George Freeman, suburban family man, has his world turned upside-down by the hands of Jesse and Ray, two mysterious delinquents from the city. The two criminals are only teenagers, but break into George’s house and hold him hostage. Soon George discovers that this is no random crime, that these boys’ lives are intertwined with his, and that they are in his home to make him pay for the worst thing he's ever done.
Bad is Bad presents a dry, claustrophobic world where bad deeds have consequences, but moral decisions aren't always so clear-cut. It's a story of childhood and troubled pasts, but most importantly, it asks the question, “What makes a bad man?”
Bad is Bad is Kent Lamm and Chris Fornataro's first feature length movie. They wrote the script at 19 years old and shot it at age 20. The total budget was about $6,000. Principal photography lasted 18.5 days in Richmond, Virginia in the summer of 2010 using the Canon 7d (which made up a quarter of the budget alone).