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A Juneteenth message from Nia DaCosta, the director of CANDYMAN


On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation into law making June 19th a US federal holiday to remember the end of slavery in the United States. The day is know as ‘Juneteenth‘ and it originated in Galveston, Texas. The holiday has been commemorated since 1866 and observed as a celebration of African-American culture. The day is now known by its official name, ‘Juneteenth National Independence Day‘.

I was think about the duality of the black experence. At once, it’s a place of this great hope. Which I think Juneteenth represents in one way. A celebration of us, of life, of freedom, of possibility. On the other side is incredibly difficult and there is a lot of pain. And they kind of walk hand in hand.

Nia DaCosta, Director

Today, director Nia DaCosta released a message about her thoughts of Juneteenth and how it connects to her upcoming film, ‘Candyman‘. The video message also contains some behind-the-scenes footage and insight to the film. Check out the video below!!!

Candyman will be in Theaters August 27, 2021.

Christian A. Morán
Christian A. Morán has been working on feature films, shorts, music videos and in documentaries, for which he won an award in 2002 at the Aurora Film Festival. As a Production Manager and Senior Editor at Media Blasters Inc., he has worked on and revived numerous Cult and Horror titles such as Lucio Fulci's Zombie 2, Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer and One Missed Call. He also worked on post-production for Fever Dreams' feature, "Shadow: Dead Riot", starring Tony Todd of Candyman and worked on "Death Trance" directed by Yuji Shimomura and starring Versus' Tak Sakaguchi. Christian has also worked on animated titles including Invader Zim, Berserk, Giant Robo, Samurai Deeper Kyo, 12 Kingdoms and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also produced and edited a promotion video for a branch of The United Nations called Alliance of Civilizations which featured President Barack Obama. Currently, he is working with legendary producer Roger Corman and Code Red DVD, who handle titles from MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). At this time he is producing and directing his own films such as Silentious (2013), Flawed God (2014), Halloween Treat (2014) and the award winning film, Let's Play Dead Girl (2015).

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