THE MISSING CHILDREN WINS ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY TELEVISION JOURNALISM AWARD

23 February 2022. True Vision and Nevision’s documentary picks up accolade for Current Affairs – International

True Vision and Nevision’s documentary on the Irish mother and baby home scandal The Missing Children has won the coveted award for Current Affairs – International at this year’s high-profile Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards. 

Commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster ITV in association with Topic in the US and Irish public service broadcaster RTÉ, The Missing Children focuses on the Tuam home where 796 babies are believed to have been buried in a sewage tank. The powerful documentary tells the story of survivors and families uncovering the truth. Hundreds of children died of neglect or were adopted, often illegally, from the notorious institution run by Bons Secours nuns. 

The Missing Children is directed by Tanya Stephan and produced by True Vision’s Brian Woods and Nevision’s Creative Director, Factual, Anne Morrison, with Executive Producers for Topic, Ryan Chanatry and Gena Konstantinakos. 

Commenting on The Missing Children, the RTS Jury said: “In an outstanding year for international news with numerous important stories across the globe there were multiple brilliant entries in this category. It is no exaggeration that many of them deserved a place on the shortlist and the jury had a tough time in making their selection. This was a beautifully made film –a truly chilling story which was sensitively handled and unremittingly held power to account. It demonstrated excellent production values and had wide-ranging impact.”

Abacus Media Rights has global rights to The Missing Children which is available as either a feature documentary or 3 x 45’ series. 

For further information, please contact DDA 

Janet Balmforth Tel: + 44 (0) 7748 185 656 or email janet.balmforth@ddapr.com

About Nevision

Nevision is an award-winning independent international studio that produces drama, factual and kids & family ​series and films, nurturing talent and projects from scribe to screen. Nevision tells well-crafted, character-driven stories with global appeal. The team comprises some of the UK’s most experienced, creative and business executives overseeing an active slate of projects working with preeminent writers, talent, producers, distributors and platforms. Nevision has recently expanded its global reach via Nevision Inc. with offices in Los Angeles and New York, while Nevision’s sister company Nevis Productions is based in Copenhagen and Stockholm.

About True Vision

True Vision was founded by Brian Woods in 1995 to produce television that makes a difference.  It has been described by The Guardian as “the country’s best, most committed documentary maker”. Films made by the company have been nominated for BAFTA awards in 9 out of the last 10 years – including in 2020 when both The Family Secret and Growing Up Poor were nominated.

BAFTA winning films the company has made include My Son the Jihadi, Evicted, Orphans of Nkandla, China’s Stolen Children, Chosen and Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children. In addition the company has won several Emmies, 3 Peabodies, and numerous other international awards.

True Vision has a particularly strong record in giving a voice to children and others who are all too often sidelined.  It also has considerable experience in working with the police such as following the 3-year-long investigation into the murder of Peter Farqhar, which the company made into a feature length documentary for Channel Four, and is now co-producing as a drama serial for BBC ONE.