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Director / CrewWe're the creators of Netflix's "American Vandal" Tony Yacenda, Dan Perrault and Dan Lagana! Ask us anything!

Oct 12th 2017 by AmericanVandals • 6 Questions • 156 Points

We created "American Vandal" and are excited to answer all your questions about the show and how it was conceived -- and most importantly --- "who drew the dicks" so ask away

Proof: https://i.redd.it/3v5ed29j59rz.jpg

Hey guys, we have to step out for a second but we'll come back and answer more questions throughout the day.

Q:

Will there be a second season? Also couldn't that have still been someone else dressed as Dylan that painted the dick on the driveway?

A:

We certainly hope so! It's his car. Looks like him, but you're looking at the same evidence we are. Dylan has admitted to it though.


Q:

What was the funniest scene to recreate in a 'crime show' format?

I think the analysis of the different dicks was hilarious but really loved the CGI maps and interactive presentation of some things. Super well done!

A:

Watching Alex Trimboli walk us through Dylan's path in the parking lot was exciting. There are no real jokes in the scene, but Calum's absurd commitment to his interview still makes me laugh. And the show only works if you can still find humor in scenes with no jokes.


Q:

Did you struggle with the decision to have Dylan draw the big dick on Shapiro's driveway?

I personally thought it was a genius way to separate the desire to deify Dylan and the protagonist's pursuit of the truth, wherever it may lead.

A:

We wanted the finale to still feel like Dylan's story, not a whodunnit ending that was just about learning who drew the dicks. So that final dick on the driveway moment really brought it back to Dylan and re-established the effects of labeling people. Dylan was labeled as a deadbeat screw up to the point that he actually became one.


Q:

Thanks for doing this!

What was the hardest part to end up getting rid of? I'm sure there were ideas that didn't get fleshed out in the show, and I'm curious what hit the cutting room floor or didn't make it past the writer's room. Any that stick out?

Hilarious show, keep up the good work!

A:

Since we shot it like a documentary, we'd let the cameras run and the actors improvise, and ended up with just so much great stuff that just couldn't fit.

I could watch Mr. Kraz ramble for hours. Consistently hilarious. Picking those moments were tough.

Jimmy was automatic. His full interviews. The uncut school board hearing was consistently funny. Calum Worthy too... His Alex Trimboli consistently made us laugh.

It sucks cutting some of the funniest moments, but it's a great problem to have.


Q:

What are the key requirements for a successful Baby Fart?

A:

Running away as fast as you can. Make sure those moms can't catch up.


Q:

That’s it?

A:

I guess beans too.