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MISSED CALL

A SHORT FILM IN COLLABORATION WITH LITTLE DOT STUDIOS

Credits

Writer/Director
Victoria Mapplebeck

Executive Producer
Amanda Murphy

Executive Producer (Little Dot Studios)
Alex Hryniewicz
Andy Taylor

Commissioning Editor
Adam Gee

Shot on an iPhone X, Missed Call brings to life a series of conversations between Victoria Mapplebeck and her son discussing how he will reconnect with a father he hasn’t seen since he was two. Her son has no memory of his dad,  all that he has are the gifts he once bought and the digital footprint he left behind.  A pair of baby pyjamas, a Christmas card, two emails and just 100 texts archived in a now vintage Nokia.

Missed Call creates a portrait of a mother and son, through the stories and secrets archived in the gadgets we’ve owned and discarded over the years. Missed Call charts the challenges but also the real highs of raising my son alone,  exploring the ways in which our lives continue to be lived and archived via the phones we’re so dependent on. We  begin with the last  message received from my son's dad when he was a baby and end with the first phone call to him in over a decade…

Read more about Missed Call on the Director’s website