Candy

Candy Short Film

We’re teaming with The Current for the next two months to deliver 10 short films from 10 different directors, focused on social trends explored through cinema. The fifth short film, Candy, bounces between images of a woman walking through crowded streets and explaining her sexuality while seated on a stool that definitely wasn’t designed for her. As she strolls, she appears to relish the attention, but as she describes a personal evolution, it seems more likely that she holds her head up high because she knows a secret to life. What is true power? What is true self-esteem? How we do we see members of the opposite sex? Here’s one intriguing viewpoint. “Passion, curiosity and thirst for knowledge have defined my work and career; I am always willing to learn, and embrace new ideas and perspectives,” says director Daniel Salan. “I currently work part time as an Art Director / Graphic designer, and additionally run my own little studio where work with film and visual communication, both professionally and with my own personal projects. “I have been working with film in different forms, though music videos have dominated my line of work; it is a format I find extremely fun and challenging. Currently, however, I am moving in a new direction, and scratching the surface of the drama genre. “Through the main character Candy, who is a determined and strong sex positive feminist woman, I want show the fine line between sexuality and integrity of a woman. Also to raise questions about gender equality, […]

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A school principle explores his dark side, a young girl seeks to lose her virginity, a group of children plan a macabre tribute to the town’s scariest myth, a hermit sits bitterly in his home, and a couple debate the merits of the rules of Halloween. How are these stories connected? Are they connected? Who the hell is that creepy little bastard in the burlap sack?

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You’re not being responsible by refusing to give into the pop culture peer pressure of handing out Halloween candy. You’re just being a douche.

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Indiana Jones Candy Bar

Indiana Jones has his own “Snickers Adventure Bar” and “Mint Crunch” M&Ms specially designed for the whip-slinging, hat-wearing adventurer. What, no “Snake Surprise” or “Monkey Brains” a la Temple of Doom?!

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published: 11.21.2014
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published: 11.21.2014
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