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Vanishing Act

Drama / 3 x 45’ / 1 x 75’ & 1 x 60’ / HD, Airline, DVD, Non-Theatric

A Screentime Banijay Production for Nine Network Australia in association with Screen NSW

Melissa Caddick – an Australian businesswoman who allegedly swindled her own friends and family out of millions of dollars, spending it all on designer clothes, fast cars, ski holidays and expensive real estate – disappears when confronted by the authorities. The entire nation is gripped until, months later, Melissa’s running-shoe washes ashore on a deserted beach – with her disembodied foot inside. Everyone has a theory: Melissa’s alive; Melissa was murdered; Melissa killed herself – no, she chopped off her own foot and went into hiding. It’s all possible. Vanishing Act tells the story of this charismatic con-artist, as well as those who suddenly found themselves grieving for a lost friend and daughter, while coming to terms with a monumental betrayal. Her life was lost, but theirs would never be the same again.



Kate Atkinson as MELISSA CADDICK (Wentworth, Jack Irish, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries)

Colin Friels as GEORGE K (Total Control, Mystery Road, Jack Irish)

Jerome Velinsky as ANTHONY KOLETTI (Doctor Doctor, Love Child, Rogue)

Maya Stange as ANGIE BEYERSDORF (The Commons, A Place To Call Home, Killing Ground)