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“A story which needed to be told.” – Mr. Will Wong, Celebrity Blogger

“Nothing short of stunning.” – Andrew Parker, Dork Shelf

“A deeply character driven piece.” – Dave Voigt, Criticize This!

“This is a minimalistic ensemble piece, which offers a view into the culture of sailing and seamanship and tests the limits of duty and loyalty. It’s a successful, if rather isolating film.” Made in Canada Review.

“The Disappeared is a terrific film without a trace of fat on it.” The Scope’s Adam Clarke reviews The Disappeared, April 25th, 2013

Close and unflinching, it’s a powerful debut from Mitchell.  The Coast – The Scene review, September 15, 2012

On-screen fisherman makes daring rescue in real life. Metro News, September 14, 2012.

THE DISAPPEARED Held Over in Theatres – Sea and be Scene. September 21, 2013

The Disappeared- Brian Downey. CBC On the Go, October 19, 2012. Ted Blade talks with actor Brian Downey about his role in The Disappeared, which was shown at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

It was an interesting story of survival, with each character having their own way of coping with the situation.” Sean Kelly on Movies review.

WAM Oct 13-14. CBC Weekend AM, October 14, 2012. Interview with Shandi Mitchell by Chris O’Neill-Yates for Newfoundland’s Weekend AM.

Shop Local: The Disappeared at the Silver Wave Film Festival. Popcorn Philosophy, November 10, 2012

Silver Wave Film Festival Kicks Off this Week in Fredericton Brad ‘n Molasses, November 5, 2012

Top Picks for the Women’s Film Fest. The Scope, October 4, 2012.


VIFF review: The Disappeared. The Province, October 3, 2012.

Film Fest Fantasia September 28, 2012

Curtain closes on another successful Atlantic Film Festival Metro News, September 20, 2012.

AFF- The Disappeared. Arts East, September 15, 2012.


From big ocean to big screen – the Disappeared premieres tonight at the Atlantic Film FestivalCBC Information Morning, September 14, 2012. Information Morning’s Phlis McGregor speaks with director and screenwriter Shandi Mitchell and actor Shawn Doyle.


Schooner Rescue. Life imitates art when an actor who stars in a film about rescuing men lost at sea performs the same role in real life. CBC As It Happens, September 13, 2012. CBC’s Phlis McGregor talks with Billy Campbell about this dramatic rescue. Click part three of the program to listen to the story.

Lost at sea: Go figure, Shandi Mitchell’s open sea drama The Disappeared presented a few filming challenges. The Coast, September 13, 2012.

Ocean is moody character in AFF film: Shot off coast of Lunenburg, The Disappeared is the tale of six men lost at sea in two dories. Chronicle Herald, September 13, 2012.

Actor says schooner saved men at sea. Chronicle Herald, September 13, 2012.

The Disappeared star involved in sea rescue. CBC News Arts and Entertainment, September 13, 2012.

Six men, two dories and the North Atlantic: Why it’s an apt analogy for Atlantic Canada’s film industry and its place on the global stage. Atlantic Business, Vol 23, Issue 5.

Shandi Mitchell Wraps Production on The Disappeared  NSI National Screen Institute, November 4, 2011

Sea and be Scene – On Set with The Disappeared. October 18, 2011

Cinematic Challenge at Sea. The Chronicle Herald, October 8, 2011.

Hollywood Hunk an Old Salt at Heart. The Chronicle Herald, October 9, 2011.

Behind the Scenes Look at Local Movie ShootThe Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin, October 4, 2011.

The Floating Film Set of The Disappeared. CBC Information Morning, September 29, 2011. Phlis McGregor heads out in a Zodiac to check on the filming of an ocean drama. Listen to the podcast here.

Shandi Mitchell and The Disappeared. The Coast, September 22, 2011. “Damn that writer,” says Shandi Mitchell, laughing, days before she begins her maiden voyage as a feature film director. The Disappeared is a psychological drama about six fishers adrift in the North Atlantic after their boat goes down, a story that, Mitchell hopes, won’t end up as an allegory for the production itself. Read more.

Film Takes on Implacable Sea. The Chronicle Herald, September 10, 2011.