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Local producer interviews rap superstar for new documentary

Director Brett Harvey films an interview with Snoop Dogg for The Culture High, a documentary follow-up to the 2007 marijuana documentary, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
Director Brett Harvey films an interview with Snoop Dogg for The Culture High, a documentary follow-up to the 2007 marijuana documentary, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High.
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Snoop Dogg has done a lot in his career as a world famous rapper, but appearing in a marijuana documentary is not on that list.

That will change when local producer Adam Scorgie and director Brett Harvey finish their current project, a documentary follow-up to The Union: The Business Behind Getting High.

Scorgie recently interviewed a marijuana smoking Snoop in the rapper's studio.

He said the celebrity, also known as Snoop Lion, was surprisingly shy early in the interview, but quickly warmed up.

"What people don't realize about Snoop is that he actually has an extremely high IQ; there's a reason why he's been so successful all of these years."

Throughout his career, Snoop has been open about smoking marijuana and Scorgie hopes the interview will add a unique pop culture angle to his next film.

"At the end of the day we have to have all walks of life in there: The critical thinkers, scientists, doctors, lawyers and judges.

"But it is about our culture too, and pop culture is a big part of our culture."

The current aim is to have The Culture High released April 20, 2014, not coincidentally the date known as 4:20.

Last summer Scorgie started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $190,000 for the production of The Culture High. Over $240,000 has been raised to date.

He said he will once again interview Joe Rogan, along with a few new celebrities who weren't in the original documentary.

"It's a tremendous honour to see that our work has gotten that kind of respect that someone like Snoop would be happy to sit down for an interview."

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

 

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