Movies about drugs or drug-induced trips often prove to be extremely exciting to watch. Apart from the serious topic of drug addiction that many of these movies tackle, it is the hallucinations that, if filmed well, prove to be visually appealing to watch. These hallucinatory trips often showcase some of the most artistic forms of filmmaking with examples like ‘Trainspotting.’ Similarly, the 2017 movie, ‘Woodshock’ presents some compelling visuals that match a deeply introspective story with themes of guilt and grief.
The movie revolves around the character of Theresa who assists her terminally ill mother in committing suicide by making her smoke a poison-laced cannabis joint. She works in a cannabis dispensary where an old man asks her for some poison-laced marijuana as well. Unfortunately, she mixes his batch with that of a young man named Johnny, killing him. The guilt pushes her into depression which leads to her attempting to commit suicide herself. However, as she smokes the poison-laced marijuana gradually, she gets powerful hallucinations.
The character of Theresa is played by Kirsten Dunst. Other cast members include Pilou Asbæk of ‘Game of Thrones‘ fame, Joe Cole, and Steph DuVall. ‘Woodshock’ is written and directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy: a couple of sisters who are primarily known for being fashion designers.
Woodshock Filming Locations
‘Woodshock’ is a trippy movie that is primarily set in the countryside. The woods and natural landscape are more than integral components of the movie. They turn out to be extremely crucial themes of ‘Woodshock.’ Hence, it is natural for viewers to wonder where the movie has been filmed.
Humboldt County, California
‘Woodshock’ has been primarily filmed in Humboldt County in the state of California. The county’s Redwood forests were used a lot for filming purposes. As stated earlier, the woods and trees prove to be an integral theme of the film. Have a look at the following Instagram post. It proves how filming was carried out in the Redwoods in Humboldt County:
Within Humboldt County, filming was carried out in Eureka, according to IMDb. To be more specific, filming was carried out in 3 Corners Market in Eureka. Additionally, Arcata Plaza in Arcata was used to shoot the street scenes in the film. Have a look at some other behind-the-scenes photos shared by Kate and Laura Mulleavy:
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Happy Earth Day. 🌏 It was an honor to make a film about the Redwoods, which have inspired our entire careers. Growing up in Northern California completely shaped the way that we observe the world and our natural surroundings. In the small strip of land on which the Redwoods grow, there is a feeling of mysticism created by their presence. Humanity is so small in comparison to their energy and legacy. (Ph: K.K. Barrett, 1st day of shooting on #woodshock). #earthday
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