Interview: 'LUV' Director Sheldon Candis Talks To S&A About Making the Film, Casting Common, More

From Shadow and Act Fri Jan 18 2013, 15:09:20

2012 Sundance festival drama LUV follows 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) as he spends a day with his troubled ex-convict Uncle Vincent (Common). As the film nears its January theatrical opening, director Sheldon Candis spoke with S&A about the process behind the film. S&A: Tell me about the inspiration for LUV - where the story came from, how the project started. SC: LUV is a fictional story inspired by a true relationship that I had with one of my uncles when I was growing up in Baltimore. He was my hero. I was probably 9 years old, and even at that age I knew that he was in fact a drug dealer, but I was never exposed to that side of him. I was only given my...

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