Baby Keegan


Keegan Marley was born with an extremely rare genetic condition called multi-sutural cranio synostosis.  In the womb several of Keegan’s skull plates had fused prematurely and his growing brain forced the unfused plates at the front of his head upwards giving him a large cone shaped head when he was born.  Keegan looked very unusual and his family were subjected to cruel taunts from the public. Children called him “an alien”.

Keegan’s first two years are the subject of documentary “Baby Keegan” screened in 2004. It follows Keegan and his family; his parents Michelle and Kym and his three siblings, brothers Brock and Konna and sister Sage as Keegan went through his first two major surgeries.


Promotional Trailer


Production Details

Production personnel series 1

Year of screening: 2004

Producer: Rachel Stace

Thanks to: Michelle and Kym Maley and family

Exec producer: Tony Manson

Network exec: Sue Woodfield

Director/writer: Charlotte Purdy

Script polisher: Geraldine Johns

Online editor: Matt Sturge

Offline editor: Margaret Kelly

Production managers: Ruth Clarkson, Karen Bunting

Camera: Steve Fisher, Clint Bruce, Karl Schodt, Mark Chamberlin, Simon Ellis, Murray Milne

Sound: Deb Frame, Mark Storey

Narrator: John Sumner

Titles: Blair Walker

Graphics: Indiscreet

Audio post: Reon Oak

Title music: Peter Hobbs

Production accountant: Liz Goddard

Financial controller: Glenda Paterson

Funded by: New Zealand on Air & TV3