“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”
“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:
With support of the Limburg Film Fonds, Cultuurregio Noord-Limburg, Gemeente Venlo en Cultuurimpuls Venlo.