Park City, Utah
When Sheldon Candis decided to go to USC for film school, his parents did not exactly jump for joy. It was a different case on Monday, January 23rd when his film LUV premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His film was a 9 year labor of love that he crafted from beginning to end with his writing partner, Justin Wilson. For a first time writer/director, many people are left to wonder how it's possible to assemble such a rock star stellar cast. Some say it's all about the "Trojan Mafia", referring to the close knit group of super producers turned out by USC film program. The film features hip hop legend, COMMON, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles Dutton, Michael Rainey Jr, Marz Lovejoy and many others.
What we learned from Sheldon Candis is that he is genuine, kind, intelligent and well loved. He had a significant entourage from Baltimore and Los Angeles traveling with him. Some reports were up to 300 people made the pilgrimage to support their favorite filmmaker. All awards and accolades aside, Sheldon and company have completed a very important objective for independent filmmaking as a whole. They assembled an all star cast, produced a very personal story, launched a few careers and re-ignited a few others.
The film is currently in negotiations for distribution, with Hollywood Studios International handling sales. The film was said to be made for under 5M so we are going to have a little fun and predict it gets purchased for 7.5M world wide and domestic then turns out to gross 40M in 2013. We also predict it will get nominated for SAG, Globes and Oscars.
All for now, See you there.
Other projects by Kevin Faircourt
HOTEL MODELING - FASHION ADVERTISING
Faircourt Editorial strikes up a chat with a couple of lovely hotel darlings and then end up in the elevator clicking shutters and striking poses.
Matthew Prince for Nelson j Salon
Matthew Prince for Nelson j Salon in Beverly Hills. Photographed by KJ Faircourt.
Executive Assistant Luxury Imports
The Enzo Ferrari is a million dollar car. It is very fast and very rare.
LUV the Film at Sundance
LUV was written and directed by Sheldon Candis. Starring Common, Michael Rainey Jr, Megan Goode and Danny Glover.
TONY TOSCANO - FILM CRITIC
Tony Toscano teaches interview techniques as he discusses his very first celebrity interview with Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling. What were you doing in 8th grade?
SALON VIVA PORTRAIT SESSIONS
Kevin Faircourt presents Salon Viva Portrait Sessions
Amanda Reich Rock Angel Photo Editorial
Danielle Zaugg delivers another set of wildly striking images with model Amanda Reich.
This is Christine Adams.
Christine Adams for Kevin Faircourt.
Beck Black Editorial at Jaxaa Rare Exotics, Topanga Cyn
During our exclusive interview with editorial photographer Kevin Faircourt, we learn that Beck Black comes from a long line of deeply rooted indigenous people. She whispers lovely tales with the breezy twist and turn of a drive down into the valley.
ASHER BRADSHAW - SKATEBOARD DOCUMENTARY
Asher Bradshaw is a 2 time US Skateboarding Champion. He is 8 years old and his dad is the coolest guy in the world.