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Two Emmy Nominations for The Missing

17/07/2015

The Screen Flanders-supported drama series The Missing received two Emmy Award nominations. This in the categories for Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special (Tom Shankland) as well as for Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Special - Original Dramatic Score (Dominik Scherrer). Mainly shot in Belgium, the BBC series was co-produced for Flanders by Czar TV with the support of the Screen Flanders economic fund and the Belgian federal tax shelter.

The Missing is the third British-Belgian co-production in a row to be nominated for the prestigious Emmy Awards. In 2013 Parade’s End got nominated in five categories, followed by The White Queen last year with four nominations. Previously The Missing got nominated for the Golden Globes and Bafta TV Awards and was awarded two Golden Nymph Awards last month at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. The 67th edition of the Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on 20 September in the Microsoft Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

When five-year-old Oliver disappears on a family holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years. The Missing explores the mind of a father, Tony, who is desperate to find his lost son. Exploring the emotional cost of a child's abduction, this gripping relationship thriller is told simultaneously over two time frames in two countries.

Written by Harry and Jack Williams and directed by Tom Shankland, The Missing boasts an international cast including James Nesbitt (Tony), Frances O'Connor (Emily), Tchéky Karyo (Julien Baptiste), Jason Flemyng, Saïd Taghmaoui and Belgian talent such as Titus De Voogdt, Emilie Dequenne, Johan Leysen, Hilde Heijnen and Lotte Heijtenis.

Shot mainly in Belgium, the series also employed local crew members in key positions as well as local production and post-production facilities. For the title track of the series, the production used Belgian rock band Amatorski.

The Missing is produced for the BBC by New Pictures and Company Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground. Belgian co-producers are Eurydice Gysel and Koen Mortier for Czar TV; public broadcasters VRT and RTBF; and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, which handled the financing through the Belgian federal Tax Shelter.

The Missing is supported by the Screen Flanders economic fund, under the aegis of Economic Affairs Minister Philippe Muyters and Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz. International sales are handled by All3Media International.