Sunday, September 24, 2023

Discovery Channel documentary series story research

Gerry Stark

Dear ListServ,

I was contacted by Nancy Carter who is a Story Researcher for a production company looking for a number stories regarding people who have had to amputate their own limb to free themselves due to traumatic injury, similar to Aron Ralston.

The stories are to possibly be highlighted in a television program for the Discovery Channel. I told her that I would put her message on the ListServ. Please contact her directly at [email protected]..


Gerry Stark

Hi Gerry,

Thank you again for taking a few moments to talk by phone this morning about our new documentary series. As we discussed, I’m sending you this brief description of our project for you to post on the O&P Listserve to help find potential profile subjects.

We are developing a new documentary series for the Discovery Channel that will profile individuals who have undergone the extraordinary experience of self-amputation in circumstances of traumatic accidents.

These stories of exceptional courage and survival capture our imaginations in every way, not least because we ask ourselves ‘what would I do?’ Our series will profile people like Aron Ralston and others who want to share their story, both the circumstances of their accidents and the strength they’ve drawn on since.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any additional questions/insights/ideas. I’m happy to provide any information you need.

Your help with this story search is much appreciated.

Best regards,

Nancy Carter
Story Researcher
BFS Film and Television Productions

W 416.653.8862 | M 416.885.1902 | F 416.653.8406 | [email protected] |

111 Ellsworth Avenue, Toronto, On M6G 2K5


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