RELEASE: 21 april 2022
How far are you physically and mentally able to go as an Olympic skateboarder? In Candy we follow Candy Jacobs in search of a medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 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: Ruud Lenssen
Camera: Rob Hodselmans, Maarten Schellekens, Ruud Geuijen
Sound: Menno van den Berg, Ivo Bemelmans, Frank Ikink, Bente van der Spek
Editing: Ozan Olçay, Ruud Lenssen
Music: Stan Spronken
Coaching: Niekie Khaled
With support of the Limburg Film Fonds, Cultuurregio Noord-Limburg, Gemeente Venlo en Cultuurimpuls Venlo.