A sweet n’ sour look at candy, capitalism and the fringes of the American Dream, CANDYMAN chronicles the rise and fall of Jelly Belly mastermind David Klein. Directed with subtle whimsy by New Zealander Costa Botes (who famously helmed FORGOTTEN SILVER with another famous New Zealander, Peter Jackson), and featuring running commentary by pop icon “Weird Al” Yankovic, CANDYMAN is a winning underdog story that’s as charmingly eccentric as its candy creator and his sugarcoated creations.
Eddie began tracking and championing the film prior to its premiere at Slamdance in 2010, and following those successful screenings, came on board as Executive Producer. He brought along pal and accomplished editor Doug Blush (WORDPLAY, IOUSA, OUTRAGE), and together the pair collaborated on a polish of the film. This new cut debuted at Toronto’s Hot Docs, with plans underway for national release.
For Eddie, the film also marks a personal Hollywood milestone: sharing a title ‘billing block’ with the great Al Yankovic. Watch the trailer and visit the official movie site.
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