Gabriel Sunday was awarded Best Director and Best Actor for Route One's TV mockumentary in the Independent Pilot - Comedy category at SeriesFest 2018.
Dope State is a mockumentary that chronicles a modern day gold rush, a civil rights movement and, potentially, the end of a prohibition. From stoner celebrities to politicians and corrupt cops, a marijuana journalist documents the daily life of producers, distributors, and consumers in the California weed industry. We witness the downfall of the old school “mom and pop” marijuana gardens and the rise of Silicon Valley-backed mega-grows. Startup entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace with products like THC lube, stoner apps, super strains, and Bluetooth enabled bongs. We meet the faces behind major political campaigns that smear or bolster a slew of legislation as well as the grassroots rebels who radicalize in the streets in support of legalization. From the mind of comedic tour-de-force Gabriel Sunday (who stars as all of the lead characters), Dope State is a dreamy, absurd love letter to pot culture.