Project Manager: Adam Jessel – Content Authors: Bronagh Munro, Rich Parry, Alys Harte
Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared was an innovative marriage of digital storytelling and high quality investigative journalism, produced for BBCThree,the BBC’s exclusively online channel, aimed at audiences aged between 16 and 34. The project followed two female journalists, investigating the mysterious disappearance of teenager Damien Nettles from the Isle of Wight in 1996. Over eight short video episodes (each roughly fifteen minutes long), audiences were invited to immerse themselves in the mystery and the twists and turns of the team’s investigation. In addition, audiences could access maps, evidence documents and other content online. A successful social media campaign also accompanied the series.
A very innovative mix of storytelling, using the narration of crime drama for investigative journalism.
Silvain Gire (ARTE Radio/ARTE France, France), Laura Pertici (Elemedia SpA, Italy), Ikuo Kitsuwa (NHK, Japan), Magne Hansen (NRK, Norway), Michael Broennimann (SRG SSR, Switzerland)
Silvain Gire (ARTE Radio/ARTE France, France)