Candyman: The David Klein Story



1 h 16 min
CANDYMAN tells the amazing true story of David Klein, an eccentric candy inventor from Los Anglese, who came up with the concept of Jelly Belly jellybeans. These colorful beans became a pop culture phenomenon, revolutionized the candy industry and were personally endorsed by Ronald Reagen. However, David’s eccentric personality and peculiar sense of business led him to leave Jelly Belly just as it was about to explode and grow into a billion dollar enterprise. Is there room for eccentric genius in the modern corporate world? The film tells how Klein may have lost his beans, but kept his soul.


Costa Botes


Bert Klein, Costa Botes, Jennifer Cardon-Klein


David Klein

Awards & Festivals:

Hot Docs; Slamdance; Omaha