The Knife in Your Back May Be a Keystroke Away


BAIT is a short film and a series that explores the new dating realities—and dangers—of trying to find love in the age of social media and dating applications where we often know the intimate details of a person's life, including their body parts, sexual preferences and habits, long before we know their name.


This thrilling project centers on BAIT, a new mobile dating application that tells the user exactly how close they are in proximity to another user who also has a profile on the site. The next hook-up could be miles away or standing right in front of you!


Set in the hot-spot of Washington, DC, BAIT revolves around Emanuel Woods, a beautiful psychopath who uses the new app in his desperate search for love and acceptance in a virtual world full of pretenders.  Instead of finding true love on BAIT, Emanuel finds nothing more than quick and easy sex from men who lie and deceive their way into his bedroom. When Emanuel is disappointed and his feelings are hurt by lies, he lashes out in violent and deadly ways. If you’re on BAIT, then beware – the knife in your back may be a keystroke away.


Executive produced, created and written by bestselling author, Lee Hayes, BAIT is an original erotic thriller starring a talented cast of experienced and novice actors. The provocative script was written as an examination of the ways in which people “hook-up” in the 21st century and the ramifications those encounters. 


BAIT is not only about the dangers of dating in this brave new world; it is also a poignant, yet scandalous, peak into the private life of a recently married couple struggling to stay together in a world set on tearing them apart. Their actions and decisions have life and death consequences for their marriage…and their lives.  


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