A film which highlights the work of foster carers across the West Midlands has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Truth Be Told: A Film about Fostering, produced by Spark Media, has been recognised in the Promotional Content category of the West Midlands Region Royal Television Awards.

The film launched in March 2019 and is a collaborative project telling the true stories of two sets of children and their foster carers, capturing the highs and lows honestly.

WATCH the film here:

“Truth Be Told” | Fostering Short Film from Spark Media on Vimeo.

The film was co-produced by 14 local authorities in the West Midlands including Wolverhampton Council.

Emma Bennett, Wolverhampton Council’s director for children’s services, said: “I’m really proud that our film has been nominated for this award, it shows that we’re able to hold our own on the national stage.

“By working together and co-producing this film an other related projects we reach a wider audience and share our important message about the value of fostering.

“I wish the team good luck for the awards, but more importantly hope that our film inspires people to consider a career fostering with us.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Birmingham on Friday, November 29.

This is the third film that the collective fostering services have produced to promote fostering and find new carers.