Pay to Stay


11:53 | 2019

In this short film from writer/director Heather Taylor, a lesbian couple takes a mini vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the apartment they rented online may lead to their untimely end.

Starring Debbie Campbell, Melody Cheng and Lydiana Medellin.

Pay to Stay explores themes of consumption, destruction and trust, especially the trust we give away to people or entities that haven’t earned it over those we should trust more than anything. We say yes to terms & conditions we don’t read, we give away our intimate secrets to strangers online, and we casually give away all of our information to companies that make millions off of it. Often we trust these larger, faceless entities more than we trust our own partners.


Queens World Film Festival
March 20-31, 2019
Queens, New York, USA