"Lady Buds" Film Finishing Fund


"Lady Buds," the grass-roots feature documentary needs the last bit of funds to finish!

The filmmakers are still working hard to finish the film so that audiences far and wide can stream it in their homes. We need to raise approximately $30,000 to pay for legal fees, music licensing costs and other post production bills we still owe. We have given everything to this film, it's been a true labor of love, and we have nothing left.  We're very grateful to the community who has supported us over the years and couldn't have done it without you!

We've been excited to be able to preview "Lady Buds" at a handful of film festivals and are truly grateful for the amazing audience response and press we've received. 

Please share this far and wide on social media, as our goal with this campaign is to reach as many people as possible. Your donation and support will not only help finish the film, but you’re actually making a difference — “Lady Buds” will create conversations and awareness around cannabis education, reparative justice and raising womxn up in the industry.

"Lady Buds" - Chris J. Russo, Director/Producer 96min
Six courageous women emerge from the shadows of the cannabis underground to go legal. But with corporations taking over the industry, these trailblazers risk everything to make their American Dream come true in the very market they helped create.

Executive Producer - Shauna Harden
Producers - Michael J. Katz, Christian Bruno, Chris J. Russo
Co-Producers - Jamie DeLaCruz, Rafael Roy, Rebecca Sekulich, Marah Strauch
Editor/Writer - Tamara Maloney
Cinematographer - Christian Bruno
Composer - Abby Posner
  • Elena Ferrero 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Shannon DeGrooms 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • John paradiso 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Gacinta Moran 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
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CJ Russo 
Los Angeles, CA
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