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The Valley’s Ben Sinclair dishes on the story behind his hit HBO show

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Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:02 am

Growing up in Scottsdale, Ben Sinclair was active in Temple Kol Ami’s youth group and even served as a counselor at a Jewish summer camp in California. So how did this nice Jewish boy end up selling pot in Brooklyn?

Sinclair is the co-creator and star of the HBO show “High Maintenance,” which explores the lives of the customers of a bike-riding pot dealer called simply the Guy, played by Sinclair. Originally, the show was filmed on the barest of budgets and financed by Sinclair and his then-wife, casting director Katja Blichfeld, the show’s co-creator. In 2014, Vimeo offered to fund and host the series until HBO came calling in 2015.

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