India Eva Rae is an exciting new talent, making her breakthrough in 2019. She starred in one of three short films collected together under the banner of Channel 4’s On the Edge anthology series. Made by BlackLight Television (founded by Ben Brereton and Phil Trethowan), the series was developed through the 4Stories initiative, the channel’s commitment to finding brand new diverse talent.
India took the lead role of Candice in the story Adulting, by newcomers Chinonyerem Odimba (writer) and Ash Morris (director). A moving and unusual story, Adulting focuses on the blossoming relationship between a young neurodiverse woman (India) and a young man who has lost his way in life, played by Born to Kill’s Jack Rowan.
India also made her theatre debut in 2019, starring in Ageless, by Benjamin Kuffour, at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. Similarly to Adulting, the play challenges contemporary thought and conventions, here exploring the reaction to aging and the elderly in the modern world. Both these projects fit with India’s passion to tell stories that shake the current status quo, opening hearts and minds and pushing boundaries.