by Dov Kornits

Produced by Steve Jaggi, Spencer McLaren, Kim C. Roberts and Tina Pehme, with Kelly Son Hing and Kylie Pascoe co-producing. Sheri Singer and Lee Matthews are Executive Producers and Sophie Tilson Production Executive, Kidnapped is the latest feature film to be announced by Brisbane and Sydney based The Steve Jaggi Company (Rip Tide, Back of the Net).

An Australian/Canadian co-production, Kidnapped is directed by Canadian Vic Sarrin, written by Australian Shanrah Wakefield and starring Claire van der Boom (Palm Beach, Broke, The Square, Hawaii Five-0) and Todd Lasance (Spartacus, The Vampire Diaries, The Flash).

The twisty thriller revolves around a couple holidaying on a resort when their four-year-old daughter goes missing.

“I feel very lucky to be shooting here in Far North Queensland,” said van der Boom in a press release. “It’s an idyllic, tropical setting that brings a contrast to the story of my character searching for her kidnapped daughter. I’m having a lot of fun with this cast and excellent crew.”

“I have filmed all over the world and it is fantastic to be back in Australia after all these years,” said Indian born director Vic Sarin, who spent his teenage years in Australia but is now based in North America. “The Port Douglas community has been very good to us and the shoot is tracking really well. The story is centred around a missing child, which is any parent’s biggest fear, and something we think will resonate with audiences.”

According to The Steve Jaggi Company, “the production’s cast and crew are adhering to strict COVID-safe filming practices, and following guidelines set by the Queensland government” and the film will be released in cinemas in 2021.


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