Candace is a 9-minute short film by Emma Weinstein and Stella Baker starring Stella Baker and Moses Ingram and 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 premiered on May 13th in Cannes, France as part of the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival where it won BEST FILM. It has also played at Le Petit Cannes Film Festival, the Brooklyn Women's Film Festival and will make its West Coast Premiere at Outfest this July. For tickets to Outfest, visit: http://www.outfest.org/filmguide/girls-shorts/
Candace was made by a diverse team of artists the vast majority of whom identify as women, queer, and/or trans.
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.
Craig Weiseman - Editor
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
Special thanks to these amazing folks:
Betsy and Ted Weinstein
Lee & Melinda Weinstein
Anna & Stephen Schneider
Rebecca Rigg & Simon Baker
Gail Berman & William Masters
Yale School of Drama