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Mikey Pauker's RISE, a music video I co-produced/co-directed, goes viral

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I am thrilled to announce that a music video I co-produced and co-directed with Gabriel Diamond of Outside Films has gone viral. The video, RISE by singer/songwriter Mikey Pauker, has reached nearly 180,000 views on Facebook in less than a week! Check it out and please share if you feel called.

If you were to make a sign that reveals something about yourself you want to hide from the world and hold it in public, what would it say? That’s the question Vulnerable Rally, conceived by Gabriel Diamond and co-created with Candice Holdorf, asks of its participants. Vulnerable Rally takes us past the niceties and social graces to which we conform into the very heart of that which makes us human. Our fears, our shames, our frailties, our prejudices—when these shadow parts of ourselves come to light, they not only have the chance to free us, they can also free those who pass us by. And here, connected by our common humanity, we discover we are not alone. Vulnerable Rally is the backdrop of Mikey Pauker’s, RISE, which too is rallying cry for its listeners to rise up both in strength and in vulnerability—a sentiment echoed by the song’s refrain, “Don’t let this world lock you out of your soul.”


Candice Holdorf

Photo by Kourosh Ahari

I am thrilled to announce that a short film I wrote, Generations, is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting in Spring 2017. My dear friend, George Maguire, approached me in September to write a film about family secrets & coming to terms with one's heritage. The film is inspired by his own life & family history. After writing a few drafts, we quickly assembled our amazing creative team: Kourosh Ahari (director), Alex Bretow (producer) & Nancy Madden (associate producer/cast). This project is deeply personal and a labor of love for us all.

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GENERATIONS is a film that follows the story of Bill, a doctor who must learn to accept himself after tragedy at work and family conflict provoke him to discover the truth about his lineage.

GENERATIONS explores how vulnerability can be a catalyst for moving through personal shame and ancestral wounding—a journey that can help heal generations of the past and generations yet to come.

Currently working on the short film, "Generations"

Candice Holdorf

Photo by Adam Gordon

Photo by Adam Gordon

I am thrilled to announce that I am working on a short film, Generations. I was commissioned to write this piece by the esteemed George Maguire, who has been a figure in film & TV for several years. Generations follows the story of Bill, a doctor who is provoked by a tragedy at work and conflict at home to discover the truth about himself and his lineage. Filming begins in Spring 2017.