Channel 4 has ordered The Disabled Dangerous Sports Club, a one-off film that follows a group of people with disabilities determined to push themselves to the limit, TVWise has learned.
The Disabled Dangerous Sports Club follows four disabled people, led by Bazza (AKA The Chair Devil), as they tackle some of the more adrenaline fueled sports now open to disabled people, such as Bungee jumping, sky diving and waterskiing.
“The Disabled Dangerous Sports Club is not simply about those who have been brave in the face of huge challenges, but more a triumph of the human spirit”, said Anna Miralis, Documentaries Commissioning Editor for Channel 4. “In this year of the Paralympics, I am delighted that we can show this film about a truly extraordinary group of people.”
The one-off film was ordered by C4’s Anna Miralis and is being produced by independent production company Twofour. Holly Challinor will serve as the producer and director. The executive producer is David Clews. Twofour Rights will handle global distribution for the film, which will be sold to international broadcasters under the title The Unbreakables.
“Bazza and the group are a gutsy bunch. They’ve all endured difficulties, but they never let these challenges stop them”, added Twofour’s Creative Director David Clews, who serves as an executive producer on the project. “It’s incredibly moving and life affirming watching them conquer their fears and pushing themselves to the limit, in this action packed week of adrenaline filled adventure.”