Sadly, all many people get to know about the over 100 Australians reported missing every day are their vital statistics.
We wanted to give families the chance to share more about them in an effort to engage the public and reignite the search.
In 2016, eight families were paired with authors and artists who generously donated their time and talent to write short stories about and create original artworks for their missing loved ones. We called the project Too Short Stories. Excerpts from the stories were incorporated into the artworks and installed in the locations where they were last seen, for National Missing Persons Week (NMPW).
The following year, based on the response, the stories – along with the artworks – were published in a beautifully designed hardcover book that was stocked in a number of renowned bookstores across Australia during NMPW. [We’ve still got a few copies left; grab yourself one here!]
In 2019, we were approached by production company Film Camp to create an ABC series capturing the process of making long term missing Australians ‘unmissable’. The journey follows three families – paired with muralist Joel Moore (AKA Vans the Omega), sculptor Pimpisa Tinpalit and a singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro, respectively – as their loved one’s essence is depicted artistically. Watch The Unmissables docuseries teaser here.