Short Film

THE CANDY SHOP (2010) Short Film: Brandon McCormick, Doug Jones

Doug Jones, Mattie Liptak, The Candy Shop

The Candy Shop Short Film has premiered. Brandon McCormick‘s The Candy Shop (2010) stars Doug JonesMattie Liptak, Abigail MonetRon Prather, and George Wentworth. The Candy Shop (2010)’s plot synopsis: “Jimmy Balcom’s new job selling newspapers is a God-send to a kid working hard to help his family survive during the depression. But then Jimmy figures out what’s happening in the candy shop across the street. And he is confronted with a choice that no twelve-year-old should ever have to face. Giving his family a better life, or keeping his soul. Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) stars as the Candy Shop owner in this original film from Whitestone Motion Pictures in conjunction with Street Grace. The Candy Shop is a film initiative to help fight against child sex trafficking. This film is being made for the Doorpost Film Project, and with support from 12Stone® Church and Street Grace. The Candy Shop is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun our city of Atlanta. We are using the film to not only raise awareness but provoke meaningful action towards this issue taking place in our own backyard.” From the first minute or so, the quality of the production that went into The Candy Shop comes through. This is a well-shot allegorical short about the Atlanta female child sex trade. “Atlanta is the number one city in the U.S. for child sex trafficking, and, according to the nonprofit organization Street Grace, the #10 city worldwide. Up to 7,200 men in Georgia buy sex with a minor each month, from girls as young as 10 or 11. As part of a larger campaign to combat the problem, Street Grace and other like-minded organizations have banded together with Whitestone Motion Pictures to create The Candy Shop“. Donators and would-be volunteers can visit the official website. There have been many great short film released lately on the Internet (Infernum, Blinky) and The Candy Shop is at the near top if not the best. Watch The Candy Shop short film below and leave your thoughts on it.

Source: Slashfilm

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