From producers Noel Clarke (184.108.40.206, The Anomaly) and Jason Maza (The Knot, The Hooligan Factory), We Are Monster is a psychological drama written by and starring Leeshon Alexander as Robert Stewart and also features 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 and co-producer Dean O’Toole.
On 8th February 2000 at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Robert Stewart, a known violent racist, was placed in a cell with Zahid Mubarek, a young Asian man due to be released in six weeks who had 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.
Phil Dore of Unstoppable Entertainment commented: “We are excited to be working with the next generation of UK filmmakers and congratulate Antony and Leeshon on completing their shoot on what is a powerful true story.”