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THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE PARALYMPICS.

A STORY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE.

CREATED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT DISABILITY EQUALITY THROUGH THE POWER OF SPORT.

2020

Promotional poster for Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix showing Paralympic athlete Ellie Cole, a swimmer whose leg ends above the knee, floating underwater.

RISING PHOENIX

Netflix Original Documentary "Rising Phoenix" tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity and human potential.

Distributed on Netflix globally and ByteDance in China, winning two Emmy awards and sparking a global conversation: 400M impressions across more than 70 countries.
Promotional poster for Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix showing Paralympic athlete Ellie Cole, a swimmer whose leg ends above the knee, floating underwater.
Promotional image for the Equal Too podcast. The podcast is hosted by Sophie Morgan, a wheelchair user with long blonde hair. She is seen smiling, wearing a white top. The title of the podcast is shown in bold black text over a yellow 'equals' sign.

2021

Promotional image for the Equal Too podcast. The podcast is hosted by Sophie Morgan, a wheelchair user with long blonde hair. She is seen smiling, wearing a white top. The title of the podcast is shown in bold black text over a yellow 'equals' sign.

EQUAL TOO

Produced in partnership with P&G Studios, "Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality" is a groundbreaking six-part podcast series designed to shine a light on the biggest challenges faced by the disabled community and what it will take to achieve equality globally. The conversation charts the big themes that need to change, from laws and legislation to the power of the image.

Starring guests including Jameela Jamil, Michael Johnson and RJ Mitte.

2024

Rising Phoenix returns with extraordinary new stories

Paralympic high jumper Sam Grewe practising his run-up in wet, grey conditions. A ray of sunlight shines faintly between the buildings in the background.

THE ROAD TO TOKYO

Follow the stories of 12 Paralympians from 11 countries and the International Paralympic Committee as they battle Covid-19 to stage the Tokyo Games – a unique insight into one of the most extraordinary sporting events in history.

A NEW REVOLUTION (W/T) – BEHIND THE SCENES

A glimpse behind the scenes on the making of upcoming feature documentary "Rising Phoenix: A New Revolution" (w/t). In partnership with P&G Studios, this production pushes for diverse representation in front of and behind the camera, with half of the crew identifying as Disabled.
Théo Curin, a Paralympic swimmer who has had four limbs amputated, is wearing a blue jacket and looking up at a marble statue of a muscular, male figure. The right arm of the statue has broken off below the shoulder.

RISING PHOENIX:
A NEW REVOLUTION (W/T)

Directed by Sheridan O'Donnell and produced in partnership with P&G Studios, upcoming feature documentary "Rising Phoenix: A New Revolution" (working title) aims to ignite a global conversation on disability equality. Currently in post production, release date TBC.

2025 AND BEYOND

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES TO MILANO CORTINA 2026 AND LA 2028.

RISING PHOENIX

THE PARALYMPICS

RISING PHOENIX IS SUPPORTED BY GLOBAL PARTNERS

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