MONTREAL — All-girl studio Sweetheart Video and its parent company Mile High Media have announced “The Candidate,” written and directed by Dana Vespoli. The film, which stars contract performer Brandi Love, is an erotically charged political thriller pulled from current events.
Love plays Sen. Hanlon, a candidate vying for the presidency while embroiled in scandal and drama. “The Candidate” is in post-production, with a release date slated for Jan. 25, 2017.
“Working with Dana Vespoli is always a treat,” Love said. “She has such a clear vision for her films and really brings out the best in all of her performers. When I read the script for ‘The Candidate,’ I was instantly intrigued and thankful I was chosen to be a part of it. I am not one to shy away from controversy; so shooting a politically charged movie was thrilling.”
Love said, “Dana doesn't hold back in this film, and the end result shows her skills as a writer and producer. (And) actors Julia Ann and I had our boundaries pushed depicting a very unique relationship. She and I have fabulous chemistry, and I respect her. It is always a sheer pleasure being paired up with her. This was several days of intense shooting with some of the finest talent in the business. Each and every role was depicted brilliantly. I am proud to be a part of such a great movie."
“The Candidate” also features Julia Ann, Penny Pax, Kira Noir, Karlie Montana, Bree Daniels, Casey Calvert, Lyra Law and Uma Jolie.
“I really enjoy reading and watching thrillers,” Vespoli said, “and with the election, a political thriller just seemed like a fun idea. Features like this are arduous to do — writing, casting, and long days, but ultimately gratifying. Plus, Brandi Love is a dream to shoot. She is so professional, and has such a great attitude and enthusiasm for her roles. She really shines as Sen. Hanlon, and with how sophisticated and smart Brandi is, she was an obvious choice for that role.”