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Honey Buddies 
Feature
80 minutes
Director: Alex Simmons
Year: 2016
Country: USA
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When a former child actor, played by David Giuntoli (Grimm), is jilted at the altar, his relentlessly upbeat best man (Flula Borg) insists they go on the honeymoon together! Thus ensues a hilariously harrowing back- country trek through Oregonís breathtaking Columbia Gorge. Over seven days, the two friends write a song, lose their phones, and cross paths with a conspiracy theorist, a friendly backpacker (Claire Coffee, also of Grimm), and an actual wolf. Interwoven with ironic diary entries from the travels of Lewis & Clark, the unrelenting nature of...nature...tests the bonds of their friendship and their ability to survive in and out of the wild. Winner: Audience Award for Narrative Features, 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.
Special guest Flula Borg will live DJ after the film. 

Directorís Statement: Alex Simmons 

Honey Buddies is an ode to the great bromances of the American West. It didnít start that way. David, Flula and I just wanted to make something funny and true about two friends who go backpacking after one of them has his heart broken. But the idea grew from there and eventually I started to see parallels between the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Flula and Davidís journey. Now, Lewis and Clark risked their lives on a near daily basis over the course of their multi-year trek, while Flula and David just have to carry back- packs full of peanut butter sandwiches for a week. Yet the bonds that develop from isolation, adventure and running from large mammals are universal. Buddies from any era will find them the moment they leave civilization behind and spend one night sleeping on the cold ground next to their best friend. 
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