A filmmaker from Falmouth University is raising money to produce a documentary short film about stoma bags after being fitted with one himself four years ago.

Michael Durban was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 12, and thought up the project after reflecting on his own experiences and struggles with the condition.

He hopes that the documentary will explore the stigmas and challenges faced by young people with stoma bags.

Michael said: "Having spoken to many people who have stomas, I have noticed an ongoing trend of young people not getting the advice they need when it comes to socialising in the 21st century.

"The aim of this documentary is to offer an honest approach from young people who are living this journey who have practical first-hand advice."

He went on to say: "We really believe that this film needs to be made to bring about change and hopefully show teenagers and many other social groups that stomas are not an end to socialising, but a vessel to a better quality of life for the hundreds and thousands of people all over the world who have a stoma."

He hopes to raise £1,200 towards the cost of producing the film, which will be shot in Wales and Brighton as well as throughout Cornwall.

Anybody who is interested in following the progress of the film's production can visit the Facebook page My Bag and I, or follow their Instagram @mybagandi2019.

To contribute to the CrowdFunder page, visit crowdfunder.co.uk/my-bag-and-I.