There is nothing like The Moneytree – a compelling film that portrays the real-life experiences of a cannabis farmer back in the ‘wild west’ days of prohibition - when there were no dispensaries and a bag of weed could get you 10 years in a federal prison. This uniquely American film illuminates the mystique of the grower lifestyle in an era filled with grave dangers and wild profits. Critically acclaimed, The Moneytree has been called “the quintessential marijuana movie”.
Our “cannabis investment” is the release of a totally reimagined film we are calling The Moneytree: Final Trim. A product that is not subject to powdery mildew, bugs, weather, regulations, permitting, or any interstate or national distribution restrictions. In fact, it is tax deductible and completely legal! This is a tremendous opportunity for the right person who wants to invest in cannabis and the world of entertainment.
When we first released The Moneytree with a bare minimum advertising budget during a national cannabis prohibition, our per-screen average (tickets sold on a single screen in a week) was the equivalent of $30,000 in today’s dollars. A major studio would love to have a film with that kind of average.
The Moneytree: Final Trim is a totally reimagined movie, digitally re-mastered from the camera negative, and re-edited for a modern audience. In addition to looking light years better than the original, the re-release will have all new Dolby 5.1 surround mix featuring new music – reggae, world beat, jazz and rock and roll. We are also adding a voice-over to the film, shifting the context from the present time to looking back on the days of prohibition. The voice-over adds a whole new narrative, and really deepens the story. Think Forest Gump, Fight Club or The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Many of our favorite movies found their audience and became wildly financially successful only after being re-released theatrically or on video. Examples include: The Wizard of Oz, Blade Runner, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, The Big Lebowski and Dazed & Confused to name a few. We are releasing The Moneytree: Final Trim into a growing cannabis friendly culture, where two thirds of Americans want legalization. With broad distribution, coordinated advertising, social media and a robust PR campaign, the potential return on investment is tremendous.
The Moneytree: Final Trim is a very unique film with huge potential given the reach of today’s steaming services and all the ancillary and foreign markets. This tantalizing slice of Americana is sure to grab the imagination of viewers from across the nation and around the world!
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– Christopher Dienstag and the Production Team of Black Sheep Films