Television search for the missing

Eyeworks is offering to help friends and family find missing people. Eyeworks says the new 10 part series it is producing for TV3 will help re-connect people who have lost contact with each other.

“We are looking for those magic stories – the one’s which will bring a tear to the eye,” says researcher Wendy Colville.

“It might be a heart wrenching family re-union, it might be a rescuer who saved someone’s life or it could also be as simple as finding the teacher, the rugby coach or even the policeman who inspired a youngster to succeed and that person was never thanked.”

Colville says a theme emerging from the research is the number of children who are desperate to find a parent who has lost contact with his or her family following an acrimonious divorce.

In one case the father, several years after the split up, sent a card to his daughter telling her he was in England and that he missed her – “but the mother made her destroy the card and now she does not know how to contact her Dad.”

The daughter is just about to have a baby and wants her father to be part of his grandchild’s life, says Colville.

The programme will be screened on TV 3 and contact details can be found on the TV3 website: www.tv3.co.nz/getinvolved. To contact Eyeworks direct email wendy.colville@eyeworks.tv or call 09 379 7867

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  • Karen Easter

    My 11yr old son at the age of 2.5 yrs lost his father to an accidental death, he had an older brother who lived with us in a family situation. I had raised this boy who is my sons brother for 5yrs after the death of his dad his mother took the brother back. I am writing this on behalf of my boy Victor. He has since year 2000 he has only seen his brother 2 times which was around 2005, dut to his grandmother going to court to get visiting rights. After that the mother to Victors brother has stopped this visiting rights. My boy misses his older brother so much that he cries and thinks about him always. He has a photo of him that keeps in his room which was taken when Jesse the brothers name was 5years of age. I recently sore a newspaper clipping with Jesse in the photo. He is now 16 years of age. I would love for my son and through his heart he would love to see Jesse again. After loosing your father from an accident and then never seeing your brother again it has been a impact on my sons life, he has learing disabilities they say for a 11year old he reads at a 6.5yr old age. I know that I might not be able to get involved but I would love for my son and he would love also to be able to contact and meet up with his brother again.

    The tears he spilled last night to me how he missed him and then I saw your add on tv. It was reconizable to me and coincidence that I had to contact you.

    King Regards Karen