Charlotte: My Story

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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.

prog-charlotte-skateboardCharlotte: 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 Details

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