WE ARE MONSTER
Starring Leeshon Alexander and Aymen Hamdouchi
Directed by Antony Petrou
OPENING IN CINEMAS IN 1ST MAY 2015
“Announcing a raw new talent”, The Hollywood Reporter
“An unsettling description of a brutal episode”, The Guardian
Following its fantastic reception at the 2014 Edinburgh Film Festival, We Are Monster will be released in cinemas 1st May and available on VOD on 4th May and on DVD from 11th May.
A psychological drama written by and starring Leeshon Alexander as Robert Stewart also featuring Aymen Hamdouchi (Zero Dark Thirty), in the role of Zahid Mubarek, and Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones). The film, which is based on a true story, is directed by Antony Petrou who also produces alongside Leeshon, Dean O’Toole, Noel Clarke, Jason Maza and Phil Dore.
We Are Monster is a psychological drama based on the true story of Robert Stewart and his brutal murder of Zahid Mubarek. On 8th February 2000 at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Stewart, a known violent racist was placed in a cell with Mubarek, a young Asian man due to be released in 6 weeks who had only been convicted of petty theft. Over this six week period, Stewart, with his unbalanced mind and deep seated racist tendencies is allowed, through indifference bordering on institutional culpability, to become the ‘monster’ he always wanted to be. Hours before Mubarek’s release, Stewart murdered him in an unprovoked attack.