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Secuestro is an action film about three rookie kidnappers who scramble as their ill-fated plan falls apart. About the terrible wages of violence and crime.

Filmed in four days on location in the mountainous central region of the Dominican Republic as the NYU film school masters thesis of Dominican-American filmmaker Juan Castillo.


NYU Graduate Film Program awards: Screenwriting, Production, Ensemble Cast, Cinematography, Editing, Directing – the only foreign language NYU graduate thesis film to garner all key category awards.


  • Leidy Luna, Segunda
  • Elvis Nolasco, Jefe
  • Tony Pascual, Novato
  • Robert Santana, Victim


Genre: Action-Suspense-Thriller

Duration: 30 minutes

Color: color

Format: 35mm

Locations: Dominican Republic

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