The award winning gonzo comedy HIGH THERE directed and starring televison pioneer Wayne Darwen in the guise of “Dave High” who heads to Hawaii to film a marijuana travel series, becomes lost in a fog of drugs, sex, and paranoia while uncovering a government plot to control the marijuana trade. Darwen is a veteran tabloid journalist and televisión 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 the godfather of both tabloid televisión and “gonzo producing”. HIGH THERE hits VOD and Limited Edition DVD June 23rd!
“Proves that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction” – Huffington Post
Hunter S. Thompson meets Barry McKenzie in this dark nonfiction comedy about a real-life, legendary but down-and-out tabloid television journalist 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 secret government war to control the marijuana trade. The film touches on the controversial federal prosecution of marijuana advocate Roger Christie and his THC Ministry. Wayne Darwen has been cited as the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.'s character Wayne Gale in Oliver Stone's film Natural Born Killers and has been called the new Hunter S. Thompson.
“Absurdly Funny” – Anchorage Press