Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2017


Directed by Craig Johnson


Director: Craig Johnson
Section: Spotlight
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Isabella Amara, Cheryl Hines



Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

Meet the director


Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is an American screenwriter and film director. Originally from Bellingham, Washington, he studied theatre at the University of Washington and worked for several years in theatre, in sketch comedy and as an educational presenter at the Pacific Science Center. In 2002, he moved to New York City to study filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His thesis project for that program, TRUE ADOLESCENTS, was released in 2009 as his first feature film. His second feature film, THE SKELETON TWINS, was released in 2014. Johnson is openly gay. On May 23, 2015, he married food blogger Adam Roberts, his boyfriend of 9 years, in Los Angeles.


Screenplay: Daniel Clowes
Original Material: Daniel Clowes
Director of Photography: Frederick Elmes, ASC
Film Editor: Paul Zucker
Composer: Jon Brion
Production Designer: Ethan Tobman
Costume Design: Christopher Peterson
Producer: Mary Jane Salski, p.g.a., Jared Ian Goldman, p.g.a
Production Company: Next Wednesday
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH