Hi everyone, Jonathan from Ataxia UK here...
We have been contacted by a leading TV production agency who are currently recruiting people to talk frankly about their life with ataxia with a view to it being broadcast as part of a landmark documentary series. The show will take a sensitive and honest look at people’s experiences of body-altering conditions, and a first person testimony will tell the story of what it means to live with a physical disability.
It’s a simple premise - sit-down interviews are filmed on a plain background, without the use of voice over, and the finished film is made up of a collection of voices, people who have been given the platform to share their personal story.
Alongside life with ataxia, the producers what to know how you manage living your day-to-day life, how and where you find strength to tackle the challenges, your hopes and dreams… The aim is to increase understanding, raise awareness and inspire hope.
Initially this would just be a confidential chat on the phone, with a view to half a day’s filming in early June – with travel expenses covered. Applicants must be 18 years old and over.
So if you are keen to have your voice heard and are comfortable being filmed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, phone number and address, alongside a brief paragraph about yourself.
As is the nature of these opportunities, there will be limited places, so please don’t be disappointed if you miss out. Thanks!