Charlotte: A Life without Limbs
Charlotte Cleverly-Bisman was only six months old when she contracted Meningococcal Septicemia, and the infection claimed her arms and her legs. Charlotte’s battle was captured in Greenstone’s ‘Baby Charlotte’ documentary in 2005).
Since then Greenstone filmed Charlotte’s progress for this sequel Charlotte: A Life Without Limbs which records the struggles faced by Charlotte and her parents as she tries to adapt to prosthetics and learn to walk.
The documentary follows Charlotte Cleverly-Bisman and her parents to America, to ‘Camp No Limits’ – a summer camp for children with limb loss. For the first time in her life Charlotte is like everyone else, and her charm and pluck quickly win her friends and admirers. For her parents Pam and Perry, it’s an opportunity to see what Charlotte’s future might look like with state-of-the-art prosthetics.
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Producer: Cass Avery
Thanks to: Charlotte, Pam and Perry
Head of Production: Andrea Lamb
Network exec: Sue Woodfield
Post production director: Rebecca Mellor
Researchers: Geraldine Johns, Jane Dowell
Editor: Kristin Leys
Production managers: Lornelle Henry, Talia Goodger, Lucy Rowdon, Moana-Aroha Henry, Tanya Pouwhare, Emilie Stevenson
Production assistant: Jayna Kesha
Director/camera: Robin Shingleton
Additional camera: Paul Richards, Mark Potter
Sound: Shaun Logan, John McNicholas, Andy Thomas, Ant Nevison, Eugene Arts, Frank Coakley
Narrator: Robyn Malcolm
Financial controller: Glenda Paterson
Production accountant: Hina Dalwadi
Funded by: New Zealand On Air & TV3