The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation has selected the short horror film "Candy," shot entirely in Bradenton, to be part of its Short Film Showcase on Feb. 9 in SAG's Manhattan boardroom. The event is to spotlight the talent of independent filmmakers and their ability to cast SAG actors.
Director, editor, and co-executive producer Sage Hall plays the lead/title role in "Candy." Her StarFruit Productions is also known for creating award-winning wedding films for clients in Sarasota and Manatee.
Bradenton-based Jesse Kozel serves as creator, co-executive producer. He also play's Marcus, Candy's son in the short film. Kozel is the owner of Bloody Unique Entertainment.
Los Angeles-based Jenny Beres, formerly of Sarasota, wrote the script for "Candy." In the summer of 2007, her debut drama "If The Devil Could Fall In Love," was honored by the Players of Sarasota.
SAG's Short Film Showcase will screen only 9 films on Feb. 9 for selected guests and local union members. Hall and producer Nikki Kostyun will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the screening. Click for details.
"It’s Halloween night and Marcus is bringing home a date, not such a good idea if your mom is Candy."