Knost Films Inc presents The Dick Knost Show – A film by Bruce Sweeney – World Premiere at TIFF 2013

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Knost Films Inc


The Dick Knost Show

A film by Bruce Sweeney


World Premiere | Toronto International Film Festival 2013




(Toronto – August 7,2013) The latest feature from multi-award-winning Canadian filmmaker Bruce Sweeney, The Dick Knost Show is a character-based satire on sports-talk culture, and a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013.


Written and directed by Sweeney, The Dick Knost Show is the story of Dick Knost (Tom Scholte), a prickly, acerbic and chronically impulsive star sports-talk host. After dismissing the danger of concussions in hockey, he suffers a series of concussions himself, and faced with the risk of losing his job, his friends and his identity.


“We had a blast making this film,” says director Sweeney, “and I think it really shows through the great performances from Tom, Gabrielle and the rest of the cast. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have The Dick Knost Show have its world premiere at TIFF, the world’s greatest film festival.”  


The Dick Knost Show stars Canada’s top brass talent, including Gabrielle Rose, Paul Skrudland, Jillian Fargey, Tom Butler, Alexandra Staseson, Qelsey Zeeper, David Lovgren, John Cassini, Zak Santiago, Lara Sadiq, Cam Cronin, Jennifer Mclean, Bart Anderson, Paul Anthony, and  Raphael Kepinski.


Executive produced by Oliver Linsley, Gabrielle Rose, and produced by Bruce Sweeney, Rafi Spivak and Tom Scholte.


About Bruce Sweeney

Bruce Sweeney was born in Sarnia, Ontario. He received a B.A. in visual arts and communications from Simon Fraser University and an M.F.A. in film from the University of British Columbia. His film with Live Bait won best Canadian feature at TIFF 1995. His subsequent feature films include Dirty (1998) which won best Canadian feature at VIFF;  Last Wedding, which was the festival’s opening night gala;  American Venus (2007); Excited (2009); Crimes of Mike Recket (2012); The Dick Knost Show (2013).


Details on dates, venues and times for the TIFF public, and press + industry screenings, will follow shortly.