“Korero Polio – Phillip’s Story” 2019. 14 minutes.
Polio New Zealand mini documentary tells the story of Phillip Rudolp, who contracted Polio at three years old.

This  documentary is a raw and powerful testament of Phillip’s life living with polio: self-acceptance, physical therapy, mental healing and a willingness to confront fears.

It was launched at the symposium on Late Effects of Polio on Friday 18 October 2019 in Nordmeyer Theatre at University of Otago School of Medicine in Newtown, Wellington.

Phillip tells his story of childhood troubles, and eventual journey through the NZ justice system, inspiring redemption through his art and spirituality.

“Korero Polio – Phillip’s Story” 2019. 14 minutes.
Polio New Zealand mini documentary tells the story of Phillip Rudolp, who contracted Polio at three years old. Research, interviews, cinematography, editing, sound design.

Polio New Zealand is collecting stories from Polio survivors from all over NZ. Phillip agreed to highlight the Maori face of polio epidemics through the 1950’s to 1960’s, when a vaccine was finally introduced, assisting to eradicate the poliomyelitis virus in NZ.

Polio New Zealand. Directed by Barbara Gibb & Phillip Rudolph, with cinematography by Barbara Gibb & Paul Davidson. Editing: Barbara Gibb & Paul Davidson. Research & Design: Anne Fitzpatrick, Barbara Gibb & Marlayna Zucchiatti.
https://polio.org.nz/

“Korero Polio – Phillip’s Story”. 14 minutes.

This  documentary is a raw and powerful testament of Phillip’s life living with polio: self-acceptance, physical therapy, mental healing and a willingness to confront fears.

It was launched at the symposium on Late Effects of Polio on Friday 18 October in Nordmeyer Theatre at University of Otago School of Medicine in Newtown, Wellington.

Available for fundraising events through the office: www.polio.org.nz/

Creative direction in collaboration with Paul Davidson of Bytesize Productions  www.bytesize.co.nz

 

A larger documentary is planned for production in 2020. This will tell the untold story of how poliomyelitis swept New Zealand in the 1940-1960’s, affecting individuals, families, and stopping the country for many years, before a vaccine was introduced.

Phillip wearing his korowai, while attending the ‘Recharge Programme’ at QE Health, March 2019. A tree in poker burning, representing the assistance from the hospital, in Rotorua.