“No glorification and idolatry, just a hard-working, totally obsessed young woman with only one goal: skate until she literally drops.”
“Beautiful portrait of a beautiful person. You don’t have to be a skateboard fan to enjoy this movie” ★★★1/2
“Honest look into the life of Candy Jacobs”
What happens when passion turns into obsession and you lose the one thing you live for: the freedom to skate. CANDY is a documentary about Europe’s leading female skateboarder Candy Jacobs. On her way to eternal glory, the ultimate disaster strikes.
Candy gives an intimate insight in to the world of Candy Jacobs: Europe’s best female skateboarder who despite her insecurities and injured knees, is on her way to realize her Olympic dream.
Skateboarding is Candy’s life. When she’s on her board she experiences a ‘rush’. A state of mind in which she finds peace and can be who she truly is. She is addicted to skateboarding and that has a self-destructive downside. What will happen when Candy can’t skate in result of a severe knee injury? And how will she cope with herself when the ultimate disaster strikes?
Directed and produced by:
STREAMING NOW: vimeo.com/ondemand/candydoc
Screenings & Awards
– Limburg Film Festival 2022 (NL), official openingsfilm
– Highfive Festival 2022, Annecy (FRA), Nomination Best Documentary
– International FICTS Fest, Milano (ITA) 2022, Mention D’Honneur
– Bettiah International Filmfestival (INDIA) 2023, Winner Best Women Empowerment Film