Siege 10 years old


On the 7th of May 2009, Senior Constables Len Snee, Grant Diver and Bruce Miller arrived at 41 Chaucer Rd in Napier to serve a search warrant on Jan Molenaar for the growing of cannabis. This was just a routine warrant, something they had done countless times. What was meant to be an ordinary procedure turned into three of New Zealand’s darkest days and ended with one police officer dead, two officers critically injured and a member of the public fighting for his life. In some fifty hours Jan Molenaar made a permanent and devastating imprint upon the national psyche of New Zealand as he changed the lives of individuals, families, a police community, and a city. The siege was one of the worst and unexpected cases of violence both Napier and New Zealand had witnessed and it was all the more shocking because of its ordinary suburban backdrop.


Siege Cast

Name Character
Joel Tobeck He was 41, now 51 years old as Sam Hoyle
Alistair Browning He was 58, 65 years old when he died as Mike O'Leary
Miriama Smith She was 36, now 46 years old as Delwyn Keefe
Kirk Torrance He was 47, now 58 years old as Heath Jones
Phil Brown He was 53, 46 years old when he died as Dennis Hurworth
Laurie Dee as Kevin Kalff
Nathalie Boltt She was 38, now 49 years old as Vicki Snee
Mark Warren He was 52, now 63 years old as Brad Clark
Mark Mitchinson He was 45, now 56 years old as Jan Molenaar
Jason Whyte as Ryan Wood
Jon Cummings as Lenny Holmwood
Will Hall He was 46, now 57 years old as Bruce Miller
Andrew Robertt He was 43, now 53 years old as Mike Burne
Toby Leach as Grant Diver
Peter Feeney as Paul Symonds
Darren Young He was 32, now 43 years old as Len Snee

Siege Crew

Name Department
John Banas as Writer. Writing
Mike Smith as Director. He was 57 (59) years old when He died Directing
Riccardo Pellizzeri as Producer. Production
Philly de Lacey as Executive Producer. Production
Bridget Bourke as Producer. She was 296 (54) years old when She died Production
Chris Elliot as Production Design. Art
DJ Stipson as Director of Photography. Camera
Margot Francis as Editor. Editing
Siege poster
Siege (10 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, June 17, 2012
  • Runtime: 87 minutes