BROMSGROVE'S MP has being meeting town firefighters who starred in a recent new film about early onset dementia.

Members of the Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers were inspired to make a film about dementia after seeing recent news articles that highlighted it is no longer confined to older people.

Bromsgrove's recently re-elected MP Sajid Javid visited the firefighters-turned-actors who starred in the film which was filmed in part at the School Drive-based station and at New Road Surgery.

The club’s film, The Shout, was a great success and received praise from Bromsgrove viewers and the Alzheimer’s Society after its premiere at the Artrix in April.

The film depicts a healthy firefighter coming to terms with his mental condition while in the prime of his life.

The MP has been supporting the film, and plans have been announced for a sequel.

Arthur Fletcher, the editor of the film, said there had been a real sense of community involvement in making the film, as they kept it as close to real-life as possible.

He added: "It’s great to have Sajid on board as our MP.

"With his support we’re now excited about growing this first success into a second film.”

Mr Javid, who is also a trained dementia friend - an Alzheimer's Society initiative to learn more about the condition and the ways people can help - said: "I hope as many people as possible are able to see this locally made film.

"As the former Culture Secretary I was very impressed by the film quality when I first saw it - as well as the fantastic acting by our local firefighters.

"I am pleased that Conservatives in Government are working hard to raise awareness and support for all mental health conditions.

"It was both very helpful as well as symbolic when the whole of the cabinet received Dementia Friend training last year."