Candace has played at festivals worldwide including the Mill Valley Film Festival, Outfest, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Portland International Film Festival and the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Film. The below is an industry screener, accessible by password.
Candace was written by Em Weinstein and Stella Baker and stars Stella Baker and Moses Ingram. It was produced by Michael Breslin and Alix Masters.
Candace was shot in August of 2017 by a cast and crew of Yale School of Drama and Yale College students and professional filmmakers.
Candace was made by a diverse team of artists the vast majority of whom identify as women, queer, and/or trans.
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The day before Charlie leaves for college, her relationship with her best friend Nina explodes as they figure out how to say goodbye. Candace explores questions of race, queerness, and identity through the messy intimacy of young female friendship.
Songs + music for Candace were composed by Jacob Masters aka Highschool Jacob
Montclair Film Festival
Candace will screen at the Montclair Film Festival in Montclair, New Jersey this May.
CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival
Candace will screen at the CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival from April 11-14 in Bellingham, Washington.
Wicked Queer Boston LGBTQ Film Festival
Candace will screen at the Wicked Queer Boston LGBTQ Film Festival in March 2019.
Candace will screen at Chéries Chéris, France’s largest LGBTQ Film Festival in Paris in November 2018.
Portland Film Festival
Candace will screen at the Portland Film Festival in Portland, OR in October 2018.
Mill Valley Film Festival
Candace will screen at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, CA in October 2018.
New Hampshire Film Festival
Candace will screen at the New Hampshire International Film Festival in Portsmouth, NH in October 2018.
Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival
Candace will screen at the Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival in Seattle, WA in October 2018.
Great Lakes International Film Festival
Candace will screen at the Great Lakes International Film Festival in Erie, PA in September 2018.
Candace will screen at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles on August 12th, 2018.l
Candace will screen at the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island on August 8th, 2018.
Candace screened at Outfest Los Angeles, the world's premiere LGBTQ Film Festival in July, 2018.
Brooklyn Women's Film Festival
Candace screened at the Brooklyn Women's Film Festival in June, 2018
American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival
Candace screened at the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival where it won Best Short.
Em Weinstein - Director, Writer
Stella Baker - Writer, Actor (Nina)
Moses Ingram - Actor (Charlie)
Alexa Wolf - Director of Photography
Alix Masters - Producer
Michael Breslin - Producer
Craig Weiseman - Editor
Stephanie Cohen - Production Designer
Isabella Olaguera - 1st Assistant Director
Mika Eubanks - Costumes, Hair & Makeup
Yuri Inoue, - 1st Assistant Camera
Elsa Gibsonbraden - Art Director
Armando Huipe - Line Producer, UPM
Deanna Williams - Production Sound Mixer
Dan Debrey - Gaffer
Rachel Kessler - Key Grip
Stratton Bailey - Underwater Camera Operator
Julian Evans - Post Production Sound
Jacob Masters - Original Music
Emma Gregoline - Graphic Designer
Derek Means - Color Grading
Alexander Bailey - 2nd Assistant Camera
Ronan Day-Lewis - DIT
Kathy Ruvuna - Sound Assistant
With Penelope Keen and Amaira Traynham as child Charlie and Nina