Reality is Skewed in the Eccentric Drama CANDY APPLE, an Homage to NYC's Lower East Side of the '70s & '80s, Arriving on DVD on 11/28 from IndiePix Films
"If you like your New York served up grimy, and filled with an assortment of intense, oddball characters that are low on cash but high on ideas,
you don't want to miss Candy Apple"
-- Indie Flurry
REALITY IS SKEWED IN AN ECCENTRIC, ECLECTIC
FATHER-SON STORY, AN HOMAGE TO THE
LOWER EAST SIDE OF THE '70s & '80s
Street Date: November 28, 2017
The Blackly Comic Feature Film Debut of Visual Artist Dean Dempsey
in Collaboration with CREEM Magazine Arrives on DVD this November
CANDY APPLE, the first feature-length narrative film from visual artist Dean Dempsey (who also stars) uses Dempsey's biological father and a handful of true stories to weave an eccentric, eclectic and compelling black comedy. The collaboration with CREEM Magazine, an homage to New York's gritty Lower East Side of the '70s & '80s features a cast of familiar art world and nightlife faces like the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Sophia Lamar, and arrives on DVD from IndiePix Films on November 28.
After burning bridges out west, double-amputee punk rocker Terry Trash moves back to New York to room with his adult son Bobby (Dempsey) in a small apartment on the Lower East Side. Bobby is reluctant, but committed, to helping his ex-junkie father, all the while trying to stay focused on his own creative pursuits. A fledgling filmmaker, Bobby tries to cast his Trash and the neighborhood characters that inspire him, but constantly fails to finish a project, so he turns to sex work organized by his confidant, Lady (Lamar). Meanwhile, Trash has all but abandoned landing a job or reigniting his band, and, instead, has befriended local eccentric, Roxy (Neon Music). With the help of hallucinogens, the two embark on regular adventures through New York and other worlds, when Trash isn't selling drugs. Ultimately, he overdoses and when Bobby hears of Trash's relapse, his confidence and belief in his father is broken. And as the cast's interrelationships weaken, CANDY APPLE ends where it begins, with a father and son struggling to balance desire with reality but never getting it right.