The story of U.S. Marine Sergeant John Peck who misplaced each his legs and arms while serving in Afghanistan is to be the topic of a doc.
Viacom’s Channel 5 has commissioned British factual producer Barcroft Studios to make a one-hour movie about Peck, who underwent a ground-breaking bilateral arm transplant after shedding his limbs in 2010.
The Man With Another Man’s Arms tells Peck’s story of dissatisfaction together with his prosthetics, and decided to regain his independence, he put himself ahead for ground-breaking surgical procedure. After an arduous five-month wait, a donor was discovered and Peck underwent a bilateral arm transplant. The 16-hour surgical procedure was only the start of John’s journey – over the months that ensued he confronted a battle to re-learn the way to use his donor arms and re-train his mind to interpret sensation, one thing that his prosthetics couldn’t provide. It’s now been three years since his surgical procedure, with a regime of intensive physiotherapy and every day milestones to beat, from brushing his enamel, doing his hair by to driving a automobile and he has made exceptional progress. But he additionally faces his greatest problem but – the danger that his physique will reject his new arms.
The sequence was ordered by C5 factual commissioner Guy Davies and is exec produced by Barcroft Studios’ Peter Wyles and Lizzie Wingham. It is directed by Richie Carr.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment holds worldwide distribution rights exterior of the UK and is promoting at Mip TV.
The lately rebranded Barcroft Studios is heading to Mip TV with a brand new slate of exhibits together with Channel 4’s Sleeping with the Far Right and digital sequence together with Too Fat to Dance, Homes on the Edge, Love Don’t Judge and Sickest Eats.
“John is an amazing character who has had to deal with a huge life changing event while serving his country. He suffered horrific injuries, dealt with unique surgery and then embarked on a long road to recovery. John welcomed us into his world and provided amazing access to allow us to produce a moving and intimate film. He is a truly inspirational individual and it has been a real privilege for us to tell his incredible story” stated Wyles.