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Producer/Director Marcus Dillistone and Associate Producer Alina Palimaru with their 2014 Telly Award for the not-for-profit film ‘Choosing a Wheelchair’.

The latest film from Glory Film Co. Charitable Initiatives – ‘Choosing a Wheelchair’ has won an international Telly Award in the Charitable/Not-for-profit category. The hefty award is made by the same Chicago company that produces the Oscar™ and Emmy™ statuettes.

The 53 minute film is possibly the most comprehensive film on wheelchair provision yet made. It features UK experts such as Pauline Pope MSc, BA, MCSP (Consultant and Research Physiotherapist), Lone Rose MPhil., MCSP, SRP (Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist), and Phil Swann B Eng., MMedSci., MIPEM (Clinical Scientist and Seating and Mobility Expert), as well as Professor Anba Soopramanien MD, PhD, FRCP (Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation Medicine), plus a team of experienced long-term wheelchair users, each explaining their different stories and needs.

The freely available independent film is already being used by world-class centres such as The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville, and at The Duke Of Cornwall Spinal Injuries Treatment Centre at Salisbury, plus leading NGOs such as SIA (The Spinal Injuries Association) and BackUp.

The film was produced by Glory Film Co. Charitable Initiatives and Royal premiered mainstream film director Marcus Dillistone.

Associate Producer (and lead researcher) was Alina Palimaru, who is carrying out disability research at The Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA in Los Angeles.

Glory’s previous film, The Spinal Injury Patient film, also won international accolades, and has been viewed in over ninety countries.

Marcus was recently elected a Member of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a leading advocate of healthcare knowledge transfer, and in April gave the keynote lecture on the topic at the Royal Society’s annual conference on ethics.

Marcus commented: “The best recognition for our philanthropic film work is the benefit it brings to our audience. The take-up by leading centres and NGOs is testimony to our high-quality approach. But winning an award doesn’t do any harm in raising the profile of our work, and it definitely helps to raise the kind of ethical sponsorship that we need to get the films ‘out there’ and working.”

You can view the video here.