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.