Set against a classic Texas backdrop and an “Americana” soundtrack, Hush Money is a comedic tale of two lovers who go to great lengths to pursue happiness. By the light of a full moon on her eighteenth birthday, Skye Ian falls for bad boy Whip Marvin Burke after he rescues her from the slippery hands of a meathead jock at Dick’s Bowling Alley and Pool Hall in Gun Barrel City, TX. When Whip assaults the chisel head and violates probation, he’s arrested and given seven days to pay a large fine or do time behind bars. After Skye sells her pristine unicorn collection to post bail, the two hatch a plan to blackmail her estranged, morally righteous, celebrity talk-show host father in New York City who’d like to keep her existence a secret. With the law on their tail and all sorts of characters climbing out of the woodwork, their love is put to the ultimate test as Skye and Whip head east to New York City to get their Hush Money.


Marcus Bleecker (Writer/Director)

Marcus Bleecker is an accomplished filmmaker, writer and musician. He is proud to have received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Cinematography. As a freelance director and cinematographer, his body of work includes clients such as HBO, Bravo and Comedy Central. His most recent short film, “The Hit” which Marcus wrote and directed, stars Federico Castelluccio from HBO’s Emmy Award winning series The Sopranos. The Hit screened at both the Cannes Film Festival and The Beverly Hills Film Festival. His feature length screenplay, “Shoot To Kill”, is currently in development at John Fogel Entertainment and he is also in development on the television show, “Party Queens” at Sokolow/Screen Gems.

As a writer, Marcus was honored to have an essay he wrote in celebration of his father, published in the New York Times Magazine’s Father’s Day edition. Recently, Marcus also completed DUMBO, a collection of short stories about living Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

A seasoned musician, he is the drummer for the John Popper Project featuring Grammy Award-winning harmonica/vocalist, John Popper and D.J. Logic. He also directed the music video “Lap Dance” for the John Popper Project and “Home” for Attic Ends.


John Popper (Musical Director)

Hailed by many as the world's greatest harmonica player, John Popper has redefined the instrument. As the lead singer and principal songwriter of Blues Traveler, Popper has performed for more than 30 million people over 2,000 live dates and composed such radio staples as "Hook," "But Anyway," and "Run-Around," the longest-charting single in Billboard history. He has appeared with Eric Clapton and B. B. King at the White House, welcomed the Hungarian ambassador to the stage, and inducted Carlos Santana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.