Ghost, a master thief, is done wrong by Furious Styles, and is left for dead in a ditch, but he lives with the help of his love Rose. After months of healing, Ghost comes up with a plan to get his former boss and take every penny he’s got. To do so, Ghost must first gather his crew and prepare them for the biggest heist of their lives.
On June 12, 2013, Nickross03597 pitched CosimoValuta with a movie idea for a film entitled Power, which would star several of the characters that would later go on to be incorporated into Nickross03597's film idea for The Heist, which was pitched on June 13. After CosimoValuta declined to direct the film at that time, AmericanWarshipsFilm was approached and accepted the job to direct the film from Nickross03597. On June 21, CosimoValuta held a poll in The Mafia Films to determine the next TMF production where The Heist won.
On June 26, CosimoValuta wrote out the screenplay for the film, however with American already slated as the director, CosimoValuta forcefully took over the project from American and relegated him to the status of Guest Director on the film. On July 1, principal photography began, and completed later in July. On July 27, The Heist was offically released.
Nickross03597's film idea for Power had Ghost, Loco, Rob, Kato, and Rose as the main character, along with a character named Quicks.
The film's audio track was muted by YouTube not long after release, prompting CosimoValuta to upload the film to Vimeo on July 26, 2013. The film was later removed from Vimeo after that channel was shut down.
The film was digitally remastered on October 18, 2015, with YouTube still muting the video track.
A deleted scene had Ghost mention Carlaville, Carlo County, Texas as the place he wanted to travel to next. This was to set up an eventual crossover with the Carlo County Outlaws franchise but was removed from the film during the remaster.