The creators of the scifi horror film “STAR LEAF” are having a contest to promote a RocketStar space launch at NASA’s Cape Canaveral 39c Launch Pad in the coming weeks. The launch will be filmed by Discovery Channel Canada.
According to a recent article in Popular Mechanics, RocketStar technologies out of New York City have designed a single stage rocket capable of reaching orbital altitudes using its aerospike engine technology. It hopes to lead the way in the new space economy, allowing anyone to put a small CubeSat Satellite into space for around $6,000 dollars.
The first launch will be a test to reach 10,000 feet in altitude. Star Leaf Enterprises is having a contest to decide what exactly should be put in the rocket as part of the test flight. Winners will receive Star Leaf autographed DVDs and merchandise. NASA will not allow any actual cannabis on the flight – but any item (cannabis-inspired only) under two ounces is allowed. Contest submissions can be tweeted to @starleafmovie on Twitter.
Founder and CEO of RocketStar Christopher Craddock says the technology can eventually offer cannabis entrepreneurs future “space delivery” of their products to orbiting space stations, or orbital drops anywhere in the world in 20 minutes (where legal).
Whether the ability to launch “space weed” chalks up to anything more than a publicity stunt for cannabis companies and entrepreneurs or not, it still offers the public the opportunity to reach out to the cosmos as part of a booming new space industry being led by civilian and private contractors.
The film “Star Leaf” is about an extra-terrestrial strain of marijuana that lands on earth in the distant past. The film’s producers are excited to be a part of RocketStar’s early launch testing and realize the opportunity to have “ET Weed” in real life simply can’t be missed.
“It might sound silly to some, but the idea of being able to connect a concept in the film to something tangible in real life is amazing” says the film’s director, Richard Cranor. “Why not launch weed into space? It might prevent an invasion from an aggressive alien species. You never know.”
Submit Your Contest Ideas To: (All possible launch items must weigh under 2 ounces. CANNOT BE ACTUAL CANNABIS.):
https://twitter.com/starleafmovie @starleafmovie #ETweed
RocketStar Space Program
In the event of multiple same ideas being selected, the first entry based on date will be selected.
Winners will receive a free autographed DVD, rolling papers, and poster – as well as a thank you video from one of the film’s stars, Ranger Dave.
Actual launch date subject to NASA inspections and timetable. Contest ends December 3rd, 2015.
August 2nd, 2015, Seattle, WA — Titan Sky Entertainment’s Star Leaf will screen Saturday, August 22nd at the Egyptian Theatre. Located at 805 E Pine St, 98122 in Seattle Washington, tickets can be purchased online for only $10.00 each, or $8.00 for veterans and seniors. Reservations are recommended for this one time only showing in the Seattle area of a soon to be cult-classic. (http://www.siff.net/cinema/visiting-programs/star-leaf).
Shot on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, this sci-fi thriller follows three friends who search for a forest of extra-terrestrial marijuana hidden deep in the Olympic Mountains – hoping for an out-of-this-world-high that can cure PTSD.
Things start to get strange when a forest ranger mysteriously shows up at their late-night campfire with tales of alien visitors and odd animal behavior in the forest. And when one couple breaks the Star Leaf “code of conduct,” the evil aliens guarding the plant begin to stalk them.
Local filmmaker Richard Cranor penned, directed and plays a supporting role in a film that challenges traditional views of marijuana and PTSD. The film co-stars Russell Hodgkinson and Julian Gavilanes of Sy-Fy’s Z-NATION and features actual “Star Leaf” marijuana plants developed by Ohana Farms to help in PTSD treatment. The movie and strain have received the local support of Analytical 360, the NWLeaf, GreenStreamRadio, CCSE, and local national veterans groups Twenty22Many, WeedForWarriorsProject, and the Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access.
The movie begins at 11:55pm – part of the ongoing “Midnight Movie” screenings hosted by the Egyptian and SIFF’s Visiting Programs series.
Writer/Director Richard Cranor was inspired to make the film by his Iraq-veteran brother’s experiences with PTSD, as well as Cranor’s own recent bout with cancer. “What I learned going through cancer and my brother’s PTSD experiences is that we definitely need cannabis as an option for treatments. I strongly oppose anyone or any institution that limits people’s right to treat themselves, especially when you’re dealing with issues like cancer and PTSD. That’s really key in my personal belief system,” says Cranor. “For PTSD, cannabis allows people to bypass the conscious mind and get to the root of a lot of those painful memories faster than traditional therapy…. For me it’s not necessarily about the plant specifically, so much as the right for humans to be in charge of their own sovereignty; and plants like marijuana shouldn’t be vilified for doing nothing more than being a natural, healthy addition to our lives.”
Despite its sober message, “Star Leaf is first and foremost a wild, entertaining ride,” says executive producer Robert Leeshock (Earth: Final Conflict). Leeshock and Cranor are working with co-producer/distributor Leomark Studios on a novel distribution strategy: exclusive pre-release in MMJ and RMJ dispensaries in Seattle and nearby states, followed by a wider release in fall 2015 on VOD/DVD.
For information on future screenings and where to get the Star Leaf DVD, visit http://www.starleafmovie.com/puff-n-play/
For distribution information, including becoming a DVD reseller, contact Leomark Studios at email@example.com.
Star Leaf Facebook: https://facebook.com/starleafmovie
Star Leaf Twitter: https://twitter.com/StarLeafMovie #StarLeafMovie #RangerDave
Star Leaf YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/starleafmovie420
Star Leaf Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/StarLeafMovie
Titan Sky Entertainment: http://www.titanskyentertainment.com
Ohana Farms: http://www.ohanaedu.org
Leomark Studios: http://leomarkstudios.com
“Brilliantly Executed” – CULTURE Magazine
“A Cult Classic in the Making” – UKHORRORSCENE.COM
“Fantastic” – IHORROR.COM
“Bold and New” – SCIFIMONKEYS.COM
“Star Leaf Could Become to this Generation of Cannabis Users what Cheech and Chong’s ‘Up N Smoke” Was to the 70’s” – THE NORTHWEST LEAF
The official trailer for our Star Leaf feature film is now available!
“Star Leaf” is a sci-fi thriller about a group of hikers find a secret grove of extra-terrestrial marijuana growing in the Olympic Mountains, and must fight for their lives when they anger the other-worldly forces protecting the plants.
Starring Russell Hodgkinson (Z Nation, Big Fish), Julian Gavilanes (21 & Over, Z Nation), Tyler Trerise (Fat Kid Rules the World), Shelby Truax, Richard Cranor, Svetlana Soutirina, Kiki Yeung
Produced by Titan Sky Entertainment in association with the Leomark Studios and the Horror Equity Fund.
Release date: Spring 2015
We’ve finally worked out the details of a sponsorship with Onnit. Will be including some awesome Onnit products and gear to use in the Star Leaf film…really happy to have such a great company onboard whose values align with our own.
Check out their website at http://www.onnit.com. They have some great stuff!