Too Short Stories campaign shines spotlight on long term missing persons
Wednesday, 10th August 2016 at 1:09pm
Grey Group Australia has launched a new collaboration between writers, artists and the families of missing Australians gives the public a glimpse of the real people behind the vital statistics. Highlighting the cases of long term missing people, Too Short Stories launched on the streets during National Missing Persons Week.
Missing Persons’ Posters reimagined, each story was displayed in the location the person featured in it was last seen. Emotive readings by the authors of each story also played on radio during Missing Persons Week.
Missing Persons Advocacy Network founder, Loren O’Keeffe, said a member of the public has already come forward with information, after being prompted by seeing one of the stories in her neighbourhood.
“100 people are reported missing in Australia every day. Their lives, and those of the people left behind who care about them, have been put on hold – their stories cut short. Who knows where it will lead, but being aware this initiative is making that kind of impact is incredible,” O’Keeffe said.
Too Short Stories will be published as a book available for sale by the end of September. A series of podcasts is also planned to promote the book. All funds raised will go to MPAN to provide support to those left behind.
“The strength of the families and the generosity of all the writers and artists involved has been inspiring. As the campaign unfolds, we hope it continues to make a difference,” added Michael Knox, chief creative officer and managing partner of Grey Group Australia.
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