Watch: First Trailer for 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' TIFF Doc
"In this 90 minute program, masters of the trade are going to reveal to you their secrets." The moment I saw this on the TIFF line-up, my first thought was: they could not have chosen a more provocative title for this. Of course it's a documentary about the war on drugs, I don't even need to tell you that! But what makes this one different? How To Make Money Selling Drugs gives us a satirical glimpse into the lives of those on both sides of the "war on drugs," delivering a diverse and unique perspective through interviews with people like 50 Cent, Eminem, Arianna Huffington, and infamous drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross. Check this out.
Here's the first official trailer for Matthew Cooke's How To Make Money Selling Drugs, from Apple:
This documentary offers an in-depth look at the high-stakes world of drug dealing and drug enforcement, featuring interviews with top-ranking government officials and such celebrities as Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon and The Wire creator David Simon. From TIFF: "Blending authentic reportage with pop culture references and a video game-like progression from level to level, the film illustrates step-by-step how to create a drug empire, from dealing on the corner to running a major cartel." This is the directorial debut of former tech exec Matthew Cooke, who also edited the award winning doc Deliver Us from Evil. Cooke's How To Make Money is premiering at the Toronto Film Fest, where it's seeking a distributor. Interested?