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Storytellers wanted for new Channel 5 documentary

Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
edited July 2018 in News and opportunities
Fancy getting involved and sharing your story for a new TV documentary?

Lady posing for an interview behind a camera on a tripod

Nine Lives Media have been commissioned by Channel 5 to make a documentary celebrating the day-to-day lives of a range of inspirational people with restricted growth, who are achieving remarkable things in their working or personal lives.

Each episode will have four contributors and it will film them pursuing their hopes and dreams, chronicling their working life across a range of professions, whilst providing viewers with an insight into their medical diagnosis and their personal lives.

As well as entrepreneurial stories the programme also aims to cover other key milestones, such as:
  • Having a life-changing operation
  • Having a baby with Restricted Growth
  • Starting high school
  • Long-term marriage
If you're interested, happy to share your story or would like to find out more about the project, then contact Sophia by emailing [email protected] or calling 0161 832 2007.
Liam

Replies

  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    Whilst not averse to hearing success stories I would like to know why miserable failures of the system are hardly ever on TV.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,924 Disability Gamechanger
    I have irregular contact with Nine Lives and to be fair they’re definitely at the better end of this kind of stuff. It has the potential to be horribly exploitative but if people go in with their eyes open... 
  • mossycowmossycow Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    hmmmmmm I do loathe these programs. Seeking out inspirational people..... I dont have restricted growth but if I did (or say they  were looking for wheelchair users which I am) my response would be I'M NOT FRICKING INSPIRATIONAL!!!! I AM NORMAL!!!!!

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    Interestingly most health service documentaries show only the type of problems healthy people expect to see. Only 2 show a fair roundup and those are "Inside the ambulance" and "The force: Essex". I assume that "The force" programs are equally true for all areas they are made for. They often show the time wasters and the multitude of ambulance call outs that could be easily dealt with by people making an effort themselves and using their GP, walk-in-centres and their own transport to A&E. People are very selfish and expect the system to cover their laziness.

    Other such shows cherry pick serious problems only and somehow never show crowded A&E's which very often have ambulance crews wasting hours to book a patient into A&E because A&E is full of alcohol related incidents.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,924 Disability Gamechanger
    Eh, the reason ambulance crews wait hours has nothing to do with other alcohol related incidents. It’s to do with the fact that there has to be a local person there to do the booking in and that can’t happen if there’s an emergency in full flow. 
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