Whetu Jones’ New Dark Comedy Series ‘Spinal Destination’

DEGANZ member Paula Whetu Jones‘ series Spinal Destination is out now, with editing by fellow member Julian Currin.

The dark comedy centres on Tessa Rivers whose busy life is upended by a mysterious illness, leaving her paralysed from the waist down. While seeking treatment at a spinal rehabilitation unit, she meets the eccentric residents and becomes determined to walk again by any means necessary.

Written and directed by Paula, the show is heavily inspired by her own paralysis experience. In an article she wrote for The Spinoff, she shares how the show stemmed from a diary she kept in the early days of her paralysis.

She says,

Spinal Destination aims to humanise people in chairs. It’s not that we are not human – often we are just not anything, totally invisible. My aim is to be visible, both on screen and off.

You can find Spinal Destination on Sky Go and Neon now!

Last updated on 11 April 2024