BRINKvision will release the nonfiction "stoner" comedy on June 23rd
HOLLYWOOD (MAY 7) -- HIGH THERE, the nonfiction comedy film that won the Viewers’ Choice Award at Humboldt County's first annual Cannabis Film Festival, is already stirring the charts as a pre-order DVD on Amazon.com and other sites.
The film will be released on DVD and On Demand across North America by BRINKvision on June 23rd, but is available for day-of-release delvery on sales sites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Best Buy.
"This initial offering is a limited edition, and is sure to sell out," says producer Burt Kearns. "It will definitely be 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.
It is directed by Darwen and cinematographer Henry Goren, who costars as Dave High's cameraman, Roland Jointz.
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."
The DVD announcement was made on Saturday, after the film was screened at the Cannabis Film Festival in Garberville, Humboldt County, California, known as the "marijuana farming capital of the world." The award Sunday morning bestowed High There with a seal of approval from the heart of the pot subculture.
High There 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.