President and CEO Berry Meyerowitz announced on Monday [6] the North American acquisition of the Slamdance narrative grand jury prize winner.

Matt Johnson directed and stars in The Dirties alongside Owen Williams in the story of two friends who shoot a comedy about killing school bullies, only one of them is not joking.

Johnson, Evan Morgan and Josh Boles co-wrote the screenplay and Johnson produced with Matthew Miller Morgan and Jared Raab. 

Phase 4 will release the film later this year in theatres and on VoD in partnership with Kevin Smith’s Kevin Smith Movie Club.