Last summer I had the privilege of covering the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the longest running continuous film fest in the world. I must have seen about a hundred movies but one that stood out was Antony Petrou’s We Are Monster, a brutal examination of a preventable tragedy where a young Muslim man was murdered by his racist cellmate in Feltham young offenders institute.
Well I’m pleased to say that now everyone can see the movie as it’s been released on video on demand on Amazon . It’s well worth a watch if you can stand the extreme tension of the inevitable murder. You can find my review here where I said ‘With an inspired central performance from Alexander and and a unique directing style from Antony Petrou, We Are Monster will stay with you long after the credits roll’. And if you would like a sneak peek at the movie-making process here’s my interview with director Antony Petrou and lead actor Leeshon Alexander: