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The grandson of an immigrant Chicago candymaker investigates three generations of turbulent family history while documenting a quest to resurrect his grandfather’s classic confection.

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Michael Lahey is a documentary filmmaker, producer, and editor based in Chicago, IL. His first film, Tugs Untied, won the Best of Arizona Award at the Arizona International Film Festival.

Michael’s next doc, Making Waves, won the Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and the Great Lakes Independent Film Festival.

Michael has edited programs for PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic Channel, among others. Michael grew up in DeKalb, IL, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Film and Literature from Northern Illinois University. In 2004, he founded his production company, Jump Cut Films.

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