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.

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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.

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The team:

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:

Alan Brown

Margarita Blessing

Dominique Curtis

Kirk Keen

Terry Breslin

Johannes Deyoung

Andrea Fiorillo

David Perry

Jessica Litwak

Mary Simmonds

Betsy and Ted Weinstein

Rebecca Hamilton

Richard Goldberg

Sammye Sanborn

Suze Demarchi

Lee & Melinda Weinstein

Anna & Stephen Schneider

Molly Allen

Roby Roberts

Rebecca Rigg & Simon Baker

Gail Berman & William Masters

Mel Lee

Paul Walsh

Lynette Werning

Yale School of Drama


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