The Dishwasher


A dishwasher’s dream of becoming a professional chef takes one step closer to reality when an unlikely alliance is found with a young streetwalker.

Featuring original music from Alexz Johnson (, and co-funded by Telus Storyhive.

Directed by Matt David Johnson.

Matt David Johnson is an independent Canadian filmmaker and entrepreneur with a diverse background spanning multiple industries. Drawn to performance at a young age, after attending the Gastown Actors Studio in his twenties, he appeared in several national commercials and television shows (Disney’s So Weird, Stargate SG-1, Psych) before becoming the host and co-producer of CTV’s The Best of BC, producing over 150 segments with the network. During this time he also acted as co-screenwriter for (Winner Telus E-World Award, 2001) and wrote, directed and produced the web-series Coyote Mountain (starring Jackie Blackmore and Drew Scott from The Property Brothers).

The inspiration for the The Dishwasher came from late nights driving through East Vancouver, Canada. Every night I was passing young women standing freezing at the roadside, and it was a rare occasion I saw the same girl twice. Initially frustrated, as the days wore on I grew increasingly empathetic towards why someone would choose prostitution as a solution, realizing the answer was obvious. For many, they felt they didn’t have a choice. The question then became for me… ‘what would change their minds?’

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