WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 WINNER - NY PERSPECTIVES AWARD
- United States
- 80 mins
|Texas Trash, Sophia Lamar, Cory "Whorse" Kimbrow-Dana, Dean Dempsey, Lucille Bignom, Neon Music|
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Using the director’s biological father and true stories strung together in a fictional narrative, CANDY APPLE follows Texas Trash as he struggles to get sober while his son Bobby attempts to launch a career in filmmaking. Meanwhile Trash has all but abandoned landing a job or reigniting his band as planned, and has fallen at the heels of local eccentric, Roxy. With the help of hallucinogens, the two embark on regular adventures through New York and other worlds. When Bobby hears of Trash’s relapse and near fatal overdose, his confidence and belief in his father is broken. As the cast’s relationships weaken, CANDY APPLE ends where it begins, with the father and son struggling to balance desire with reality but never getting it right.
Dean Dempsey is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in New York City. With a history geared more toward conceptual and experimental video, Candy Apple marks Dean's first narrative feature film. In addition to video, Dean is also prolific in photography, painting and mixed media installation with a focus on dual opposites and intersections between intimacy and what is public. He is represented by Georges Berges Gallery in New York and Beijing, China.