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PITCHING TENTS (Feature/Comedy Drama/US CA) "A mysterious goddess, a vulgar guidance counselor and a no-nonsense father all want to help Danny figure out his future while he sneaks off to the woods for THE party of 1984, packed with beer, babes and bud!" Total Run Time 90:00 Director: Jacob Cooney, Writer: Jayme Petrille & Rob Fox, Producer: Jane Kelly Kosek, Key Cast: Michael Grant - DANNY, Jim Norton - MR. MULLIGAN, Booboo Stewart - TODD, Jonathan Lipnicki - SCOTT
A MEDITATION (Short Film/Drama/US CA) "A man who is a little lost finds himself connecting with a surprising woman who shows up to buy the DVR he is selling on Craigslist." Total Run Time 15:40
Director: Joe Petricca, Writer: Joe Petricca, Producer: Maggie Biggar & Brian Mancini, Key Cast: Harold Perrineau
BURNERS FOR BERNIE (Short Film/Animation/Comedy Parody/US NYC) "Bernie gives a speech that 'lights up' the crowd." TRT 2:00
Director/Animator: William Levin
BEGINNING OF THE ROAD (Short Film/Documentary/US CA) "There are a group of Veterans in Norther California that have been self medicating their PTSD with Cannabis. They were seeking treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs however they medications prescribed to them there deprived them of any emotions. Wanting to actually be able to life a life they sought out other means and found cannabis. They problem they face is that cannabis is still illegal federally and the VA will not provide them with the medication that best works for them. A VT premiere screening.
Total Run Time 20:00
Director & Producer: Jeremiah Jake Thompson
RECALCULATING (Short Film/Comedy/US CA) "Two stoners are on their way to a party when their GPS malfunctions and things take a turn for the worse." TRT 9:00
Director: Diane Weis, Writer: Jodi Miller & Diane Weis, CAST:
Peter Gilroy - MATT, Cloris Leachman - TEXTER, Brina Palencia - GPS, Zack Pearlman - RITCHIE, Producer:Carlos Lugo, Gabby Revilla Lugo & Diane Weis, Music: Jesse Lee Jacobs, DP: John Nodorft
PURE FLOWERS - LIL’ STONER GIRL (Short Film/Music Video/HipHop/US) "A reggae-hip-hip music video by the artist Pure Flowers and directed by Phil and Bodhi which tells a story of a day in the life of marijuana broker in northern California who helps support his stoner girlfriend who is a student." Total Run Time 5:00 Director: Phil and Bodhi, Writer: Phil and Bodhi, Producer: Jantrafilms
MEDICINALLY APPROVED (Short Film/Comedy/US CA)
"Jake's rather lenient Marijuana dispensary has one week to legitimize itself or be shut down permanently by the District Attorney of Los Angeles." Total Run Time 25:00
Director: Justin Stanley, Writer: John Holloway, Producer: John Holloway, Justin Stanley, & Skyler Pinkerton, Key Cast:
John Holloway, Skyler Pinkerton, Alanna Ubach, Bianca Sia
DUDE, WHERE’S MY FERRET? (Short Film/Comedy/BC CAN) "One stoner's quest to win a cannabis growing contest is jeopardized by his dream girl's mischievous ferret." Total Run Time 12:10
Director: Alison Parker, Writer: Scott & Paula Merrow, Producer: Michael Khazen, Skye Matheson, Amanda Konkin, & Alison Parker, Key Cast:
Mike Smith - Trailer Park Boys,
Jeddiah Goodacre - Descendents, Brittney Wilson - Bates Motel, Tim Carlson - Young Drunk Punk, Michael Roberds - Hot Tub Time Machine
WHERE ARE WE? (Short Film/Comedy Parody/US CO) "A group of stoner get high during a stake-out, leading to disastrous results." Total Run Time 6:42
Director: Luke Ostermiller, Writer: Adrian Eledge & Luke Ostermiller, Producer: Luke Ostermiller, Key Cast:
Luke Ostermiller, Adrian Eledge, Cali June, Tamika Caldwell, Alex Marin, R. Scott Glasgow
THE FUNK DOCTOR (Short Film/Drama/US) "Darren Ramar, a Hip-Hop Super Star who has recently came across a bad case of writer's block.His only option to get cured is to go visit the Legendary 'Funk Doctor'. He is in for a huge surprise when he realizes that the doctor is as 'funky' as the world he lives in." Total Run Time 5:21
Director: Demetrius Martin, Writer: Demetrius Martin, Producer: Jacob Hutchison, Key Cast:
Champion Black, CP Walker
ELEVATED THINKING (Short Film/Comedy/US) "When Spiro has a sudden burst of inspiration, he's surprised to see the results of his 'creativity'." Total Run Time 3:22
Director & Writer: Maggie Politi, Producer: Niko Frank Productions, Key Cast:
Spiro Marcos, Score: Remember Jones
TOO HIGH 2 DIE (Short Film/Action Comedy/The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) "Two friends decide to throw eggs at a car. What they didn't know is who that car belonged to." TRT 11:00
Director & Writer: Bruno Veljanovski, DP: Viktor Stojov, Editor: Ivan Kurtevski, Animation: Kristijan Savik, Key Cast:
Martin Mingovski, Tomislav Davidovsk,i
ELVE’S DAY OFF (Short Film/Comedy/US CA) "Today is Christmas. Santa’s elves have the day off. Uh oh." Total Run Time 7:32 / Director: Rick Peters,
Writer: Remy Grillo, Producer: Amanda Boisselle, Key Cast:
James Brent Isaacs - MAURICE MOOSEJAW, Remy Grillo - JACK BATES, Mac Brandt
CATNIP (Short Film/ Comedy/UK) "Catnip follows two stoners, Isaac and Mikey, who must team up with a local policeman to find the escaped tiger who took their weed." TRT 12:00
Director: Oliver Bentley-Jones, Writer: Jack Lewis, Producer: Lauren Lind, Key Cast:
Matthew William Jones, Finnian Nainby-Luxmore, Neil Summerville, Brian Eastty
Casey James Salengo is one of the most exciting young standups working today. His energetic and irreverent style delights audiences across the country. He recently taped a half hour special for Comedy Central that will air in the Fall and he has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Uproarious, and Tru TV's Comedy Knockout. He was also a 2016 New Faces of Comedy at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Casey's podcast, The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly is quickly shooting up the iTunes Comedy charts. His debut album will be released by Comedy Central Records this October.
Antenna Wilde is an actor, writer and comedian. He has performed stand up comedy at venues including Laughs Comedy Club in New Mexico, the Comedy Vault in Boston, Comic Strip Live in New York and The Punchline in San Francisco. A former talk show host and DJ, he received the national Lewis Hill Award for excellence in radio. Antenna is an avid sound designer and voice actor. His full-length radio play Sein Trek! debuted on KSKQ in Oregon, KWMR in California and WGDR in Vermont. He produced and directed The Antenna Wilde Show broadcast on local channels in Vermont and now on YouTube.
Nat Peters is an improviser, stand up, musician, writer and general mischief maker. Give him $20 and 24 hours and he'll write you your own personal theme song. Give him a microphone and a stage... and honestly you never really know what's going to happen.
Ryan Glover is a comedian and actor from Chicago, Il. He hosts his own blog and youtube channel which covers the entertainment industry and politics.
Jonathan Goodman the host of The Johno Show, a cannabis infused cultural talk show, joins other performers to usher in the Cannabus Culture Film Festival in Burlington Vermont this 4/20. Jonathan’s unique blend of entertainment will have him playing games with audience members for prizes. Come see what this stoners got in his magical smell proof bag of tricks.
Night Protocol was created to unite the sounds of the past, present, and future with a cutting-edge style of electronic music. Fueled by synthesizers, reverb, and a devotion to the sounds of the 1980's Night Protocol performs live retro synthwave as a 3-piece band.
Night Protocol's sound takes influence from iconic timeless bands like Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, and The Smiths, yet their latest material shares the intensity and mystery of modern synthwave artists like Kavinsky, Perturbator and Carpenter Brut.
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