Matt Johnson‘s first feature, The Dirties, (Slamdance Best Narrative Feature winner) is gaining the kind of buzz that every film student dreams    of. But more about film school later. Unapologetically confronting issues of high school bullying with a distinct visual style and pathos, and just the    right balance of humor, this film will certainly provoke a discourse about accountability and violence.

I sat down with Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson at the Locarno Film Festival where his film was included in the Concorso Cineasti del presente, to talk about the making of The Dirties, his filmmaking background, and more.

Read more of my interview from the Locarno Film Festival with THE DIRTIES director Matt Johnson for INDIEWIRE/SYDNEYSBUZZ

Owen Williams and Matt Johnson after their SRO screening at the Locarno Film Festival