BAD BOY – Interview with Creator Ron Leshem and Director Hagar Ben-Asher

A troubled teen is sent away to a brutal juvenile detention facility, in this dynamic drama from the creator of the Israeli series upon which HBO’s Euphoria is based.

Our Gadi Elkon chatted with Creator Ron Leshem and the show’s Director Hagar Ben-Asher just before the world premiere at TIFF 23′.

BAD BOY is a gripping true story about a young boy imprisoned in a chaotic and colorful juvenile detention facility. While in jail, DEAN bonds with ZORO, a mysterious fellow inmate who grows to be his closest friend and lifeline despite the fact that Zoro is serving time for cold-blooded murder. In order to survive the harsh reality behind bars, Dean learns to harness his unique creativity and humor – all while battling his own inner demons. Twenty years later, these traits still define Dean as a star comedian, while his time in jail is a secret that constantly threatens to resurface and tear his life apart.

Ron and Hagar talked with our Gadi Elkon about casting the show, utilizing real prisons and creating a staged prison setting and so much more!

Here is our chat with Creator Ron Leshem and Director Hagar Ben-Asher:

BAD BOY has its world premiere tonight September 12th at the Toronto International Film Festival.

For more info, BAD BOY TIFF 23′.


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