Richard Whitehead refuses to be defined by disability

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BP and PSONA Films release the final two films that complete the ‘Energy Within’ campaign; they both support the sentiment that one should be defined by one’s achievements, not disability.

The first of the final two films is ‘Below the ice’ featuring Richard Whitehead, London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist in the T24 200 meters.

‘Below the ice’ shows Whitehead looking back at his life as an athlete, contemplating the factors that shaped him. While for some, being on the receiving end of other people’s judgements would discourage and limit, Richard found a motivation that powered him on to live life with purpose and to be defined only by what he could achieve.

The film was shot in Richard’s home town of Nottingham and features him running alongside the River Trent. Footage of his training and ice baths serve as striking cutaways as well as scenes from his London 2012 races. The gentle soundtrack was deliberately chosen to tie in with the reflective nature of the film, complementing Richard’s soft voiced narration.