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Hayley’s a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff’s a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff’s place. Jeff thinks it’s his lucky night. He’s in for a surprise.

Hard Candy is an edge-of-your-seat psychotic thriller with a breakout performance by Ellen Page (Inception, Juno). What begins as flirtation ends in an unforgettable standoff as Hayley imposes a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal his possibly scandalous past.


2006 Malaga Film Festival

Best Film
Best Director - David Slade
Best Actress - Ellen Page
Best Cinematographer - Jo Willems

2005 SITGES International Film Festival

Best Motion Picture
Best Screenplay
Audience Award for Best Motion Picture


Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, 2005

Palm Springs Film Festival Official Selection, 2006

Philadelphia Film Festival Official Selection, 2006

Santa Barbara Film Festival Official Selection, 2006

South by Southwest Film Festival Official Selection, 2006



  • David Slade : Director
  • Brian Nelson : Writer
  • Patrick Wilson: as Jeff Kohlver
  • Ellen Page: as Hayley Stark
  • Sandra Oh: Janelle Rogers
  • Paul G. Allen : Executive Producer
  • Jody Allen: Executive Producer
  • Rosanne Korenberg : Executive Producer
  • David W. Higgins: Producer
  • Richard Hutton : Producer
  • Michael Caldwell: Producer
  • Brian Nelson : Co-Producer
  • Hans Ritter: Co-Producer
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