Missing is a short film written and directed by Graham Eatough, shot by Oliver Cheesman (Almost Heaven, Ratcatcher), with an original score by Suspect Culture collaborator Nick Powell and staring Barbara Rafferty. It was made as part of the Digicult scheme and supported by Scottish Screen.
Missing examines the experience of those left behind when a loved one disappears without warning or explanation. It follows Rachel through a day in her life without Paul, her husband who’s been missing for 8 years. We see her trying to come to terms with the insurmountable fact of not knowing; why he left, where he is, and if he’s ever coming back.
Missing explores the painful imaginings that fill this vacuum and the stories we tell ourselves when we just don’t know.
Missing premiered at the Edinbugh International Film Festival in 2007 and was shown at the Berlin Short Film Festival and the Encounters Festival, Bristol