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COMIC CON – Kevin Smith and Matthew Johnson Talk THE DIRTIES and How CLERKS Would Fare Today

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 8:21 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Kevin Smith is the King Geek. He’s so ingrained in our culture that an endorsement from him goes a long way. In an effort to help young film makers, he created The Kevin Smith Film Club, where he will help guide new directors as they navigate the tricky waters of the film business. We caught up with Smith and director Matthew Johnson, whose film, The Dirties, is being released under the program. The film takes a unique spin on the found footage genre by showcasing two best friends who are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school, but one of them isn’t joking.

Watch the full interview below, where Johnson discusses the difficulty of getting a film like this made and the importance of Smith’s involvement. Smith makes sure that Johnson takes all the credit and discusses how the current landscape of the film industry would have rendered CLERKS impossible.

The Dirties, debuted at the Slamdance film festival this January, and will be released publicly later this year.


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