A Birmingham director is in the running for an award after making a 15-second film about stereotypes and profiling in Birmingham.
American-born Miles Maker, aged 36, made his professional short-film debut with Cannabis Cologne, filmed in two weeks and submitted for the Nokia Short Film Competition.
Focusing on existing stereotypes and profiling, the film is set on Lozells Road, Lozells, and tells the story of a group of Birmingham youths who are the subject of an undercover police surveillance team's suspicions.
The police move in to arrest their primary suspect only to find he is completely innocent and just smells suspicious because of the bottle of ' Cannabis Cologne', described as the "fragrance of the streetwise man", found in a bag he is carrying.
The film features actors Pablo Raybould from the Wise Man Orange phone adverts as a policeman and Michael Grant from reggae band Musical Youth as the victim.
Mr Maker, from Selly Oak, said after the July 7 and July 21 bombings, even more stereotypes and profiling emerged across the country.