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Three Days in the Hole

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Candice Carella
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 20 min | 2018

A young Yezidi girl, Luna, is captured during the the Islamic State’s siege of her home town Shingal/Sinjar, Iraq and sold as a slave. She must learn to survive in a windowless underground dungeon shared with two other captives, and with their help, she musters the strength required not only to stay alive, but to eventually escape for the sake of her people.

Three Days in the Hole

Three Days in the Hole - Candice CarellaCandice Carella

Candice Carella studied fine art, photography and cinema at UCLA. Her first professional experience came working as a wardrobe stylist and costume designer for music videos working with several Grammy- award winning artists (Eminem, Moby, Gwen Stefani, etc.)and styling commercials for major name brands (British Telecom, Coors, Miller Genuine Draft, Comcast, McDonalds).

Candice’s desire to work on more narrative projects led her to work in costume departments on several high profile TV shows (Sons of Anarchy, Revenge, Crossbones, Underground, Great News) and feature films (50 First dates, Haywire, Mr. Church, Sandy Wexler).

With a strong desire to direct again, Candice wrote, produced and directed a 30 minute short “PONY” starring Xander Berkeley (Mommy Dearest, Sid & Nancy, Air Force One, Terminator 2, The Walking Dead) and Suzy Nakamura (Dodgeball, Togetherness, Dr.Ken, Avenue 5) which premiered on the festival circuit in 2015, screened in over 50 film festivals, won 32 Festival awards, and gained a distribution deal with Shorts International for all VOD platforms and a cable license deal to broadcast worldwide. In 2017 Candice wrote, produced and directed “THREE DAYS IN THE HOLE”  based on a true story.

Film Information

Directors: Candice Carella
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 20 min.
Rated: PG-13


Producers: MaryAnn Tanedo, Candice Carella, Brett Hedlund
Writer: Candice Carella, Desmond Nakano
Music: Joseph Conian
Cinematography: Brad Rushing

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