The Disappeared

The Disappeared Cdn Poster

Written and Directed by     Shandi Mitchell
Director of Photography    Christopher Porter
Editor                                      Chris Cooper
Sound Design                       Allan Scarth
Art Design                            Alan MacLeod
Costume Design                  Jeanie Kimber

A Second Wave/Hill 100 Production
Produced by Gilles Belanger, Ralph Holt, Karen Franklin, Walter Forsyth
Pre-sold to Astral’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central, The Disappeared was produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, Film Nova Scotia and the Canadian and Nova Scotia tax credit programs, and was developed with added support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. 

Format: Shot Super 16mm/ DCP
5:1 Surround  
Ratio 16:9(1.78)
Theatrical Feature   Drama
Running Time: 86 minutes 32 seconds

Contact: Or Check the Facebook page The Disappeared: The Film

Six men in two rowboats. The middle of the ocean. Limited food and drink, no bearings, the threat of slow death. From this spare premise director Shandi Mitchell has crafted a superb film. Lost at sea, the hearts of men beat against implacable, indifferent nature. VIFF


Billy Campbell   Shawn Doyle  Brian Downey  Ryan Doucette  Gary Levart    Neil Matheson

“Powerful and thought-provoking.”
“Fiercely acted.”
“Visually striking. Beautiful and honest…”
“You are with these men…willingly lost with them as they struggle with themselves,each other, and the Ocean, the film’s  seventh character…”
“I was convinced I was in the boat. Thematically, the film felt like the more heady days when Canadian films weren’t trying to imitate American films – incredibly refreshing.”
“It’s a gorgeous film.”
“Beautifully executed.”.
“A story about living; about humanity…”
“We’re all in this boat. Wherever we are.”


Still from The Disappeared

Photo credits: DOP Christopher Porter (poster image)   Stills photo credit: Mike Tompkins

With Special Thanks to the Community of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada