TRIPPY BUDDY COMEDY SPIRIT QUESTSTARRING BRENT LYDIC AND TIP SCARRYACQUIRED BY GRAVITAS VENTURES FOR DIGITAL HD, CABLE VOD, BLU-RAY AND DVD RELEASE OCTOBER 12, 2021
FIRST LOOK AT NEW OFFICIAL TRAILER AND POSTER!
Good friends go on a hallucinogenic mushroom trip through the desert to face their fears, doubts, and failures in hopes of coming to enlightenment… even if that just means learning how to change a tire.
Los Angeles, CA (SEPTEMBER 22, 2021) – Writing/producing team Brent Lydic and Tip Scarry, who also star in the film, have produced the buddy comedy Spirit Quest, with Lydic making his feature directorial debut. Scarry and Lydic portray longtime friends ‘Tip’ and ‘Brent’ who take a hallucinogenic mushroom trip through various past incarnations of themselves throughout different centuries. The trippy buddy comedy will be released by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios Company, on DigitalHD, Cable VOD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 12 throughout North America. Gravitas released the official poster and trailer today.
“Strange, bizarre, different, but also funny and wildly and wonderfully creative. Spirit Quest defies categorization in many ways and because of this, filmmakers Brent Lydic and Tip Scarry have created a deeply engaging and entertaining film that will connect and resonate with viewers in many ways,” said Megan Huggins, Acquisitions Coordinator, Gravitas Ventures.
In SPIRIT QUEST, Tip is in the midst of a breakup and must, for the first time in his life, take a real hard look at who he is becoming. Naturally, Tip asks one of oldest friends, Brent, to take him out to the desert to trip on ‘shrooms. As a self-proclaimed Spirit Guide and veteran of hallucinogens, Brent encourages Tip to be open to alternate realities and explore the unknown. They quickly find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere and are faced with the decision to either turn back or go deeper into the desert. Tip’s psychedelic journey, with Brent as his guide, helps both of them come to realize that this Spirit Quest was one they were destined to take because only by answering the call, facing their own fears & self-doubts, and struggling with past pain and suffering, can they possibly learn to live in the present… and maybe even do it with a sense of humor.
SPIRIT QUEST is fun, wild ride that jumps from laugh out loud moments, to classic slapstick bits. Scarry and Lydic carefully crafted the balance between comedy and heartfelt moments and strived to keep the film’s audience fully invested in the characters from beginning to end.
“We like to think of SPIRIT QUEST as a hybrid strain of a stoner comedy: part Duplass Brothers, part Seth Rogen, with a few dick jokes and a whole lot of heart. There are drugs (obvs), vampires and astronauts, magical doorways, 80s toy commercials, 16th century friars, and psychedelic bandits,” said Lydic.
Spirit Quest stars Tip Scarry and Brent Lydic, Navaris Darson, Tim Fox, Kendall Dill, and Sean Daly. The creative team behind Spirit Quest includes Music from Grammy-nominated artist Gregory Alan Isakov, Original Songs by Tip Scarry, and Original Score by Andrew Joseph Miller; Cinematographer Tristan Noelle; Editor/Second Unit Director Andy Wright; Set Decorator Tim Groves; Sound Mixer Johnny Madcap; Sound Marco Mejia and William White; and Music Supervisor Dan Waldkirch.