We are two of Ken Kesey's original Merry Pranksters joined by some new Merry Pranksters and some of the crew from the documentary road trip GOING FURTHER. We drove across the USA in Ken Kesey's Further Bus - Ask Us Anything!
Hello reddit! We are Lotus Eaters Films, the (slightly off) minds behind Going Furthur. In this feature-length documentary, we follow the legendary Furthur bus on its 50th Anniversary trip across the United States, uncovering just how far we’ve come since Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters sparked the dawn of the psychedelic 60s. We spent almost three months on the road and traveled over 15,000 miles, riding into music festivals, community events and tribal gatherings, getting an in-depth glimpse of an immersive culture that continues to thrive 5 decades after its inception.
We here at Lotus Eaters Films are very passionate about this story in particular, because we truly believe it has the potential to shift people’s perspective on what today’s counterculture is really about. Our goal is to shed light on the transformative effects of festivals, and the potential this culture has to make the real change we wish to see in the world.
Joining us for the AMA today are original Merry Pranksters George Walker (Hardly Visible) and Linda Breen (Anonymous), as well new Prankster Donte Lamar (Air Guitar) and Executive Producer/Prankster Brian Walsh (Wally). We also have two crew members who helped restore Furthur for the long trek; Randy Turley and Scotty Franzyshen.
Victoria from reddit will be helping out George and Linda.
We are currently in post production on the film, and are nearing the end of our Indiegogo campaign to raise the final funds needed to complete the film in all its psychedelic glory. You can find out more and become part of it HERE https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-going-furthur-documentary
Proof 1: http://imgur.com/u8k6wg6
Proof 2: http://imgur.com/F4olUiR
Proof 3: http://imgur.com/mxhSU5P
Proof 4: http://imgur.com/I13coQO
Proof 5: http://imgur.com/52roWu5
Proof 6: http://imgur.com/cO1rvhv
Want to know some crazy stuff that happened during last summer’s tour? Thoughts on the future of festival culture? Ask Us Anything!
The Going Furthur Film crew is still answering questions!