Having smoked a bunch of pot, it was only a matter of time until I made a film about it. But I will say A Friend With Weed is not all about weed, as the central focus of the story revolves around two buddies – a dealer (played by myself), and a user, who go out for revenge after they assume their missing friend was beat up by another pot dealer. As worrisome as that sounds the film is a comedy, and was supposed to make a pot smoking audience laugh. So I guess it is a stoner film.
The short was miserable to make as we shot it in the dead of summer, some days reaching 101 degrees. It rained constantly so the humidity was bad and the light would change because of the rolling clouds above. We had to replace and fill in for many actors who bailed on shooting days. Fun fact: every shot you see in the film is a Thursday – it was the only day of the week the cast & crew had off. Oh yeah, and I sell weed to kids in it, which is probably my favorite part. I don’t even know who’s kids those were, our production manager somehow arranged it with the kid’s parents.
Anyhow, watch the film below to see our little stoner comedy short: