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Attitude: Living With Parkinson's

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2014

This award-winning Attitude episode follows an ‘early onset’ sufferer of Parkinson’s disease — 48-year-old Auckland marketing consultant Andy McDowell. McDowell narrates as he struggles with the effects of the degenerative neurological condition on his relationship with his wife, family, and career. The episode includes a visual poem made to communicate his condition to his two young daughters, and an Outward Bound stint. McDowell hopes to qualify for Deep Brain Stimulation — a risky ‘bionic’ surgery that may help his co-ordination and uncontrolled movements.

You have to get rid of all the clutter and look at what’s important and what’s not. It’s actually really freeing.
– Andy's wife Kate McDowell, on how Parkinson's has changed their life

Key Cast & Crew

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Wendy Colville

Director

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Robyn Scott-Vincent

Producer

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Bill Toepfer

Producer, Editor

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Andy McDowell

Narrator

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Damon Arts

Sound

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Sean Loftin

Camera

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