Channel 4 9pm
Logline: A nine-year old boy faces the life threatening challenges of living with Proteus Syndrome, the condition suffered by Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man.
Nine-year-old Jordan has an angelic face and a wicked sense of humour. He loves playing football, swapping cards with his mates and riding his new bike. But Jordan has Proteus Syndrome, an extremely rare genetic condition, which causes bones, joints and their connective tissue to grow uncontrollably. In Jordan it has progressed so rapidly that doctors say that he should not be able to walk let alone play his beloved football.
Now, Jordan and his family face a decision. Do they do nothing and accept that the condition will stop him from walking? Or opt for potentially life threatening surgery…
Director: Julia Stovell.
Producer: Vicky Crawley.
Series Producer: Patrick Holland.
Executive Producer: Charlotte Moore.
Photography: Gary Moore.
Film Editor: James Hay.
Composer: Richard Heacock
Narrator: Christopher Eccleston.
Production Company: IWC Media.
Long-listed for the BAFTA Breakthrough Talent Award sponsored by HBO.