GenreDrama, Mystery, Thriller Music directorJonathan Armandary CountryUnited Kingdom
Release dateOctober 14, 2014 (2014-10-14) (IndieCork Film Festival)
April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11) (United States) WriterForgacs W. Andras, Christopher Presswell CastAndrew Fitch (Jack), Nigel Thomas (Frank), Isla Ure (Vera), Tom Knight (Major Burns), Dan March (Inspector Marcus), Amy Barnes (Stacey (voice)) Similar moviesW Delta Z, Shocker, Fallen, A Perfect Life, Last Train to Freo, Terrified
TaglineSome games should never be played...
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A social gathering is ruined when Jack accuses his best friends wife of cheating. As allegations fly, sinister intentions come into play.
Candlestick is a 2014 British film starring Andrew Fitch, Isla Ure, Nigel Thomas and Tom Knight. It was directed by Christopher Presswell and was released in the United States on April 11, 2015.
A social gathering is rocked to its core when Jack accuses his best friend's wife of infidelity. But as the allegations start ﬂying, it soon emerges that a far more sinister game may be at play...
A meeting of friends descends into a sinister game when one of them accuses the wife of his best friend of infidelity.
Andrew Fitch as Jack
Isla Ure as Vera
Nigel Thomas as Frank
Tom Knight as Major Burns
Dan March as Inspector Marcus Evans
The film was shot in London during November 2012. Presswell has cited the work of Alfred Hitchcock, particularly Rope and Dial M for Murder, as an influence on the film.
Candlestick made its UK debut on October 8, 2014 at the Aberdeen Film Festival, with further festival screenings at IndieCork, Horrorfest (South Africa) and the Bratislava International Film Festival.
In November 2014, Candlestick opened the 30 Dies Fantastic Film Festival in Andorra, and was among the first non-Chinese-language films shown at the Europe China Image Film Festival.
In January 2015 the company announced that the film would open in the United States on April 11 of that year, and be released on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray.
Following the films Irish premiere, NextProjection called the film a "juicy jaunt of a tale," and said that "like a Raymond Chandler cannibalisation, Candlestick may feed off the familiar, but its the sport with which it spits it back out that makes it feel so fresh".
The film won three awards at the 30 Dies Fantastic Film Festival, Andorra: best screenplay (Forgacs W. Andras and Christopher Presswell); best original score (Jonathan Armandary); and best actor, shared by Andrew Fitch, Isla Ure, Nigel Thomas and Tom Knight.
The film received a mention for its screenplay at the Overlook: CinemAvvenire Film Festival 2014 in Rome.