. Jason was also the film programmer for the Austin Film Festival (1997-98); he worked at HBO Documentary Programming and LeFrak Productions in New York. He’s a champion bowler, a pretty good swimmer, and rices his own cauliflower, because the unexamined life is not worth living.