THE MOVING STORY OF OSCAR-NOMINATED SCREENWRITER LUKE DAVIES
Candy Man tells the story of one of Australia’s most genuine talents, whose writing credits encompass Candy, Life, Lion and most recently the TV series Catch-22. From Luke Davies’ battle with heroin addiction in his late teens and early twenties, to a decade later when he found his true calling as a poet, novelist and screenwriter, Candy Man follows Luke as he struggles to make his mark in Hollywood.
This documentary includes moving and at times confronting interviews with Luke Davies himself, as well as Lion star Dev Patel, director Garth Davis, Oscar-winning producer Emile Sherman and others. Together they tell a remarkable story of redemption, about a man who achieved success only after emerging from the depths of addiction and despair.