Exclusive: Scott Petersen Talks ‘Hitchhiking to the Edge of Sanity’

Director and documentary filmmaker Scott Petersen sat down to talk to us at length about his newest project Hitchhiking to the Edge of Sanity. The doc follows a multi-continent journey of two friends in the early 1970s. Having traveled alone throughout a large portion of the globe myself, I can tell you that the experience is at once eye-opening, inspiring, and at times quite dangerous. Check out our interview below!

Hitchhiking to the Edge of Sanity is currently available on Amazon and will be coming to Tubi in the future.


What started out as two young Kansas kids setting out to find themselves in late 1970, turned to disillusionment and danger. Photographer Ewert and writer Russell traveled across Europe experiencing the continent in Forrest Gump fashion — attending French President Charles De Gaulle’s memorial service at Notre Dame, meeting famed photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, tooling around Paris with writer James Jones (”From Here To Eternity”) in his convertible, hanging out with Dutch anarchist weed purveyors in Amsterdam and rubbing elbows with American diplomats in Brussels. Along the way, their car was stolen — twice — and they were almost arrested in Amsterdam. If they were looking for experiences, Ewert and Russell certainly found them.


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