A therapist prescribes a young prostitute to an ex con struggling to work through his troubled past.
An aging ex con learns his therapist has scheduled a call girl to pay him a visit as part of his therapy. In spite of vigorous objections, the anxiety ridden 52 year old parolee opens his door to the young hustler. Between her need to get high and his fear of rejection, the faux romantic tryst quickly unravels, sparking a conversation about life, choices and regret leading to an unexpected outcome.
Written and Directed by:
SEX & CANDY
Not all happy endings have a happy ending.
A NARRATIVE SHORT FILM
Anticipated rating: PG-13 ( Adult language, Content)
Running time: 21 minutes
Director of Photography
Hair & Make up
Post Production Sound
Ricardo Nunez Roman
World Post Studios
“Never be Alone”
Written and performed by Steve Collom
Written by Performed by
CAST & CREW BIOS:
Tracy is an award winning writer, actor, and producer. After getting his start in the theater, performing in nearly forty theatrical stage productions, he went on to co found the Zion Repertory Theatre Company. His passion for storytelling inspired him to develop his talents as a writer. After working several years to develop his craft as a screenwriter, he formed Paradise Road Productions, where he wrote and produced his first feature film, Return with Honor, in 2007. The film received multiple festival awards and went on to achieve a theatrical release distribution deal. Sex & Candy is his first short film project.
Marley began her education in Ayutla, Jalisco Mexico before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. An avid writer and comedian, Marley loves the creative process and the challenges that come with playing complex, troubled characters. Since graduating from UCLA she has focused on developing her talents and growing her body of work.
Cinematographer AJ Young, started his career in Arizona before completing his degree in cinematography at Columbia College, a prestigious film school in Chicago. He has been working and creating as a cinematographer since 2010. AJ is able to get into a filmmaker’s head and bring their vision to life and he looks forward to watching the director smile as they watch the dailies. He has worked on and won multiple awards for his cinematography, including The Gun Equation, an official selection for the Cannes Shorts Festival.
After years as a practicing Board Certified Aesthetician, Shekinah decided to pursue Makeup Artistry. Concurrent with her studies in Business management at the University of Phoenix, she enrolled in an intensive artistry course at Dinair, the company that revolutionized the cosmetic industry in the early 80”s. There she studied under the worlds leading experts in Airbrush Makeup. Shortly after achieving her certification as an Airbrush Artist, her talents earned her a spot as an instructor for the company. Now residing in Hollywood, California she works as an Aesthetician and freelance Makeup Artist in Runway, Film, Commercial, Events and Print.
Michael graduated with an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA where he won both the Jack Nicholson and Larry Thor awards for writing. He has directed 3 feature films including award winning films such as Return With Honor and Price of the American Dream 2 and most recently Chihuahua; The Movie. He is a member of IA 700, the Motion Picture Editors Guild. He worked his way from apprentice to full editor on such films as The Color Purple, Witness, Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Midnight Run. Since then he has cut over 17 feature films for such companies as the Disney Channel, Paramount and Showtime. Michael has taught editing, film production, film art and screenwriting at the College of Santa Fe, Citrus College in Glendora, CA, and Brigham Young University.