Fans of Toronto web series Nirvana the Band the Show: Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol are back, and this time they'll be on proper television. Vice selected the show to be its first scripted series for its Viceland channel, and will broadcast an entirely new version of the comedy this fall. If you're not familiar, the series follows two hapless BFFs in a band called Nirvanna (they've added the second ‘n' so they can legally get away with more) who are desperate to get a show at the Rivoli. Matt and Jay go to great lengths, trying absolutely anything to get the attention of the Queen West venue – except the most obvious thing, which would be to write and rehearse some songs.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Nirvanna the Band the Show - Matt Johnson (director) - Netflix
Matt Johnson is a Canadian actor and filmmaker. He is known for his independent feature films, including The Dirties (2013), which won Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival, and Operation Avalanche (2016), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Nirvanna the Band the Show - 2013–2014: The Dirties - Netflix
Johnson achieved widespread critical acclaim in Canada with his first feature film The Dirties, which won Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival. He was a Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Editing at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards in 2014 for The Dirties,
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