Shot on an iPhone X, Missed Call explores Victoria Mapplebeck’s relationship with her teenage son, as they discuss how they’ll reconnect with his father, who’s been absent for a decade. How do you reconnect with a father who’s been gone for so long…what do you say, what do you text? Missed Call begins with the last message he sent in 2006 and ends with the first call to him over a decade later. The film explores the many ways in which our lives are lived and archived via the phones we hold so close. Missed Call was shot and directed by Victoria Mapplebeck and executive produced by Amanda Murphy and Debbie Manners
In 2018, Victoria and her son Jim were Interviewed by Charlene White from ITV news on winning the Best Social Media Short at the Arts and Humanities Council, Research in Film Awards.
Missed Call was also featured in The Conversation, The Sunday Times and Broadcast magazine. In November 2018, Missed Call was in competition at This is England a French film festival in Rouen dedicated to British cinema. It was seen by 5,000 school children as part of the festival’s education programme and students produced coursework which was inspired by the film
Winner of the 2019 BAFTA– Best Short Form Film Category 2019
Winner of the 2019 Best Documentary Short at The 2019 Broadcast Digital Awards
Winner of The Social Media Short Award at the 2018 AHRC Research in Film Awards .
Winner of The Best UK Short award at The Super Shorts London Film festival
Nominated for The Best UK Short Award at Open City Documentary Festival
Nominated for an Editors Award at Underwire Film Festival