We started Kush Boys in 2007 to produce our first animation called Master Kush. It was created by me and two of my closest friends and brothers, Jamal Weathers and Andrew Todd. We raised several hundred thousand dollars for it. We traveled around the world, to Hong Kong and Shanghai for the animation production, went to animation festivals and conventions in Paris and Annecy. Everyone loved it. We talked with Tommy Chong to play Master Kush and a bunch of really great talents to do voices. Distribution was being discuss at several major studios. But after pouring years of our heart and soul, in 2012, Andrew passed away. It devastated Jamal and I and put me into a state depression. Trying to work on something funny was just impossible. So the cartoon project was shelved.
Now I like to talk a little about Andy. He was one of the most genuine person. He was a kind-hearted, caring, passionated, free-spirited soul, and also a creative writing genius. For many years, he maintained a job at the Screen Actors Guild while being a cannabis caregiver in Hollywood. He often gave free cannabis to people that was in medical need or couldn’t afford it. I called him Saint Andrew of Hollywood. The time we spent working on MK was literally one of the best times of my life. We laughed in tears til my lungs and stomach was hurting.
So now in 2016, even though the cartoon is still not in production, I just can’t take this page down. One day Jamal and I will finish what we all started. I’m still in love with this cartoon and we will bring this to life. For now, I wanted everyone to know the back story of what happened to Master Kush. But really I wanted you guys to know what an incredible soul Andrew Todd was.
Co-Creator of Master Kush
His full name is AKURA KUSHIMOTA aka Master Kush. Akura used to be an internationally famous martial arts legend and movie star. Imagine if Bruce Lee got old, fat and spoiled by Hollywood, then modeled his later career after Marlon Brando. Master Kush also comes from a military lineage and served in a Top Secret, Elite Special-Forces Unit known as “MK ULTRA.” Now a veteran and a retired movie star, Master Kush currently lives in his fortified estate in Lake Hollywood. Now he craves the simple life of a gardener, and continues to grow and challenge himself in martial arts, as well as cooking with his own herbal remedies. Prone to disrespect evil, and plagued by encounters with the “Illuminazi Central Union,” Master Kush is really just a playful chauvinist with a heart of gold. Today Akura has many high-profiled friends (actors, producers, musicians, politicians, etc.) that love him dearly. They stop by his place to chill and maybe enjoy his fresh bowls of broccoli.
Master Kush’s only daughter was brought up with a heart of gold and platinum, around LA’s elite lifestyles in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Hollywood Hills, Palisades, and Malibu. She is a vision of unique beauty with a little hip-hop flavor, a super cool all around girl next door. Guys fall in love with her constantly. She’s very witty and at times a bit quirky, but stays pretty down to earth. In her fast world of young glamour, money and fame, Sativa still continues her search for enlightenment and divinity. She lives a eco-friendly green life. She recycles by donating her shoes to other needy girls. She goes to school, as well as balancing minimum-waged part-time jobs so she can continue getting her $20k monthly allowance from daddy.
Kief Richards is Master Kush’s apprentice. He was a young child protégé who left the mix martial arts world for the fast and glamorous life of Hollywood film-making. He had his first movie role at the age of thirteen. By sixteen, he was a young hearthtrob and his movies were huge blockbusters. But by the time he was nineteen, he was living a fast life with a string of faster girls. But then he got addicted to skiing and other extreme sporting activities. Kief was later forced into rehab. After awhile in rehab, he longs to get back to his martial arts roots and learn Master Kush’s JEET DO KUSH” aka The Kush Technique. He then seeks to find Master Kush. Kief also occasionally get advices from his personal guardian angel, “EAZY.” Eazy shows him how to find “KUSH.”
He’s Master Kush’s parrot. Dank thinks he’s a tough Scarlet Macaw bird. He was a cracked-egg baby bird saved by a pimp (Mac Dro) from Vallejo. Mac Dro gave Dank to Master Kush as a gift and moved down to LA with ambitions of being a DJ. He loves Southern Cali, gangsta music and his movie collection. He runs into other animals in the hills; the Black Mafia Crows from Inglewood, his neighbor friend Peter Skunk.
Cecile Millia is Master Kush’s close friend and housekeeper. She’s an ex-movie production set designer and artist. She was born in the US but raised in Europe, until she moved to Westwood to attend UCLA when she was 19. She interned as a Production Assistant on Master Kush’s “Chasing The Dragon” set in the mid-seventies where they first met. He meets her again years later where he offered his pad to her in exchange to help him maintain it. She became a white widow after her husband past away. She has a daughter living in Sacramento working as a lawyer.
Master Kush’s Chasing The Dragon
COMIC BOOK SERIES
IN 1975, A YOUNG FILMMAKER NAMED AKURA KUSHIMOTA, AKA “MASTER KUSH,” RISKED HIS ENTIRE LIFE SAVINGS TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE SCI-FI SAMURAI EPIC. QUICKLY AFTER RUMORS CIRCULATED THAT THE MAVERICK DIRECTOR WAS EXPOSING MILITARY SECRETS HE HAD LEARNED WORKING AS AN ASSASIN DURING THE WAR, THE FILM CANISTERS WERE SEIZED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S ELITE SECRET BRANCH “THE ILLUMINAZI CENTRAL UNION.” THE MOVIE WAS NEVER COMPLETED, SINCE BECOMING A CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD LEGEND. UNTIL RECENTLY…
THE FILM WE NEVER GOT TO SEE WAS CALLED… “CHASING THE DRAGON.”
THIS IS THE DIRECTOR’S CUT, THE WAY MASTER KUSH INTENDED IT TO BE SEEN OVER 30 YEARS AGO. GET IT BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS AGAIN FOREVER!