TV/Movies Featuring SCI/D
Ironside (NBC, 1967-1975)
Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on NBC over 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a consultant for the San Francisco police who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation.
A different approach to farming (Bulletproof: Anita)
At the age of 18, shepherd Anita Kendrick had a life changing accident on a quad bike which resulted in her becoming paraplegic. Eager to get back on the farm, Anita pushed herself through recovery to return to her job on a sheep and beef station in the King Country.
Robin Cavendish (based on)
For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of devastating odds. When Robin is given only a few months to live, Diana plots a daring escape from the hospital and they seek a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping others.
Coming of age and tetraplegia (Being Me: Cody Steps Up)
The rugby accident that left Cody Everson a tetraplegic at age 15 hasn’t stopped him from stepping up to adulthood. The wheelchair rugby superstar owns his home at 23, and lives there with his girlfriend and two “kids” - Lyla the English bulldog, and Lorenzo the Frenchie. With the Paralympics in sight Cody’s taking his game seriously, all while balancing professional sport, a job, and a relationship.
Dani’s Twins documentary, currently in production, will provide a rare, intimate look into the topics of disability, pregnancy and adaptive parenthood, viewed through the lens of one woman’s personal journey. Within the context of this high-risk but joyful pregnancy and new parenthood adventure, the film’s thematic focus is on normalizing disability.
7 YARDS is a feature-length documentary that explores the resilience and perspective of Chris Norton. In October 2010 at age 18, Chris suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury during a college football game. Doctors gave him just a 3 percent chance to ever move again. But he defied that diagnosis.
An Accidental Life
Quinn Brett (subject)_
In the days and years following a near-fatal speed climbing accident that left her paralyzed, aimless and feeling as through she would never love again, Quinn Brett, the ambitious, record-setting athlete faces her most difficult challenge yet - how to move on and make meaning of tragedy.
Frédéric Caïn is a police officer in the rank of a captain, who sits in a wheelchair since a self-inflicted motorcycle accident. He is a cynical man with a black sense of humor, who likes to be on the verge of legality in his investigations and who attracts many people with his style.
7 years recovering from spinal cord injury (Bulletproof: Amanda)
Seven years ago, Amanda Lowry was enjoying a day out on her kite-board with a friend at Mt Maunganui, when a shallow dive left her paralysed below her collarbone. Not only was it life-changing for Amanda, but also for her partner Gemma and their young family. With a newborn and a four-year-old, Amanda and Gemma have had a long road to find a new normal.
Adam Niskar (1972-2017)
Adam (on Amazon Prime), based upon the true story of Adam Niskar (Aaron Paul) a hardworking mortgage broker seemed to have it all; the successful career, a great family and friends. His perfect life suddenly changes when Adam’s boss (Jeff Daniels) gives him a big promotion at work. Feeling invincible and a bit intoxicated, Adam goes through a tragic diving accident that causes him to become a quadriplegic.
Africa with a Broken Neck
Claes Hultling, a physician, dived into the water two weeks before his marriage. He hit a rock and broke his neck. He was paralyzed from his chest down. His mission in life became to help other spinal cord victims. Now he wants to export his know-how and skills to help his wounded brothers and sisters in Africa. It is his biggest challenge ever
Boundless is the tale of chasing your passion. Kirk Williams takes a look into three different adaptive sports athletes minds to figure out what makes them tick. As the film unfolds one common truth begins to arise. The trick to living a fulfilling life comes down to finding what your passionate about and doing it.
A spinal injury at 17 didn't stop Claire Freeman achieving her dreams of completing a design degree, Masters and now PhD in the powerchair. Despite ticking things off her bucket-list, she was severely depressed. In a bizarre twist of fate, it was a mishap in a routine operation, which forced her to pause and address her issues… nearly two-decades after her car accident.