Documenting Madison Scott’s disappearance

The video documentary that details the disappearance of Madison Scott over two years ago is finished and online.

U.K. resident Steven Scouller was in the Vanderhoof area filming for two weeks during the summer of 2013.

U.K. resident Steven Scouller was in the Vanderhoof area filming for two weeks during the summer of 2013.

The video documentary that details the disappearance of Madison Scott over two years ago is finished and online.

Creator Steven Scouller made the video with the cooperation of the RCMP and the community of Vanderhoof in order to help get Maddy’s face and information out there.

“I first learned of Madison’s disappearance through an article that I read on the internet and I was intrigued by the unusual circumstances surrounding it,” said Scouller. “So, when I started to read more about it, I was sucked into the horrific nature of what potentially could have happened to Madison. As an investigative documentary film maker I examined the case and decided that I could help by utilizing my skills as an awareness film maker to produce a film that could act as a central repository of accurate information.”

The film is less than an hour long and available online at http://vimeo.com/82034871. It includes interviews of the Scott family, friends and several members of the community of Vanderhoof.

Scouller was filming for about a week in May and a week in July, he flew out here and produced the film entirely out of his own pocket. He considers it his contribution to the Scotts.

Scouller’s normal job is as an audio/visual officer and official film maker for the Scotland police and most of his work revolves around true crime.

“My history in filmmaking is long and vast,”said Scouller. “I’ve worked on producing music videos, I’ve worked on feature films, I’ve done a whole lot of stuff. What I wanted to do is concentrate my career on producing awareness films that are going to help people to get their loved ones back.”

The short film begins with a heartfelt interview with Dawn Scott who describes the last moment she had with her daughter Madison. She said “have fun, be safe, I’ll talk to you tomorrow,” and that was the last thing she ever spoke to Madison.

The film then moves to the location of her disappearance at Hogsback Lake. Atmospheric music plays while the camera pans through the quiet forest. It’s a little unsettling to view which is exactly Scouller’s point.

“I think it’s a very emotional film … that unsettling feeling is something that the Scott family wakes up to every morning. I wanted that to echo in the film so that people can understand how serious this is. When people watch it they’re struck by what a horrific situation the Scott family has found themselves in.”

The film includes lots of birds-eye-view helicopter scenes of Hogsback Lake and the vast forest surrounding it. It also describes steps of the RCMP’s investigation as well as playing the original 911 call from a worried Dawn Scott reporting her daughter missing.

Scouller, the Scott family and the RCMP all encourage anyone with any information surrounding the disappearance of Madison Scott to come forward, even anonymously, and contact either the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

The video itself can be found on either Scouller’s website endtoendfilms.com or on findmaddy.ca.

 

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