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DOPs Marden Dean and Mark Wareham tell us how they masterfully obscured – and then illuminated – the mystery at the heart of Clickbait

WORDS. Emily Williamson

I ABUSE WOMEN - AT 5 MILLION VIEWS I DIE read the signs held up by Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) in his viral hostage video. His family, the police and nameless online sleuths scramble to uncover his location, while they watch the view count skyrocket. Some burning questions plague our cast of characters: who did this, where is Nick and – perhaps most gut-wrenching – has he really done what he’s confessed to? Clickbait is one of the latest additions to the impressive roster of quality

Netflix Originals. Nick’s disappearance unfolds over an eight episode limited series, each giving us the perspective of a different character. The thrilling narrative explores the uncomfortable, but increasingly relevant topics of cybercrime, and anonymous vigilante collectives that undermine police forces to investigate them. The series is stylistically and thematically reminiscent of another Netflix Original hit – the 2019 documentary Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer .

THRILLING Clickbait follows the abduction of Nick Brewer – with twists and turns at every corner

19. NOVEMBER 2021

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