Charlotte: My Story
Charlotte: My Story was judged Best Documentary in the 2014 New Zealand TV Guide Best on the Box awards voted by the public. Eight year old Charlotte Cleverley- Bisman has never known a life with limbs. At six months of age she gained nationwide attention when she contracted Meningococcal Septicemia and doctors were forced to amputate her hands and feet.
In the third documentary by Greenstone TV on Charlotte’s life, ‘Charlotte – My Story’ charts the high and lows of her journey to walk in her prosthetics full time.
Over a two year period we follow Charlotte and her parents as they; chase their dreams to the USA on a quest for new prosthetics, face the threat of yet more surgery, delight in Charlotte’s sporting successes and help Charlotte deal with being different.
Charlotte: My Story is a compelling, heartfelt documentary showing how the courage, determination and spirit of an eight year old girl can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges life has thrown her way.
Production personnel Private Lives series Charlotte: My Story
Year of screening: 2013
Producers: Kate Fraser, Cass Avery
Thanks to: Charlotte Cleverly-Bisman, parents Pam and Perry, Auckland Limb Centre, Waiheke Primary School,
Head of production: Andrea Lamb
Network exec: Sue Woodfield
Field directors: Robin Shingleton, Mary Durham
Online editor: James Brookes
Colourist: James Gardner
Offline editor: Phil Holt
Production managers: Lauren Lunjevich, Rebecca Richardson
Post production director: Mary Durham
Narrator: Hillary Barry
Graphics: Remote Ltd
Make-up artist titles: Ruthie Stoffels
Audio post: Images & Sound
Camera: Robin Shingleton, Graham Ritchie, Scott Douglas, Simon Ellis, Ollie Logan
Additional camera: Joe Lawry
Camera and sound USA: Dynasty Video Production
Production accountant: Hina Dalwadi
Financial controller: Glenda Paterson
Funded by: New Zealand On Air and TV3