Oscar-winning producer goes from ‘The Revenant’ to cannabis media

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By Smell The Truth Staff

(SFGate.com)

How do you go from winning an Academy Award to creating TV shorts about weed?

In the case of The Revenant‘s production supervisor Patrick Scheufler, the transition from Hollywood to the nascent cannabis space was as easy as it was personal.

After Scheufler helped stage the frighteningly realistic bear maulings of the Oscar-winning film, he jumped aboard the first television network dedicated to cannabis culture and its burgeoning industry — Cannabis Club TV.

“I was involved in all aspects of the film. From hiring the crews, to making sure we had the right fake blood and buffalo heart for all the scenes,” says Scheufler.

“Cannabis is very important to me with friends and family that use it for medical use, and also it really helps people calm down,” says Scheufler. “I live in Los Angeles where everything moves at a fast pace. It’s nice to relax sometimes and watch a sunset with a joint in your hand.”

“When you find a team like I did at CCTV, you know you have something very special. CCTV are all leaders in their own field of expertise. I’m proud to be a part of it,” says Scheufler.

Cannabis Club TV runs on monitors in finer cannabis dispensaries throughout North America, and will syndicate Smell the Truth news.

“We are here to revolutionize how we bring content to the people. It’s amazing to have people like Tommy Chong on board with us,” Scheufler says.

Now acting as CCTV’s executive producer, Scheufler has traded in working with Leonardo DiCaprio for Tommy Chong, who can be seen in the CCTV exclusive shorts series, designed to air to those waiting in line at a weed shop. Chong Vs. Wild. CCTV has also released content in partnership with Smell the Truth, including an interview with Rohan Marley on the debut of the Marley Natural line of cannabis products.

While a good amount of entertaining programs are now available on CCTV, Scheufler says that we can expect much more from the network.

“I want to bring a new energetic way for people to watch TV,” says Scheufler. “Next in line is Virtual Reality. Get ready!”

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