Schwag: The Showings

Schwag: The Movie

International Premiere Ad

International Premiere:
20th Annual Cannabis Cup
The PowerZone, Amsterdam, Holland
Nov 20, 2007 11am


Concrete Jungle: NYC Decompression 2007
Queens Museum of Art
Saturday, November 3rd, Time TBA

Schwag: The Movie has been selected to be shown at the NYC Decom. If you don't know what Decom is, well, you should. Go check out the link. Fuck Halloween, this is where it's at.


Nectar of the Gods Flyer

Scotty Paluza's Nectar of the Gods Harvest Festival:
Saturday, Oct 13th, 2007, Midnight,
Lightning Ridge Farmz, Prattsburg NY


Rochester Premiere Invite Front Rochester Premiere Invite Back

Rochester Premiere:
Sunday, October 7, 7 & 9pm,
One Ryan Alley, Rochester, NY

From the invitation:

A homegrown Rochester movie will makes its long awaited premiere this harvest season at One Ryan Alley. On Sunday, October 7th, meet the filmmaker, cast and crew of Schwag, The Movie as they present the first East Coast showing of their masterpiece. (View the trailer.)

Because of the high demand for tickets, seating for this event will be on a limited first-come, first-seated basis.

One Ryan Alley is Rochester's newest, hottest restaurant and lounge. Featuring an extensive menu and full bar, One is set to become the standard by which all other others are measured.

Invitation Front: 175k PDF  |  77k JPG
Invitation Back: 285k PDF  |  99k JPG

Sneak Preview: Thursday, August 29, 2007, 12:30am, Camp Videogasm, Burning Man, (Black Rock City, NV)

The first public display of Schwag: The Movie in its entirety was (appropriately enough) at Burning Man. Camp Videogasm was happy to play it but it was like watching a drive-in movie at a post-apocalyptic fireman's carnival (except of course that at Burning Man, the firemen are so named because they SET the fires).

Marijuana - The Antidrug

Shown: On NORML's website starting in February 2007.

NORML had been running video contests for about a year but I was so busy working on Schwag that I didn't have time to produce anything new. Then in early 2007, they announced the Ron Mann Cannabis Clip Contest in which they were looking for a 60 second PSA for marijuana. In September of 2006, I shot "The Circle" scene for Schwag and I put together a video out of that which won honorable mention.

This clip can be viewed here.

Schwag: Simon's Story

Shown: The First Annual World Marijuana Film Festival (WMFF), Ibiza, Spain, May 28 to June 3rd 2006

In 2006, I wanted to actually finish the project but deadlines kept slipping and in May I had a kidney stone. High Times had announced that they were inaugurating the Marijuana Film Festival that year in Ibiza, Spain. Simon suggested that I create a short from existing footage and enter it. Named "Schwag: Simon's Story," it told an abbreviated version of the full-length but from Simon's perspective. It was selected and was played as part of the festival. When the dvd of Schwag comes out, this short will be a bonus feature.