Candy Factory Films Launches Genre Arm, Electric Candy; Announces Slate
New York, NY – May 12, 2015 – Candy Factory Films, the new forward-thinking,
filmmaker-friendly production and distribution company, is launching Electric
Candy – an alternative arm reserved for releasing the company’s edgier,
quirkier, and genre-driven content.
The company is proud to announce the first titles to be released under the Electric
Candy name: Writer/Director Eddie Mullins’ pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays, starring Leo Fitzpatrick (Kids) will be released day and date on
June 5; Sarah Adina Smith’s paranormal psychodrama, The Midnight Swim, which recently won an audience award at AFI Fest, will receive a limited theatrical and VOD release on June 26th.
Candy Factory has also just acquired Patrick Ryan’s revenge drama, Darkness on the Edge of Town, which screened at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival and garnered high praise for
its script, performances, and cinematography. Maren Olson of Traction Media
negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with Caitlin Gold of Candy
“The launch of our genre arm is a major growth-spurt for our young company,” says
Candy Factory CEO Jason Ward. “We’re thrilled to welcome these exceptional
films and filmmakers into our family.”
Additional titles to be released under the Electric moniker include Merlin Dervisevic’s Cruel &
Unusual, starring award-winning actors Richard Harmon (The Age of Adaline) and Michael Eklund (Watchmen), and Brandon Nicholas’ surreal thriller, Limbus, which tells the
story of four cult members stuck in purgatory following a mass suicide.