Award-winning Experimental Film Will Screen in Chicago and LA
Sundance alum Tanuj Chopra’s award-winning comedy Grass, an entirely improvised feature film, will screen as a part of the Arclight Presents…Slamdance Cinema Club 2017. Screenings will take place at the ArcLight Hollywood on December 10, 2017 at 8:00pm and at the ArcLight Chicago on December 12, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The Los Angeles screening will be followed by a cast and crew Q&A moderated by comedian Jenny Yang.
Emily C. Chang (The Vampire Diaries, The Bold Type) and Pia Shah (Grey’s Anatomy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) star in this arthouse stoner comedy about two women tasked with delivering a backpack full of marijuana. Instead, they find themselves stranded in a park where they spend the day contemplating love, life and pizza. The film was directed by Tanuj Chopra (Chee and T, Punching at the Sun) and executive produced by Alex Rubens (Key and Peele, Rick and Morty, Keanu.) Chopra was recently selected as a fellow of the 2017 Sony Diverse Directors program and is also an alum of Fox’s Global Directors Initiative.
Grass won the Austin Asian American Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature as well as the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival Jury Prize for Editing. It has been screened at The San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, The Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival, CAAMFest and more.
SF Weekly hailed the movie as ““Unmissable… hilarious… Broad City-esque,” while San Jose Mercury News lauded Pia Shah’s “powder keg comedic performance.”
Grass is distributed by Comedy Dynamics, one of the largest independent comedy production and distribution companies, producing Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History for History, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the new scripted comedy on Seeso, There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, and Hulu’s Coming To The Stage. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Katt Williams and many more.
Media Contact: Callie Mills
About Comedy Dynamics
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company has produced Netflix’s Down to Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and more.
Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Davidson, David Cross, and many more. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.