A NEW four-part series of short films has been produced to highlight how alcohol can ruin the lives of young people.

‘Totally Wasted’ was produced by Blackburn with Darwen Council working in partnership with local design agency TPW.

In designing the film, pupils of all ages from Blackburn Central High School were spoken to to understand their awareness of and attitudes towards drinking alcohol at a young age.

These conversations helped to inform the film’s script and typical circumstances when alcohol might be consumed by young people, highlighting various ways in which lives can be wasted by starting to drink too young.

Young Blackburn filmmaker Aeman Ali Afzal produced the film, which can be found on social networking site YouTube, in conjunction with TPW.