Theatre and Film faculty and alum in the spotlight

Graduates of Theatre and Film at UBC shone at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).

“The Dick Knost Show,” directed by alum Bruce Sweeney, won the debut award for Best B.C. Film. The film, about an abrasive talk show host who thinks concussions are comedy fodder until he sustains one himself, stars UBC professor and alum Tom Scholte.

Alum Matthew Kowalchuk won VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award for his comedy “Lawrence and Holloman.” The first-time director offered a special thanks to playwright and UBC Creative Writing alumnus Morris Panych, who wrote the script the film was adapted from.

More press about the movie from Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, and The Province.