Chris Shimojima’s JT vs. the Good Guys turns the tables on what we’ve come to expect from the high school bully narrative. We speak to Chris about confounding audience expectations and why your mom might be the best location manager you can find.

JT vs. the Good Guys (2012)

A group of high school kids meet to play Frisbee. One is JT, whose attempts at being a tough guy fail miserably. He’s losing the popular girl to the quiet guy, and worse, the others seem glad about it. But JT does not step down without a fight.

I wanted to tell the audience; Can you feel sympathy, can you feel empathy for a character who’s not likeable?

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