When Fubar was unleashed onto audiences back in 2002 it became an instant cult hit in the Great White North and beyond. The pseudo-documentary about two head-banging hosers who party hard until one of them finds out they have cancer also put writer-director-producer Michael Dowse on the map as the next hot Canadian filmmaker. Dowse followed the success of Fubar with the 2004 critically acclaimed faux doc It’s All Gone Pete Tong (about a fictional DJ who loses his hearing), before venturing into television as co-creator of the Showcase sitcom The Foundation. All along he was planning his return to Fubar territory though, and Fubar II was conceived along with stars Paul Spence and David Lawrence.
Fubar II premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year and kicked off the Midnight Madness Programme. The hilarious and raunchy film was well received by the late-night crowd as well as critics and international press. With the release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Criticize This! spoke with Dowse about the process of making the film as well as his upcoming hockey comedy Goon, starring Jay Baruchel. Listen to our audio interview below or download the MP3 of it here (WARNING: Contains explicit language).