After having an amazing conversation, with the brilliant and always interesting Dr. Lester Grinspoon yesterday, I thought I would share and post another update.
For those of you who don't know who Dr. Lester Grinspoon is, Dr. Lester Grinspoon is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Grinspoon was senior psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston for 40 years and was the closing interview in The Union. For more information on this fascinating man please check out his Wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Grinspoon
Its hard to express in words how excited Lester is that we are making The Culture High as a follow up to the Union, because as Lester said himself "In my opinion, The Union is best produced and most engaging and effective of all the marijuana documentary films"
Lester assured me yesterday, that not only is he thrilled to be apart of The Culture High, but he's excited to share not only his extensive knowledge, but many of his personal stories as well.
WE COULDN'T BE MORE HONOURED, to be able to capture some of Lester's amazing personal stories and share them with the rest of the world in a compelling and thought provoking way, and what ever doesn't make it into the film will surly be on the DVD extra's.
P.S Dr. Grinspoon also LOVES the fact, this film was created by the people to help get the information out there, he too agree's it makes this film extra special.
Website & Facebook Page
The Culture High website and Facebook page are currently being designed and re-vamped by Brett and Stephen (Director & Editor) dont have a hard date, just yet, on when these will be completed, but once they are done we will be ontop of social media like crazy, maybe even to the point where we are pestering everyone? lol, I hope not, but we should have lots of daily vlogs, photo's and other cool and interesting stuff.
Across the pond
Currently we are organizing our first large shoot, we are hoping to line everything up for the end of May, and we are heading across the pond. It's going be a hectic and gruelling 10 day adventure into Europe, but we are excited. The Shoot would have us going to the UK, Spain, and Holland if all goes according to plan, lots of VERY interesting academics, political figures and a celebrity or two, if all goes well.
So as much as we hoped to be able to attend some of the 4/20 events across the North American landscape to film, sadly we will not be able to get to them. Thank you everyone for all the amazing offers, to so many great events, but the great news is, most of the events will have news coverage that we can always acquire down the road.
More Non-magical parts of film making
Because of all the travel needed for this project combined with the always sensitive subject matter of Cannabis, our lawyer has suggested we really do are due diligence as far as legal documentation to travel. This requires MORE daunting paperwork in the form of, legal certificates, visa's, carnet applications, and insurance, AHHHHHHH!
GOOD NEWS IS, WE ARE NEAR THE END, of this boring, mind-numbing paperwork! We are as excited as you are to get on to our next shoot and CANT WAIT to update you with videos, production stills and more.
Again, THANK YOU everyone for the amazing support in brining this film to life