There are many drugs to choose from if you just want to get high, but for proponents of LSD, particularly in the 1960s, they believed the chemical concoction could expand your mind and even save the world. And the upcoming documentary “The Sunshine Makers” tells the story of two men devoted to the cause.
From the team behind “Searching For Sugar Man” and “Project Nim,” director Cosmo Feilding Mellen (the son of noted LSD advocate Amanda Feilding) weaves together the story of Nick Sand and Berkeley science nerd Tim Scully, a pair of self-proclaimed psychedelic outlaws who 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. And in the clip below, you can check out the conditions of their “lab,” which perhaps wasn’t the most scientifically rigorous.
“The Sunshine Makers” screens this week at DOC NYC where it will be making its World Premiere. Watch below.