About The Dark Candy Productions

About The Dark Candy Productions

Valentina De Giorgi & Sakis Lalas Founders of The Dark Candy productions

WHO WE ARE

The Dark Candy is a PRODUCTION COMPANY founded by Sakis Lalas, documentary director, DOP, producer and photographer, and Valentina De Giorgi, writer and producer.

We are a couple in life and work, our passions are fashion and cinema and we want to tell people INSPIRING STORIES. Inspiring stories can change lives. Inspiring stories can change the world.

We write, create and produce limited DOCU-SERIES and feature DOCUMENTARIES.

We produce and shoot EPK, MAKING-OF, BEHIND-THE-SCENES documentary content and interviews with cast and crew for Movie/Tv projects.

We created and produced ”Anthea Sylbert, My Life in 3 Acts”, a documentary featuring Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn and Oscar-nominated costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis, director John Landis’ wife.

We created and produced the docu-series ”Meet The Costume Designer, shot between Los Angeles and Rome, where legendary Hollywood Costume Designers tell everything about their amazing work. Distributed by Prime Entertainment Group. Even Variety magazine talks about our docu-series.

We created and produced ”Hollywood in Quarantine” an unconventional short-documentary, shot through the middle of the lockdown, breaking down the boundaries, the bans from traveling and the social distancing. “Hollywood in Quarantine” was an Official Selection at the Milano Fashion Film Festival 2021

Through the project ”Crossover Fashion and TV/Movies” we work to bring the worlds of fashion and costume design closer.

We organize events with costume designers of the major TV/Movie productions of the moment as guests.

We created an online Live Talks Series format, “Fashion Meets Cinema” where we host the Costume Designers of hit TV shows & movies that influenced fashion, like “Emily in Paris”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “Unorthodox”, ”Clueless” and ”Melrose Place”.

We held Masterclasses on Fashion & Cinema and on the huge impact Costume Design has on our culture.

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SAKIS LALAS – (portfolio link)

Sakis Lalas is a documentary director, DOP, photographer, producer and the co-founder of The Dark Candy productions. In his long career as an editorial photographer in Milan, he portrayed some of the most big names of the fashion industry, such as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Silvia Fendi, Angela Missoni, Kean Etro, Luciano Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger. His photos have been published in many Top international magazines like WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) and The New York Times in USA; Style (Corriere della Sera’s Magazine), Cosmopolitan in Italy; The Sunday Times, Harper’s Bazaar in UK and Handelsblatt in Germany. He was a jury member of 2021 Globo D’Oro Documentary Award, the Italian Foreign Press Association Golden Globes. He is also a member of the Greek Documentary Association. Sakis directed and produced ”Anthea Sylbert, My Life in 3 Acts”, a documentary featuring Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn and Oscar-nominated costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis, director John Landis’ wife. The docu-series ”Meet The Costume Designers” (distributed by Prime Entertainment Group) where legendary Hollywood costume designers tell everything about their amazing work. And ”Hollywood in Quarantine”, an unconventional short-documentary, shot through the middle of the lockdown, breaking down the boundaries, the bans from traveling and the social distancing. ”Hollywood in Quarantine” was an Official Selection at the Milano Fashion Film Festival 2021

VALENTINA DE GIORGI

Valentina De Giorgi is a writer, producer and the co-founder of The Dark Candy productions. She has a long experience in fashion, exploring it in its various aspects, from journalism – she wrote about fashion and lifestyle for important italian publications such as il Sole 24 Ore and Fashion magazine il Settimanale Italiano della Moda – to communication and consulting, collaborating with up-and-coming brands and showrooms in Milan. Valentina wrote ”Anthea Sylbert, My Life in 3 Acts”, a documentary featuring Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn and Oscar-nominated costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis, director John Landis’ wife. The docu-series ”Meet The Costume Designers” (distributed by Prime Entertainment Group), where legendary Hollywood costume designers tell everything about their amazing work. And Hollywood in Quarantine, an unconventional short-documentary, shot through the middle of the lockdown, breaking down the boundaries, the bans from traveling and the social distancing. Hollywood in Quarantine was an Official Selection at the Milano Fashion Film Festival 2021.

 

CONTACT

Contact us If you want to know more about our NEW projects:
info@thedarkcandy.com

 


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Variety magazine
Fashion Network magazine
Prensario International magazine
Senal News magazine
ASVOFF Paris Fashion Film Festival
Cosmopolitan magazine
STYLE Corriere della Sera magazine
O Globo magazine
Marie Claire magazine
LIFO magazine

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variety magazine the dark candy


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 We are so flattered to be on: “il Sole 24 Ore”, one of the most influential italian newspapers worldwide. They talk about The Dark Candy productions, where fashion meets cinema.

 


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COSMOPOLITAN Italy talks about the Oscar nominated costumes, about THE DARK CANDY  productions and our documentaries on costume designers.


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STYLE the monthly magazine of Corriere della Sera in Italy talks about our event in Milan, at Arrigo Costume House, with Sanja Hays the costume designer of Captain Marvel, one of the protagonists of our docu-series MEET THE HOLLYWOOD COSTUME DESIGNERS.

 

Style Corriere della sera Sanja Hays TheDarkCandy


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Marie Claire.gr talks about our docu-series MEET THE HOLLYWOOD COSTUME DESIGNERS.


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Athens Voice LOOK magazine talks about our documentaries on Costume Designers

 


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Thank you LIFO magazine for the wonderful article about The Dark Candy “where fashion meets cinema”, and our “Meet the Hollywood Costume Designers” docu-series.

 


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The national daily Greek newspaper KATHIMERINI talks about  The Dark Candy productions “where fashion meets cinema”, and our “Hollywood Greek Fire” project.

 

 

 


 

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O GLOBO the most important newspaper in Brasil talks about us, The Dark Candy “where fashion meets cinema” and about our “Meet the Hollywood Costume Designers” docu-series.

 


The Dark Candy Masterclasses

WHERE FASHION MEETS CINEMA
A TRIP TO HOLLYWOOD TO MEET
THE AMAZING COSTUME DESIGNERS

 

The Dark Candy at NOLAB Academy in Milan

 

 

 

 

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