Bad Man is a series of nine dark, satirical sketches that deal with themes such as Crime, Religion, War, and Misogyny in an amusing way. The show features a wide variety of locations, time periods, and characters across its short, sharp episodes.

Cast & Crew

The production was mounted by a small crew consisting of Stephen Riddell (Producer, Editor, Sound Engineer), Michelle Cameron (Director of Photography), Mark Papalii (Gaffer), Kyle Duligall (Camera Assistant). The actors in each episode of the show are credited below:

NAZIS #1, #2, #3

Colonel - Alexander Sparrow
Soldier - Oliver Probert
Doctor - Hans Fritzenmeyer


Andy - Andrew Galt
Brad - Hamish Boyle
Carl - Jordan Rivers

CRIME #1, #2

Bob - Jordan Rivers
Frank/Thief - Brendan West
Tyson Freenum - Hugo Randall
Girl in Bed - Michelle Cameron

About the Series

This show was written and directed by a local Wellington artist who pitched the idea to Stephen Riddell in 2017. At this point They assembled a small team to bring the sketches to life. However, this artist later got cold feet and decided to take their name off the show for fear that its dark content could be politically damaging and prevent them from getting future work.

As we had already shot the show, Stephen negotiated permission to finish and release it on the condition that we not associate the artist with their show in anyway. Hence we have credited Alan Smithee as the writer/director of Bad Man.


Prophet - Salasopa Siloata
Follower - Chromatic Semitone


Reporter - Stacey King
Journalist - Hamish Boyle
John Frasier - Stefan Alderson
Gutter Rat #1 - Branka Vikich
Gutter Rat #2 - Brendan West


Priest - Brendan West
Confessor #1 - Andrew Galt
Confessor #2 - Branka Vikich

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