Disappearance in Yellowstone

When Jessie’s car breaks down in the middle of a beautiful, but desolate national park and her 17-year-old daughter Michelle locks herself inside, she has no choice but to head off alone and look for help. After enlisting the help of the local mechanic Grant, Jessie returns to her car to discover that her daughter is gone. Michelle has been kidnapped and the police are convinced that Jessie is responsible. In this parents-worst-nightmare thriller, Jessie must fight against all odds to escape from the police and track down her daughter before she’s killed.

Lucie Guest, Jonathan Scarfe, Cassandra Sawtell, Aren Buchholz, and Reese Alexander star.

  • Tony Dean Smith
  • Paul A. Birkett
  • Lucie Guest
    Key Cast
  • Cassandra Sawtell
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Scarfe
    Key Cast
  • Aren Buchholz
    Key Cast
  • Reese Alexander
    Key Cast
    "Officer Stoddard"
  • Millan Tesfazgi
    Key Cast
    "Female Trooper"
  • Nickolas Baric
    Key Cast
    "Male Trooper"
  • Ben Cotton
    Key Cast
  • Paralee Cook
    Key Cast
  • Moon Hee Suk
    Key Cast
  • Timothy O. Johnson
  • Navid Soofi
  • Joseph Wilka
    Co-Executive Producer
  • Oliver De Caigny
    Supervising Producer
  • Grant O'Kane
    Associate Producer
  • Kevin Blumenfeld
  • Jay Kamal
  • Lindsey Canning
  • Rayne Pires
  • Jordan Ninkovich
    Production Designer
  • Anna Shearing
    Set Decorator
  • Victoria McNair
    Assistant Makeup Artist
  • Tim Spence
    Post-Production Supervisor
  • Grant O'Kane
    First Assistant Director
  • Maria A. Molano
    Set Dresser
  • Matias Gibbs
    Foley Editor
  • Jeff Grout
    ADR Mixer
  • Dan Murray
    Background Editor
  • Kelsi Padula
    Stunt Double: Lucie Guest
  • Chad Sayn
    Stunt Coordinator
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    Feature, Television
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  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Tony Dean Smith

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tony Dean Smith first fell in love with the camera at age 10, when he realized his love of drawing and storytelling could be twisted and turned into a motion picture sequence. After making numerous shorts and a digital feature during his teen years, Tony enrolled in film school, where he turned heads with his unique visual style - while winning a “most-dedicated student” award upon graduation.

Tony’s passion for story and the moving image then brought him to the attention of the Directors’ Guild of Canada, where he received a “kickstart” grant for what turned into his 35mm short film, “Reflection.” The sensitive, thought-provoking subject matter, along with the visual style, allowed the film to play in festivals around the world - winning first prize at Stephen Simon’s “spiritual cinema festival” and earning 5 Leo Award nominations (including best picture, best director, best cinematography and best performances).

Based on Reflection’s heart and style, Tony then worked as a director for hire, co-directing the coming-of-age comedy, “Summerhood,” CTV’s hit comedy series, “Robson Arms (3 episodes)” - and the “Health Nutz” pilot episode (which was picked up for 2 seasons). While doing this, Tony continued to edit feature films, mows and music videos - as a way to keep his storytelling skills sharp.

As a screenwriter, Tony is the recipient of the Super Catalyst Screenwriting Award for “The Sensational,” which he co-wrote with his frequent collaborator and creative partner, Ryan W. Smith. Tony And Ryan (brothers) have written on projects with Matt Salsberg, Sepia Films, Paperny Films - and have a number of projects in active development.

Recently, Tony’s focus has been on prepping for his feature film directorial debut, which he is creating with his brother, Ryan.

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