UBC Dept of Theatre & Film Alumnus Bruce Sweeney (The Last Wedding) is the director of one of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival’s most talked about comedies “The Dick Knost Show”. Alumnus and Associate UBC Professor Tom Scholte stars in, and is a producer of, the film – and Adjunct Professor Rafi Spivak is an editor. A true actor’s director, and one of Canada’s most daring filmmakers, Bruce Sweeney draws sharp and generous performances from his cast, which includes several regulars from his previous films.
“The Dick Knost Show” is a keenly observed and wickedly funny media satire about a self-absorbed sports-radio shock jock (Tom Scholte) whose controversial social-media missive makes him the target of network scrutiny.
BFA Production & Design students Scott Zechner and Sarah Melo as well as recent MFA Design grad Matthew Norman and Adjunct Professor Jayson McLean were all technicians on the film – and they also appear in it as themselves.
The results are hilarious! But decide for yourself – check out the trailer on You Tube.
“The Dick Knost Show” premiere’s Tuesday September 10, 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens later in September at Vancouver’s VIFF.