The 420 List

The 420 List

Shorts about drugs or otherwise containing a psychedelic spirit.

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The 420 List
  • Wet Mouth

    An inventory specialist at a weed shop gets asked to try a newly engineered product before it goes on sale to the public. Duncan Dickerson directs “Wet Mouth,” a stoner comedy (run time: 4:20) sketched in with the essentials, i.e. oddball characters, zany line deliveries, and surreal breakdowns. ...

  • Interior Night

    Trapped in a strange world reminiscent of a video game, a man attempts to get home to his wife while dreaming of a man who is trying to do the same thing. “Interior Night,” directed by and starring Adam Bernet and Rob Price, is a surreal portrait of dissociation. A man named John sits at a desk, ...

  • Scenes From The City

    Though the big city may appear to be endless concrete and steel, it is teeming with hidden life underneath. So proposes the new film by Luke Strickler, “Scenes From the City,” an absurdist 3D animation that illustrates the behavior and thoughts of a series of sentient buildings, stop signs, and t...

  • 2064: Cloud 9.2

    The sequel to Luke Strickler's "2064" imagines a future where our dying brains are uploaded to an online infinity full of big horses, hot gods, and french Pikachus. “2064: Cloud 9.2,” uses a cheap print-out aesthetic to continue exploring an absurd future with mind-expanding projections. In“2064,...

  • Denver Tourism Tapes

    Local teens of Denver, Colorado lead viewers through a guide to all things Denver, Colorado. Written by and starring the comedy troupe, Phantasmagoria LLC, “Denver Tourism Tapes” is a hilariously far-out grab bag of tropes, parodies, existential comedy, lo-fi psychedelia, kids playtime, and light...

  • Johnny

    A romantic evening between colleagues takes a bizarre twist after the discovery of a secret hobby. “Johnny,” directed by Danny Scharar, is a WTF comedy that begins as a parody of boring date conversations and then becomes something very different. After we learn she considers herself shy (“I’m sh...

  • Starshine Mountain

    A story of a young woman and the guilt that she feels after destroying her home planet. | Directed by Corrinne James.

  • The Valley of the Cats

    Two brothers steal a car in Lisbon, Portugal and head for a lighthouse. Directed by George Daniell, “The Valley of the Cats,” is an inventive lo-fi comedy adventure, shot on 8mm tape, part road movie, part descent into madness. Dead Eye and Square Hands, as the brothers are known, make their way ...

  • I Adore Dolores

    Dolores - a manic, overly optimistic divorcée - tries to win back her clown stepdaughter by purchasing the building she lives in under house arrest. Sam Marine and Emily Wilson direct “I Adore Dolores,” an anything-goes Pilot episode of a TV comedy series the world needs. Sitcom parodies are a di...

  • Cornholios

    Three devoted Cornholio enthusiasts struggle to make ends meet in New York. Presented as a direct cinema black and white documentary by the Maysles' Brothers, “Cornholios” (actually directed by Jess Lane), is an inspired low-art gag about being obsessed with a character from “Beavis and Butthead”...

  • Kukeri

    A rural Bulgarian family fights to keep a millenia-old demon chasing festival alive. “Kukeri,” directed by Daniel Ali and Jake Schühle Lewis, is a mesmerizing portrait of an ancient tradition where elaborately costumed individuals make their way through local villages aiming to bring happiness an...

  • Jobe'z World

    PRESENTED BY FACTORY 25 | Jobe, a mysterious middle-aged rollerblader, gets blamed for the drug overdose of a super famous A-list actor. Afraid and confused, he spends one bizarre evening skating across the streets of Manhattan, all the while dodging paparazzi, police, and assorted late night wei...

  • Nangs

    Two lovers spend their days getting high off nitrous oxide and robbing from suburban houses until one of them starts to question their purpose. “Nangs,” directed by Sam Rogers, contours an age-old tale of reckless youth, following two young Australian women, Kathleen and Ola, through a haze of dr...

  • Chicken Wraps and Condoms

    Lacking chicken wraps and condoms, a man heads to Kroger. An absurd music video / experimental free-for-fall that mimics the disorienting effects of the internet, where little context is provided, and the crazier, the better. | Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Actor: Jacob Gregor. Producer, Wr...

  • {Sling}

    New York City skate rats come across a magical slingshot and use it to warp reality. “{Sling}” is a playful variation on a skate video, elevated by low-key but convincing special effects and natural performances from its two leads. irected & Edited by: M.Fig. Starring Yasmeen Wilkerson, Daniel Sw...

  • How the Sky Will Melt

    Gwen, a musician with a growing paranoia disorder, returns to her hometown after a traumatic event. Diverting their emotional issues with a strange and unholy discovery, she and her friends begin to deteriorate the fabric of the universe. Directed by Matthew Wade.

  • Tito

    PRESENTED BY FACTORY 25 | A desperate man seeks refuge from the predators hunting him by befriending a cheerful intruder. Directed by and starring Grace Glowicki. Co-starring Ben Petrie.

  • Ouchiemongo

    A slapstick comedy in super slow motion. An unnamed tourist with a leg injury searches for physical and spiritual healing on a week long Carnival cruise vacation from Baltimore to the Bahamas. Floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies the film creates an atmosphere simi...

  • Business

    A wide-eyed man gets caught up in a surreal scheme presented as a business opportunity. Written, directed by Kati Skelton. Starring Branson Reese with Peter Reznikoff, Dagmar Stansova and Matt Dennie.

  • Reveries

    A visual comedy album following two drifters across the American landscape lost in a state of reverie. “Reveries” is an admirably extended gag on the myth of the artist, the nomad, the philosopher. A series of musings and strange memories layered on top of abstract video montages and hypnotic sou...

  • The Big Parade

    As the town of Sandwich, Massachusetts prepares for their annual parade, unsettling occurrences begin to threaten the event. Harrison Fishman directs “The Big Parade,” a lo-fi comic oddity that goes where it wants to go — it’s a gathering of small-town oddballs, mysterious butterflies, and musica...

  • The Night Fish

    When the night fish arrive, their job is to feed on your sanity. Presented in second-person point of view and comprised primarily of crudely animated fish floating across a cosmic starry black landscape, “The Night Fish” directed by Albert Birney is a poetic rumination about the fears that keep u...

  • Me & My Friend Just Want Our Pizza

    Katelyn and Halie just want to get high and watch Pixar movies but an invasive pizza delivery boy derails their Friday night. “Me & My Friend Just Want Our Pizza,” by directors Fernando Andrés and Tyler Rugh, is a stoner comedy about a casual evening that turns creepy. Like in their previous shor...

  • A Ballet

    A band of ravers who reside and dance under the L.A River have their lives turned upside down when one of their own is chopped in half with a glow stick. “A Ballet,” directed by Zoe Katz, is a bonkers 5-minute no-fi extravaganza where everyone wears JNCOS (this is a sequel to Katz’ “A Very JNCOS ...