This is a teaser film of the collaboration between Sue Austin and her Freewheeling team and Norman Lomax of Moving Content. Sue has received an 'Unlimited' commission to deliver her "Creating the Spectacle!' project. Unlimited is a project at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad that celebrated disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale. Unlimited is being delivered by Arts Council England, London 2012, the UK Arts Councils and the British Council.
Sue Austin, from Devon, is a disabled artist who aims to change perceptions of the wheelchair. For her, after spending years bedbound, the wheelchair gives her freedom.
She 'flies' a NHS wheelchair underwater. She has adapted the chair with battery powered propellers first developed for the US Navy divers and large perspex aerofoils to control turns. She is in the process of applying for a patent and hopes that one day these chairs will be made available at diving centres across the world.
Shot around Sharm el Sheik, Egypt on a Canon 5D and available in full res HD, 1080p.
Filmed, edited and graded by Norman Lomax of Moving Content.
Original Music by Jack Martin