My Perfect Wheelchair
Documentary. Paralysed in his early teens, Andrew Slorance has always been frustrated by the limitations of his wheelchairs. This film follows his quest for the perfect wheelchair.
As this documentary opens, Andrew Slorance, 42, declares: 'I wanted to do something really different, something that was going to make a difference to other people and a difference to me in my own life.'
A wheelchair user since he was paralysed in a fall from a tree in his early teens, Nairn-based Andrew has always been frustrated by standard wheelchairs - what he sees as their limitations and lack of appeal. His quest is to make and sell the perfect wheelchair. As Andrew's wife Mary says, 'Why not have a wheelchair that is super sexy looking?'
This surprisingly emotional film follows his endeavour to bring his idea to fruition and hopefully see his 'perfect wheelchair' become a reality. Along the way he is seen sinking his heart, soul, cash and family into the project, encountering manufacturing headaches, Dragons Deborah Meaden and Richard Farleigh, and a prototype which is dropped and damaged hours before the first public unveiling of his wheelchair.