Award-winning feature “CANDiLAND” starring Oscar nominee Gary Busey to be released in the US on February 7th

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, February 1, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The award-winning “CANDiLAND” stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon), Chelah Horsdal (Man in The High Castle, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Minority Report, The 100). The feature film will be released in the United States on February 7th, 2017, by Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC. IndustryWorks Studios will release the film theatrically in Canada in select theatres beginning February 3rd, 2017. CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. New lovebirds Peter (James Clayton) and Tess (Chelah Horsdal) find solace in each other’s brokenness. They decide to isolate themselves from the world inside Peter’s apartment, creating their own reality – CANDiLAND, but their possessive love descends into a surreal savagery. Their only hope to survive is the intervention of Peter’s estranged father Arnie (Gary Busey). But will he reach them in time? Gary Busey states, “CANDiLAND teaches us to pay attention to the heart of the injured like you haven’t paid attention before.” […] Full article:...

Interview with ‘CANDiLAND’ star James Clayton

James Clayton is the co-founder of Motorcycle Boy Productions, and is the actor, producer, and creative genius behind the hot new thriller film “CANDiLAND” available out on DVD and Blu-Ray Feb. 7, 2017. Due out soon are more of Clayton’s anticipated projects “Residue,” and “Genesis Code.” He just played Colonel Theodore Roosevelt on “Timeless,” and is also known for his spots on “Supernatural,” “Fringe,” and “Minority Report.” Get to know this talent as Clayton took some time out of his busy schedule to chat… […] Full article:...

Reel People briefs: Agam Darshi, Rendez-Vous French Film Fest, CANDiLAND

CANDiLAND: The locally shot feature film CANDiLAND has its hometown premiere at the Rio Theatre this week. From the press release: “New lovebirds Peter (James Clayton) and Tess (Chelah Horsdal) find solace in each other’s brokenness. They decide to isolate themselves from the world inside Peter’s apartment, creating their own reality – CANDiLAND – but their possessive love descends into a surreal savagery. Their only hope to survive is the intervention of Peter’s estranged father Arnie (Gary Busey). But will he reach them in time?” CANDiLAND is based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and was adapted for the screen by director Rusty Nixon. CANDiLAND – which won Best World Premiere at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2016 – features a long list of Vancouver talent, including Lori Triolo, David Lewis, Dave Collette, and Blaine Anderson. CANDiLAND has its Vancouver premiere at the Rio Theatre on February 3; writer-director Rusty Nixon, actors Chelah Horsdal and James Clayton, and novelist Elizabeth Engstrom will be in attendance for a post-film panel discussion moderated by producer Blaine Anderson. For tickets, visit https://riotheatretickets.ca. Full article:...

Two Lovers Take a Twisted Trip Through Candiland

Writer-director Rusty Nixon begins shooting the new horror film Candiland in Vancouver later this month. The project is based on the novel “Candyland” by Elizabeth Engstrom. Gary Busey, James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal will star. The latter will play Tess, Recently divorced and heartbroken, who finds herself abandoned at a bar on her girl’s night out. There she encounters the eccentric and rich Peter – a man cursed with the condition of heightened sensory perception and desperately searching for a moment’s peace. The two instantly fall in love and withdraw to Peter’s apartment for a lengthy and addicting love affair. Days of bliss pass by but when Tess realizes she should leave and resume her life, Peter proposes a dangerous idea – isolate each other in his apartment to create their own pure reality; one free of pain and the dictates of society. Now, cut off from the world and locked inside what Peter calls “Candiland,” the lovers embark on a dogmatic quest for a higher existence. But slowly, they begin to descend into madness – turning the once lovers into mortal enemies. More on this one as it comes in....