Billionaire Ransom

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Billionaire Ransom
Billionaire Ransom poster.jpg
Directed byJim Gillespie
Produced by
  • Sarah Black
  • Ed Elbert
Screenplay byAlexander Agnon
Music byHybrid
CinematographyDenis Crossan
Edited byAlex Mackie
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release date
  • 5 May 2016 (2016-05-05) (Kuwait)
  • 19 August 2016 (2016-08-19) (United States)
  • 22 August 2016 (2016-08-22) (United Kingdom, DVD)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Billionaire Ransom, also known as Take Down, is a British thriller film that is directed by Jim Gillespie and written by Alexander Ignon. The film stars Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood, Mark Bonnar, and Sebastian Koch. It was released in Kuwait on 5 May 2016 and in the United States on 19 August 2016.[1]


Attendees at a camp in Scotland for the rebellious young children of the super rich have to grow up fast and take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals.



In March 2013, it was announced that Jim Gillespie would direct a teen thriller titled Take Down.[2] In February 2014, Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, and Sebastian Koch were cast in the film.[3] On 14 May 2014 it was reported that Ed Westwick and Dominic Sherwood had joined the cast of the film.[4]

Principal photography began on 2 June 2014 at South Stack Lighthouse on the island of Anglesey in Wales, and the Isle of Man.[5]


Take Down (Original Movie Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Released19 August 2016
ProducerMike Truman, Chris Healings, Charlotte James
Hybrid soundtrack chronology
Take Down (Original Movie Soundtrack)
Interlude in Prague

The official soundtrack for the film was composed and produced by Hybrid. The soundtrack was released on 19 August 2016 by CAS Admin Ltd.


  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick (9 June 2016). "Gravitas Ventures Buys 'Billionaire's Ransom'; 'An Art That Nature Makes' Snapped Up By Bond/360". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (18 March 2013). "Jim Gillespie to Direct Teen Thriller 'Take Down'". Variety.
  3. ^ "Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin and Sebastian Koch to Star in Take Down". 6 February 2014.
  4. ^ Hopewell, John (14 May 2014). "Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood Join Jim Gillespie's 'Take Down' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  5. ^ Armitage, Hugh (16 May 2014). "Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick joins Jim Gillespie thriller Take Down". Digital Spy.

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