Bad Indian, A Villain Origin Story

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When the results of her A-levels threaten Abbey’s future, can she create the illusion of truth to save her mother’s perception?

Bad Indian – The Villain Origin Story, is a coming of age comedy-drama about Abbey, a young woman from Croydon.  When Abbey lies to her strict Catholic Indian mother about her rejection from Cambridge University her only method of escapism is to have one memorable night at the infamous Tiger Croydon’s A-Level Results Party. But what happens when the truth she's been running from violently slaps her in the face. Created as part of the NFTS x Prime Video Directors workshop, a 12-month course designed specifically to increase the number of people from under-represented groups working in screen directing.

The director Abbey Monteiro notes: 'I wanted to tear up the stereotype of being British Indian, throw it in the bin and light it on fire. Allowing asian women to be chaotic, provocative and angry failures with all the repercussions.'


Writer & Director @yourgirlabbey
Producer @jordi_morera
Cinematographer @thegenreyes
Production Designer @evefinnie
Editor @frederik_ribergaard_the_editor
Composer @marcin.mazurek & @charlimackie
Sound Designer @em_makes_noise
Colorist & Online Editor @maraciorba
Production Manager@elliemaylomas
1st AD @dpachalski
Production Sound Mixer @callumbentley

The incredible cast @nina.wadia @leah.vanmali @blkdorothy @isaiahstj @tegan__farrelly @ty_logan300 @timzm1

Casting Director @xanthesd
Production Coordinator - Georgia Pierce
2nd AD - @willdhew
3rd AD - @sharifasheikh23
Key Floor Runner - @brie_.leslie
Floor Runners - Clara Wilson, Hannah Diver, Rachel Barkataki, Lara Mandell
Runner/Driver - Tobias Gregory
1st AC @ashleontyne
2nd AC Alastair Searles
Steadicam Operators @_steadilee_ @ivansteadi
Gaffer @typical_ianblax
Sparks @piotr.plencler @antoniovmendes @lightingbymia Harry Wheelwright, Filip Zikmund, Atikah Zainidi
1st Assistant Sound @emilycomptonsound
2nd Assistant Sound - Harry King & Zak Ferguson
Art Assistants - Freddie Burrows, Jake Claughton, Paulina Camacho, Kitty Finnie, Sophie Harris
Script Supervisor @irisperovic
Makeup Artist - Fay Lofts
Costume Designer @bethandadson
Costume Assistant - Elliot Cox
Graphics,Titles & Animation @sagewickings
Stunt Dan D.J Johnson
Locations Adam Tose

Panavision - Victoria Harris, Kate Priestman, Nadia McLeod
BTS @wale175 @sofijavuj

Special thanks
@1lowki @akwasi @naildbyshreeya @bigkodez @princesiege @therealuncss @jadineaaliyah @atlantajasmin @omarihibbert @s_daley94
@christiansil_ @azzywr11 @ezgi_arifoglu
@india_holdstock @karandhar14 @yazevansad Sophie Harris
Syed Amaris Hussain