Bloody Disgusting’s own Tony Wash, the brainchild behind our ongoing World of Death short film series and director of It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To, returns with the Grindhouse thriller High on the Hog.
A film with a pro-legalization message, Sid Haig (The Devil”s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol 2) stars as a marijuana farmer and the lengths he will go to in order to protect his small town and his family. Haig leads the cast as Big Daddy, the film’s protagonist marijuana farmer, alongside action icons Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop) and Joe Estevez.
Kevin Lockhart wrote the screenplay and executive produced.
“Big Daddy is the patriarch of an unconventional family that lives in Council Hill where they work on a hog farm They may not be related by blood, but they’ll fight to stay together under any circumstance. However–they are not just family, nor are they just simple hog farmers….they are also growers of high-quality marijuana.
With the pressure of the DTA government agency coming down on pot distributors around the country, the family must do whatever it takes to keep their crop safe. When a new girl is brought into the fold, the family dynamic and Big Daddy’s crop is threatened in a way he’s never had to face before. And he’ll do anything to protect it.”
“It all started with an idea to make an action-packed film to tell the story of a marijuana farmer and his unconventional family, and evolved into the exploitation thrill-ride that is the final cut,” said Lockhart. “We have an impeccable cast lead by Sid Haig, a knock-your-socks-off soundtrack, and a unique editing style that is sure to leave audiences wanting more from our independent film.”
Wash explained: “This film is a really cool mix of sex, drugs, and rock and roll and I had a blast orchestrating the story on a visual level.
“On top of that, it was important for me to translate the core elements of the script: Family, commitment, and freedom – so audiences can see that this isn’t just another gritty grindhouse flick. It contains heart, story, and characters you grow to love.”
Adds editorB.A. “Ben” Lewandowski: “It really is one-of-a-kind – from the experimental editing schemes to the over-the-top, outlaw nature of its performances. You will be hard-pressed to find another movie that is as innovative, exhilarating, and kinetic as this one. High on the Hog is a balls-to-the-wall thrill ride from start to finish.”
Said to be fast-paced, heartfelt, and unrelenting – this exploitation film features some of the most controversial topics of our time: marijuana, dirty cops, serial killers, and a whole lot of sex and rock n’ roll.
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