A taboo-busting short film about a young man's descent into schizophrenia will premiere in Birmingham this month.
May Be The Devil depicts the journey of a young man called Tyrone, who starts to experience hallucinations and develop paranoid schizophrenia.
Written and directed by emerging Birmingham filmmaker Jermaine Cameron-Pinnock, the short film tackles the issue of schizophrenia among young people and aims to fight the stigma surrounding the condition and highlight common symptoms.
The premiere of May Be The Devil will take place at 7pm on October 18 at the Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham.
The project was inspired by the personal experiences of Jermaine, 24, as his older sister Charlene was diagnosed with the condition 10 years ago when she was 16.
The family had struggled with Charlene's erratic behaviour for some time before her diagnosis.
Jermaine, who lives in Quinton, decided that it was time to turn the problems they had faced with the illness into a force for positive change and so set up the film project, with the help of charity ITV Fixers.
He said: "It was a very difficult and painful time. We couldn't put a label on what was actually happening so were very much in the dark. Early diagnosis is key to recovery."
ITV Fixers with vinspired.com is a major campaign giving young people between the ages of 16 and 25 the opportunity to tackle any issue that they feel strongly about. What they choose to do is up to them as long as it benefits at least one other person.
Margo Horsley, executive producer for ITV Fixers with vinspired.com, said: "ITV Fixers are young people setting the agenda and changing stereotypes.
"We want to give young people the chance to decide what they want to do, develop their own projects, and give them a little bit of help if needed.
"I've seen how energetic and committed they are when what they're doing means something to them. What we're seeing has really made me question whether young people deserve such a bad press."
Terry Ryall, chief executive officer of V, the national young volunteers service, said: "We are delighted to be supporting ITV Fixers which gives a high media profile platform to young people's views, ideas and projects. The campaign is innovative in the way it taps into the things young people care about and the media they feel confident using.
"ITV Fixers is helping them develop valuable skills, whilst transforming their communities and improving understanding between older and younger generations."
Tickets for the film premiere are free and available from MBTDmovie@live.co.uk or calling 0781 423 0872.
ITV Fixers with vinspired.com is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, and is supported by V, the national young volunteers service and ITV. For more information visit itvfixers.com.