KEIGHLEY’S gold medal-winning Special Olympics horse rider T-Jay Wilson is making his film debut.

A movie by a York University student will shine a light on the outstanding bravery and achievement of the World Games competitor.

T-Jay and fellow Keighley rider James Reed-Griffiths competed in last year’s games in Abu Dhabi, T-Jay winning two golds and a bronze.

Now Maisie Hardy, 20, who comes from Canvey, has made a documentary entitled My Second Home about T-Jay Wilson, 14, who suffered brain damage as a result of foetal alcohol syndrome disorder.

Maisie charts how horse riding and equestrian sport helped T-Jay overcome the boundaries of his disorder. She was inspired by her brother Ned, who has autism, and spent nine months making the film as part of her studies.

Carole Myers, 63, grandmother of T-Jay, said: “I have seen the film and I love it. We are waiting for it to be officially released.

“It is a true reflection of our message that you can achieve anything. I am always shouting about how well T-Jay has done. I want everyone to know about how successful he has become. The whole town is so proud and he is an inspiration.”

Maisie said: “I met T-Jay and was super impressed when he told me he’d been picked by Team GB to represent them at the Special Olympic World Games.

“This story is about how he channelled this unnatural energy into horse riding, and we get to see how having support from other kids with the same disabilities really pushed him to progress.

“From experience with my brother, I know it can be hard when people don’t quite understand.

“I think you really see children with disabilities shine when they channel that energy into something they’re good at.

“I knew this was a story which had to be shared. I knew I had to do it justice for Ned.”

My Second Home been chosen for the gala screening of the Luma Film Festival 2019, premiering on July 30 and online.