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Hard Candy

Hard Candy is an electro-pop, animated noir film that follows two shadowy agents on a mission through the underbelly of Oakland, California. A film by Henry McClellan.

AIRED: August 09, 2019 | 0:07:25
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TRANSCRIPT

(electricity flickering)

(wind blowing)

(siren wailing)

(bicycle clicking)

(trippy music)

(wind blowing)

- Hey, you got a match, old man?

- They suspect this boy has killed someone.

A classmate at the high school down the road.

They found his body floating in the bay.

No history of violence, though.

No motive, either.

- Shame.

(lighter clicking)

You know, I grew up in this neighborhood.

As a kid, we used to walk the underground drainage tunnels

to get out of the heat.

There was never any water.

(beat pulsing)

(electronic music)

(straw slurping)

(turn signal blinking)

You shouldn't put that crap in your body,

especially at your age.

- Look who's talking, Mr. Pack a Day.

(clicking)

(lighter clicking)

You like that old thing?

- You should get some shuteye.

I won't be able to sleep anyway.

Huh?

(radio static mumbling)

- [Agent Olson] Suppose I might as well,

just for an hour or so.

(radio static mumbling)

(clicking)

(bicycle clicking)

- Huh?

(car tires screeching)

(electronic music)

(airplane droning)

(water dripping)

(feet clunking)

(water dripping)

Hello?

(voice echoing)

(footsteps pattering)

(heavy breathing)

(man coughing)

(trippy music)

(man coughing)

(heavy breathing)

(lighter clicking)

(water dripping)

Huh?

(water dripping)

Are you gonna tell me what this is really about?

(water dripping)

Ahh!

(man gasping for air)

(water flowing)

(birds squawking)

(water gushing)

(birds squawking)

(mellow electronic music)

(fast paced music)

- [Narrator] Film School Shorts is made possible by

a grant from Maurice Kanbar,

celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image.

(dance music)

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