On November 2nd, 2018 I will launch a campaign to raise the final funds to finish “Candice” – a documentary about Candice Vadala, aka Candida Royalle, a film five years in the making.
This project was instigated by Candice, she wanted an opportunity to tell her own story in her own words. In the Summer of 2014, she and I worked together to run an ambitious campaign to fund the entire film. Regrettably that process was tiring and we didn’t meet our goal.
We went on to raise some funds through private sources, but still not enough to complete the project – to date this film has largely been self-financed by my company Dimestore Productions. As we head into the final phase things are a bit overwhelming as real costs for real people mount. Editor/Composer/Legal/Post-Production/Rights for footage etc. These are real costs that can’t be avoided on the path to completion.
Originally, Candice and I were calling the film “While You Were Gone: The Untold Story of Candida Royalle”. In the last year it has become clear that this isn’t only a film about Candida Royalle, this is a film about the woman behind the headlines. This is a film about Candice.
I am sad to be completing this film without Candice beside me. At the same time, I am excited to finally be completing this film. This is what Candice wanted, to share the story of her life with the world. It truly is her own story in her own words.
With the successful completion of this campaign the film will be finished Winter 2019 and I am so hopeful it will find its way into film festivals worldwide and also to find broadcasters in North America.
Thank you for reading and for your patience on this endeavor!