Opens next Friday, Jan. 6th, on Digital platforms and in Select Theaters
Written and Directed by John Swab
Starring Olivia Luccardi, Sam Quartin, Eden Brolin, Owen Campbell, Guinevere Turner, Virginia Rand and William Baldwin
Candy Land follows Remy (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows), a seemingly naive and devout young woman, who finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself into the underground world of truck stop sex workers a.k.a. "lot lizards," courtesy of her hosts, Sadie (Sam Quartin, Body Brokers), Riley (Eden Brolin, "Yellowstone"), Liv (Virginia Rand) and Levi (Owen Campbell, X). Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, Nora (Guinevere Turner, American Psycho), and enigmatic local lawman, Sheriff Rex (William Baldwin, The Squid and the Whale), Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the lot lizard code to find her true calling in life.
About the Director
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Swab's films are based upon prevalent themes from his life, including addiction, abuse, crime and redemption: Candy Land, a provocative horror/thriller set in the underground world of truck stop sex workers; Little Dixie, an action/thriller starring Frank Grillo set for release via Paramount; Ida Red, an action/thriller starring Josh Hartnett, Frank Grillo and Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo, which world premiered at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival; Body Brokers, an expose about the predatory drug addiction treatment business, starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Frank Grillo and Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo; Run with the Hunted, Woodstock Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film Winner, an action/thriller starring Ron Perlman, Dree Hemingway and Michael Carmen Pitt.