Press Release

New Road Trip Short Film "Recalculating" Making a Stop at the Cannabis Convention

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 22, 2016 – The new stoner comedy, “Recalculating,” starring Zack Pearlman (The Intern), Peter Gilroy (Bath Boys Comedy), Brina Palencia (Borderland) and Academy Award winner, Cloris Leachman, will screen at the upcoming 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles in September.

The short film will play as part of the CWCBExpo Networking Event, Thursday, September 8th, at 6 p.m. at the L.A. Convention Center’s Petree Hall. The After Expo Networking Event is open to anyone with a CWCBExpo tradeshow and conference badge.

Recalculating, directed by Diane Fredel-Weis, follows two friends (Pearlman and Gilroy) as they hotbox their car en route to a party. The trip takes an unexpected turn when their GPS (voiced by Palencia) goes haywire and takes them on a wild ride encountering an eccentric driver (Leachman) along the way.

Fredel-Weis’ company, Laugh More Entertainment, worked with Revek Entertainment (producer of the Sundance Short winner, Whiplash, and more recently The Tribes of Palos Verdes) to produce “Recalculating.” Fredel-Weis has worked extensively in the entertainment industry for The Walt Disney Company and is a former partner of the international museum and themed entertainment design firm, Bob Weis Design Island. Her writing credits include the Showtime film, “Inconceivable.”

The Annual CWCBExpo is the leading professional forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic industry. For more information and to register, visit

Following CWCBExpo, Recalculating will screen at the L.A. Indie Film Festival (Sept. 15-18), and Chicago Comedy Film Fest (November 11-12). For more information about the film, please visit