Director’s Comments

Highlights

“On our birthdays, we have a sense of entitlement. It's our day. I want to have my cake and eat it too and all your family and friends buy into this because they're going to have their day in the sun, right? For the asshole, it's his birthday every day.“
“I think that as you get older, you get a little bit more, a little more compassionate. I think when I was a kid I was, you know, a teenager, younger, you know, you're, you're much more likely to make some asshole moves.“
“Bullying is asshole behavior, and uh, you know, if you don't do anything about it, it's going to make you internally very angry.“
“My first motivation for the film was to give her (my daughter) the tools to avoid assholes, know how to deal with assholes, and don't work for an asshole, and give the tools, so this film is really an activist film.“
“I do think an asshole-free environment in cooperative things are a much better environment, and yes, ultimately, as a big statement, the world would be better without assholes, but we're not going to get rid of them all, that's for sure.“

A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FROM JOHN WALKER

A JOHN WALKER PRODUCTION IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA IN ASSOCIATION WITH DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL

CINEMATOGRAPHER PAUL MCCURDY EDITOR JEFF WARREN COMPOSER SANDY MOORE SOUND DESIGNER ALEX SALTER ANIMATOR RON MCDOUGALL LOCATION SOUND JIM RILLIE PRODUCERS ANN BERNIER  ANNETTE CLARKE  JOHN WALKER WRITTEN BY JOHN WALKER  ROBERT SANDLER DIRECTED & NARRATED BY JOHN WALKER

A John Walker Production in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada in association with documentary Channel and Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund, Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds, through the Theatrical Documentary Program, Rogers Telefund and The Canadian Film or Video Film Tax Credit