A LOCAL film has been made which tells the story of the relationship between an old Caucasian man and his new Muslim carer.

The story focusses on the change in the Bradford’s demographic and diversity over the years and how this aligns with the leads’ view of the city.

The film called ‘My Home’ features Frank Ryan and Leela Tikadar, who represent the old and new ideals of Bradford.

The company Aelixir Media is a voluntary organisation based in Bradford, which is trying to increase the number of films being made in the city by providing opportunities for local people to partake in.

Director, Bilal Mudassar Khan said: “My Home aims to depict a modern British Muslim, which we rarely find on media.

“The story highlights Islamophobic views in modern British society and is reflective of the writers’ personal experience in his area of work.

“As a director my goal was to tell the story as sensitively as possible in film, and I believe with 'My Home' I was able to make a film which delivers its core message in a light-hearted manner without being too negative or political.

“We hope 'My Home' will highlight issues of prejudice and intolerance but also help raise awareness of how British Muslims are contributing positively to modern society.”

The production company Aelixir Media focuses on promoting grassroots, local filmmakers who highlight many modern-day societal issues.

The company has several exciting projects coming up in the new year, with the release of ‘My Home’ and several other local films.

Bilal said: “Bradford is a uniquely diverse and tolerant city, and we hope to promote this.”

The film has been supported by Bradford Council, and community action group Bradford 4 Better.