A new coming of age film S.A.M explores love and acceptance

It is a short coming of age film with a powerful message.

It's called S.A.M. and explores acceptance and how people living with a learning disability can feel about love and sexuality.

19 year old George Webster, an actor with Down's Syndrome plays one of the main characters. He falls in love with Sam played by Sam Retford who's 20 and from Crewe and is known to fans of the drama Ackley Bridge.

Sam's brother has Cerebral Palsy and he said the film is fun with an important message but not in a 'preaching' way.

Its creators are Writing/Directing duo Eyre and Ely from Manchester. They wanted to ensure people with disabilities were also behind the camera and part of the production and were involved in filming some of the scenes.

It was filmed in just one weekend and now will be entered for Film Festivals around the world, with the hope of turning into a feature length film with the same cast.

Film Producer Nell Green said often people are 'scared' about using the wrong words when talking about disabilities and that can be a barrier. This film hopes to help start those conversations and tackle what's often been a taboo subject until now.

George Webster who's 19 has been involved in drama and acting for years. This is his first film. He's also an Ambassador for Mencap

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You can follow the film's progress on their Instagram page