A real-life Breaking Bad for the psychedelic set, "The Sunshine Makers" reveals the untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counterculture. United in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD called orange sunshine, this documents their story as they tried to stay one step ahead of the feds.
Particularly uninteresting people, given their activities. The documentary probably deserves 3.5 stars in my book. I can't give it four because it was ultimately forgettable. Try Orange Sunshine, a topically similar movie that was much more engaging, with more colorful characters.
Fascinating history of two key LSD chemists and the worldview they shared: to turn on the world and change it forever. Interviews (or quotes) the key players and the women in their lives, including the cops who took them down. Well edited with archival footage and (seeming) re-enactments, shot '60s style. The filmmakers do a good job with the difficult task of somehow depicting the psychedelic experience onscreen. Great soundtrack, too.
Knowing several of the principal players made it especially enjoyable. Nicely done. Editing and interviews were impressive and informative. Hats off to Cosmo's vision to bring Tim and Nick forward to share this part of our history .