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Pot Shop

2 PART MINI-SERIES

DOG DAY AFTERNOON meets BARBER SHOP, but set in a marijuana dispensary.

Longline:

An eccentric, but aging, owner of a medicinal marijuana dispensary, ropes his wayward son into working for him, on the very day cops, and criminals, turn the place into a madhouse.

Synopsis:

Pops, the owner a medical marijuana dispensary, decides to bail his son, Jake, out of jail, one last time. He puts him to work in the family business, hoping to keep him out of trouble. Pops leaves for the day, and he puts Jake in charge, while he is gone. Unfortunately for Jake, however, trouble is lurking...

Officer Woods, an uptight, pot-hating cop, is staking out the shop, just waiting for the right moment to take them down. As he stands by, ready to raid, Jake's former employer, Zip, a violent, narcissistic drug dealer, shows up, furious that Jake, his best dealer, has left him, to work at the shop. As Zip starts in on Jake, Chris and Arlen, a couple of gun-toting thugs, storm in, to rob the shop!

As bullets fly, and reefer burns, inside the shop, police and neighbors gather outside. Meanwhile, Jake, determined to protect the family’s legacy, and earn his father’s respect, must overcome one chaotic situation, after another, if he is to save the shop!

  • Judah Ray
    Writer
    Roll with the Punches, Not Today Satan, Ruff N Tumble Night, Pot Shop
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Cannabis, MMJ
  • Number of Pages:
    108
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Writer Biography - Judah Ray

In 1994, at only sixteen, Judah Ray introduced himself to the entertainment world, by producing his first concert event; a show which ended up drawing thousands of people. From the beginning, he has defined himself as a true visionary. One of the originators of the Southern California EDM scene, he has worked alongside such legends as Pasquale Rotella (Insomniac), Disco Donnie (H.A.R.D.), and Jeff Ryan (Insomniac/Dreamstate), founder of Motive Events (Love Groove, 420 Festival), serving as a C.E.O, Producer, Promoter, DJ, Agent, and financier. During the apex of his career, as a special events promoter, his productions were regularly drawing crowds of well over ten thousand people. He concurrently organized, while also promoting weekly nightclubs, concerts, and special events. He was not aware at the time, but he was pioneering, what was to become a multi-million dollar industry.

Judah Ray's passion for art, also led him to explore graphic design, during the early days of Adobe. He quickly established himself as one of LA's most sought-after artists, and it was at this point, that he began shifting his creative scope, to the field of professional photography, where his talent landed him jobs with industry giants, from Nokia to OneModelPlace.com.

Finally, Judah Ray set his sights on the film and television industry, starting as a P.A., and then working his way into the Art Department. In 2005 he produced his first feature film, One Among Us, starring James Russo (Django Unchained, Donnie Brasco, Fast Times at Ridgemont High). On set, he worked alongside Carlos Arguello (Narnia, Armageddon, Devil's Advocate, Fast and the Furious), and Gavin Alcott (Terminator 2, Ghost, Crank, Teen Wolf), and with many other seasoned veterans. "One Among Us" was distributed through Netflix, and since its' release, has become a cult classic with Horror fans worldwide. He then went on to work under Eli Samaha (Boondock Saints, The Whole 9 yards, Heist) at MGM Entertainment, where he developed ideas for remakes of many of the classic films in their vast library, such as Valley Girl, which is currently in development. During this time, he also worked at Mtv (My Own), and as an Art Director for many of Lil X's music videos, produced for superstars such as Brandy, Fabulous, Pharrell Williams.

Judah Ray had finally found his true calling. It was his destiny to be a part of the creative process that brings art to life, on screen. It was at this point that he enrolled at the Los Angeles Film School. It was here that he learned the fundamentals of filmmaking and developed his passion for the artistic development of film projects. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA. He was the third student to ever graduate with perfect attendance and was the first Valedictorian the school has ever named. His thesis film toured festivals and was awarded, and he is now developing his own scripts into feature films and television shows, under the banner of his very own production company, A-Level Pictures. Though his years of film production, Judah has written seven feature film scripts, and twelve feature film and television treatments, many of which have won awards.

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Writer Statement

I wanted to write a script that wasn't just about getting high. A fun "Barbershop" type of film, set in a "Dog Day Afternoon" story, all wrapped around a marijuana dispensary. I feel this was achieved in a fun, coming-of-age, movie that deals with current issues.

I wrote about a father passing on the family business; which happens to be a Marijuana Collective, on the same day robbers, and drug dealers, storm in. All while local police wait outside, ready to raid in.