A Felipe Rodriguez Film

KIDNAP CAPITAL

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imagine

IMAGINE

Leaving everything you have, everyone you know, everyone you love, behind.

Having to cross half a continent on foot, atop freight trains, inside truck trailers.   Swimming across wild rivers.   Crossing borders illegally.   Walking across the Arizona desert.   Being shot at, robbed and beaten.   Raped.

Surviving it all.

Crossing into the USA, after life in the poorest parts of Central America.

Succeeding.

Now. In the “promised” land, you don’t belong, legally; or socially. You don’t understand the language. No one knows you arrived, no one knows you exist.

Imagine…. being Nobody.

Then imagine a bag being shoved over your head.   Getting your clothes stripped from you.   Getting tossed in a closed room with a dozen others.

A loaded gun is pointed at your head. You are forced to call back home and beg for money, a ransom for your life.

Welcome to KIDNAP CAPITAL. This is one of the most potent ongoing human tragedies of modern times.

real-events
BASED ON REAL EVENTS
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  • Phoenix, Arizona has been dubbed the Kidnap Capital of America.

trailers

TRAILERS & VIDEOS

KIDNAP CAPITAL OFFICIAL POSTERTeaser Trailer                              KIDNAP CAPITAL OFFICIAL POSTERBehind The Scenes

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  • Kidnapping rings feed from a constant influx of Central American migrants crossing the border illegally.

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people

THE PEOPLE OF THE DROP HOUSE

Manolo

Manolo

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Wyler

Wyler

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Pedro

Pedro

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Rico

Rico

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Antonio

Antonio

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PAOLO

PAOLO

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Smokey

Smokey

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T-TOWN

T-TOWN

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Kay

Kay

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Elena

Elena

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clients
  • Canon
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Kodak
  • Sony
  • Sony
  • Sony
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  • It’s estimated that as many as 1000 Drop Houses are in operation at any given time, on any given day.

our-team

THE FILMMAKERS

The team behind the Drop House

Felipe Rodriguez

Felipe Rodriguez

Director/Writer View Details
Julia Blua

Julia Blua

Editor View Details
Boris Mojsovski

Boris Mojsovski

Director of Photography View Details
Norman Orenstein

Norman Orenstein

Music Composer View Details
Felipe Rodriguez

Felipe Rodriguez

Director/Writer

After 15 years working on the technical side of film sets, Rodriguez makes a long-overdue directorial debut, as he manages to brew up moving performances rooted in gritty reality from an incredible cast, and handles an extremely moody close-quarter setting, to accurately portray a real-life world never put on screen before.

For more info his process making KIDNAP CAPITAL, read the News and Updates or visit his site: Felipe Rodriguez.

Julia Blua

Julia Blua

Editor

Editors are rarely as creatively invested as Julia Blua; her intuitive storytelling aptitude makes her key to every project she works on, and reached a peaking point with KIDNAP CAPITAL.
Blua was involved from the very inception of the idea, which explains why much of the dramatic weight of the scenes and storylines owes so much to her creative process.
To learn about other projects she’s working on, and see her reel, go to her site: Julia Blua.
Contact her at julia@kidnapcapitalfilm.com.

Boris Mojsovski

Boris Mojsovski

Director of Photography

Boris Mojsovski’s edgy look and capacity to reinvent his approach make him a DP of choice for difficult projects requiring a creative approach to the cinematography that goes hand in hand with the content.

His aptitude to internalize the narrative and translate it into picture allowed him to keep true to the rawness of the real stories at the heart of KIDNAP CAPITAL, and craft a unique look that captures the emotional essence of the story.

For more info about Mojsovski, go to www.borismojsovski.com.

Norman Orenstein

Norman Orenstein

Music Composer

Norman’s music always feels as if he composed it right on set, sitting together with everyone putting their all into the making of the movie.
His uniquely designed score for Kidnap Capital always breathes alive under the picture, and elevates the emotional impact of the movie by latching onto the core feeling of the story.
For more info about Norman, see www.normanorenstein.com.

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  • Welcome to America.

stills

STILLS FROM KIDNAP CAPITAL

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Stills

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