Writer/director Sheldon Candis and producer Jason Berman talk with Josh Welsh, Film Independent’s Director of Artist Development, about their feature film Luv, which tells the story of William “Woody” Watson, a shy 11-year old boy who is forced to face the unpleasant truth about his only father figure during one harrowing day on the mean streets of Baltimore. Luv will have its world premiere in the narrative competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
First off, congratulations on finishing Luv, and of course for getting into Sundance! Sheldon, what’s your background and how did you get into film?
Sheldon Candis: I was born in Baltimore. Half of my childhood was there and the other half in Statesville, Nc. My love for movies came from two places: One, my father would religiously take my mom and me to see movies