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As four teenage friends visit the nearby river, a mysterious figure appears that slowly lures them into a living nightmare that continues to haunt them. Can they find a way to stop the madness and evil behind it before it too late for them all?

  • Jason Augustowski
  • David Sawyer
  • David Sawyer
  • Megan Sawyer
    Key Cast
  • Jet Hardy
    Key Cast
  • Jocelyn Long
    Key Cast
  • Finn Griffiths
    Key Cast
  • Cuinn Ross
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jason Augustowski

Jason Augustowski makes his film directorial debut with Abducted. Jason has directed 35 Broadway-length shows over the past twelve years in regional theater. These shows have garnered over 100 awards from national adjudication associations.

Jason attended Virginia Tech, where he earned a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction. Having participated in theatre in high school, and filmmaking in college, Jason's greatest privilege has been working with incredible middle and high school students.

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Director Statement

What drew me to Abducted as a story is the exploration of the pressures that teenagers face to be perfect. We live in a society that unfortunately measures success on how we can achieve near perfection. We expect every child to get straight A's on their report cards, attend the best college, wear designer clothes and drive the best car. We program our children to think this way from an early age. How does this way of thinking affect them? This film explores that question. Children are witnesses to how we behave and the Boy and Man in this movie reflect a duality that exists within us all. The boy represents the future and the man represents who we may or may not become. We used images of nature disrupted in various ways by mankind throughout the film to reflect nature vs man conflict that lies within this story.