Oscar-winning writer/director Tom McCarthy talks about the making of his film Spotlight in our interview.  The film was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 2 Academy Awards last night. McCarthy and Josh Singer won an Oscar for the best original screenplay, and the second for the best picture.

Spotlight is based on a true story about how The Boston Globe investigated and shed light on the sexual abuse in the Catholic church in Boston. The sexual abuse had gone on for years, but no one had done an in-depth investigation into it. Spotlight premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

We recorded this interview with MCarthy in San Francisco just before the film released. We spoke to him about being raised as a Catholic, why he chose to premiere the film at Venice Film Festival and why he made the film. Spotlight is a film about faith points out McCarthy in the interviews.

McCarthy’s previous films include Station Agent, The Cobbler and The Visitor. Besides directing and writing, McCarthy has also acted in films like Little Fockers, and Syriana and TV series like The Wire, and Boston Public.