Tag: michaeljohnston

Review: SLASH, an Erotically Tinted Coming-of-Age Tale With a Lot of Heart

Explorative. Confusing. Transformative. Banal. Awkward. Who doesn’t remember his or her teenage years and the various ups and downs that characterize them? Cinematic history is not exactly short on narratives that stage the universal voyage of introspective youngsters who find...

Interview: Michael Johnston Talks SLASH and the Thrills of First-time Feature Film Experience

Anyone who has watched enough movies in the past five years has undoubtedly come across a fair amount of coming-of-age stories. And yet, I’m willing to bet you’ve never seen anything quite like Slash, a decidedly non-mainstream but wonderfully recognizable...

Clay Liford interview: on the making of SLASH and working with a stellar cast

In a few weeks’ time (on November 11 to be exact) the Razor Reel  Flanders Film Festival will host the Belgian premiere of SLASH, Clay Liford’s latest film. The coming-of-age story centers on two oddball teens trying to find a...

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

Razor Reel 2016 reveals SLASH as part of festival line-up

To celebrate Bi Visibility Day the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival announces the Belgian premiere of Clay Liford’s SLASH as part of the 2016 program. Neil (Michael Johnston) struggles to fit in at school. Expressing himself through writing, his fantasies...