Art, heavy metal, blood, sex and addiction mix to psychedelic insanity in Joe Begos’ Bliss. A talented painter with a reputation for her dark artwork is struggling to move past a serious creative block. Needing drugs and booze to kick-start her inspiration, she scores the latest hot drug called Bliss and finds herself on a long trip down towards infernal apotheosis, as she dives deep into the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles. Shot on 16 mm and drenched in neon glow and practical effects driven gore, Bliss plays like Gaspar Noé by way of Abel Ferrara. Roaring with searing visuals and kinetic energy, its a film that absolutely screams to be seen on the big screen. Buckle up, because you won't go on a wilder ride this year.