Sales sites take pre-orders of DVD as June 23 BRINKvision release is announced with big win at Cannabis Film Festival
HOLLYWOOD (MAY 7) -- The marketing campaign for HIGH THERE, the gonzo nonfiction film about sex, conspiracy and marijuana, began with a bang this week, as producers announced a DVD release date, the film won the Viewers’ Choice Award at Humboldt County's first Cannabis Film Festival, and Amazon.com and other sites began racking up pre-orders for the DVD.
High There will be released on Limited Edition DVD and On Demand across North America by BRINKvision on June 23rd, but is already available for day-of-release delivery on sales sites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Best Buy.
"This was a spectacular launch in just the right spot," says producer Burt Kearns. "We got the seal of approval from the heart of pot culture, and a rush of pre-orders because the DVD's a limited edition. It will definitely become a collector's item."
High There is a dark nonfiction comedy following Wayne Darwen in the guise of journalist-producer "Dave High," who heads to Hawaii to film a marijuana travel series, only to become lost in a fog of drugs, sex and paranoia as he uncovers a government plot to control the marijuana trade. Darwen is a veteran tabloid journalist and television producer who was the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.'s character in "Natural Born Killers," has been compared to Hunter S. Thompson and is credited as a godfather of both tabloid television and "gonzo producing."
"All it took was one weekend to realize that our instincts were spot-on," Kearns added. "Dave High is the new hero of the 420 generation. He's the real thing. That's why he took over the Cannabis Film Festival and that's why he'll take over the world!"
High There was directed by Darwen and cinematographer Henry Goren, who costars as Dave High's cameraman, Roland Jointz.
The film is produced by Sam Peters International Productions Unlimited, Good Story Productions and Rat Lung Pictures.
BRINKvision is known as "the last real independent film distribution company." Founded in 2001 by indie film pioneer Danny Vinik, it carries a diverse catalog of titles spanning a wide valley of genres and themes, from punk rock docs to critically acclaimed dramas to micro-budget features to blood-curdling horror films.
Pre-production is already underway on a High There sequel, Area 420.
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