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James Bong: The Origin Pt. 1

Set in a recent past before legalization swept the nation, this is the live-action companion to the James Bong Cannabis Crusader Comics, the story of James' introduction to J.O.I.N.T. and his first mission.

  • James Longshore
    WFCT:The Thinking Mans Show For The Idiot
  • James Longshore
    WFCT: The Thinking Mans Show For The Idiot
  • MadMan At Large Productions
  • James Longshore
    Key Cast
    "James Bong"
    Diaz, Tanti Florica, High Strung
  • Chad Cleven
    Key Cast
    "Peter Sativa"
    Spider-Man 2 and 3, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Kevin Nichols
    Key Cast
    "Agent Ken Abyss"
    The Vampire Diaries, The Blind Side
  • Juliana Moreno
    Key Cast
  • Charles Anteby
    Key Cast
    "Principal Gofer"
    Newlyweds and Broke
  • Jeremy Wolter
    Key Cast
    Indigo Hearts
  • Adam Waitman-Gobble
    Key Cast
    "Young James Bong"
    Scrubs, Red Eye
  • Neverscape
    Music By
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  • Genres:
    Adventure, comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - James Longshore

James Longshore was born in NYC and is a lifelong actor, writer and director. He started acting in Shakespeare at age 7 and by 12 was performing Off-Broadway and on PBS and Nickelodeon. James studied filmmaking at Los Angeles Film School and after graduation opened "MadMan At Large Productions" where he introduced the character James Bong in "The Origin" and also created the semi-successful but definitely funny sketch show "WFCT: The Thinking Mans Show For The Idiot". Since 2011 he has been based in Europe, where he acts in international productions, dialogue coaches European Actors in English, and writes the comic book "James Bong: Cannabis Crusader", which is published in magazines throughout the world.

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Director Statement

It's funny. James Bong has aged like, ironically, a fine wine. I created the James Bong character a long time ago, when I was a teenager. And yet because of the subject matter, which has existed for centuries and always will, there will always be a place for James Bong. While the film was conceived in a different era, pre-legalization, it still meets with today's brave new world, where things are changing drastically in a culture which has been developing for years. So the comics are able to explore this new culture clash through a character that has matured along with the movement itself. I am happy that now the film has an almost vintage classic feel, contributing a new reality to the dimensions of the universe. Please, enjoint!