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    Mimi Wyatt – a C-list celeb famous for her kiss and tell story - gets kidnapped after a night-club appearance. Her kidnapper, Frank Watson, holds her hostage for a ransom of $123,000. He is a desperate man in need of cash to save his terminally ill daughter. Mimi must work out how to raise the money, but will the police believe her version of events?


Find out more about our cast here.


Frank Watson

Frank Watson - the kidnapper - is a man in a desperate situation who will do anything to protect his family.


Mimi Wyatt

America's "it" girl, famous for her kiss and tell stories, is kidnapped after a club appearance and held hostage.

Larese King

Det. Sergeant Bryan

The shrewd, seasoned detective is assigned to the case to bring Frank to justice after the attack.


Det. Hayes

Detective Bryan's junior is also working on the case to find out what really happened in the Brooklyn basement.



Mimi's agent - Phil Cohen - is in charge of Mimi's career and acts as the middle man in ransom talks.


Officer Thomas

Officer Thomas  works at the station and is Det. Bryan's closest ally, putting in all the hard work.

Full list of cast and crew here.

Film Festivals

Polish International Film Festival - BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM WINNER - 2017 (1) OFFICIAL SELECTION - UK Screen One International Film Festival - 2017 Wexford Best Actress Wexford Best Film Los Angeles Sem-Finalist official selection Oficial_Selection_Summer_2016_Color laurel-leavesBEST FEATURE FILM  - Wales International Film Festival - 2017 FINALIST - Out Of The Can Film Festival - 2017 BEST ACTRESS - Hollywood Cinema Film Festival - 2017


FYI... we only just got selected as Best Feature Film at the @GoldMovieAwards. Our director is going to have to dig… https://t.co/zzgOOL8h3y

Great to win #bestfeaturefilm at the @GoldMovieAwards for January, putting us into the Official Selection for the A… https://t.co/557LWWYU7D

Brit glamour model Chloe Ayling's alleged kidnapper arrives in court https://t.co/vfnAEjD3GX via @MailOnline


David McGlone, Festival Director at the Wexford Film Festival:

'By Any Means' is a gripping movie which keeps you guessing from the first moment to the last. The story is wonderfully layered and engaging, while the lead performances are simply outstanding. In a world that is so obsessed with celebrity culture and in fame being a goal for many, 'By Any Means' really digs deep to reveal the seedier side of that world. It's beautifully paced, directed fantastically and wonderfully told.

Gareth Jamieson, Film Critic at GEM Screen Talk:

It goes without saying that By Any Means will keep you guessing until the very end, as characters' stories and motives shift and change, and its success as a film stands on the ability to build characters that engage and a story that intrigues. Read the full review here.

Maxwell Hubbard, Film Critic at MPH Movies:

It sounds like a familiar premise 'beautiful female kidnapped and held hostage for ransom', but what By Any Means comes with is a little more between the ears. This directorial debut from Leighton Spence offers up a thrilling tale of sinister motives, desperate measures and tainted reputations. But By Any Means doesn't just stop there as it also manages to provide a social commentary on the current celebrity gossip driven culture that we live in and the role that the media plays in this. Read the full review here.


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