Brooklyn-born spiritual surfer Nick Sand and Berkeley science nerd Tim Scully were an unlikely duo, but they were united in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD. These self-proclaimed psychedelic outlaws took on the dangerous and ultimately illegal task of “turning on” the world, one trip at a time. With the feds hot on their tails, they manufactured industrial quantities of hallucinogenics and became two of the biggest drug dealers in US history. The acid they made – the iconic Orange Sunshine – fueled the psychedelic revolution and changed the face of America forever.
With the now-septuagenarian pair as our guides, director Cosmo Feilding Mellen (the son of noted LSD advocate Amanda Feilding) chronicles a wild ride of a story that serves as one of the most fascinating time capsules of the American counterculture.