Last year we showed you a great looking creepy trailer for a short film starring Doug Jones (Hellboy) called The Candy Shop. The full 30-minute short film can now be seen in it's entirety.
In the film Jones plays a crazy looking Willy Wonka type character that specializes in kidnapping little girls and thrusting them into child sex trafficking. This film was shot extremely well, but it definitely deals with a very serious and scary subject matter. The movie was actually made to help spread awareness that this kind of thing is going on in our society. Here is a note from the films creator Brandon McCormick,
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.
Up to 500 underaged girls a month are trafficked for sex here in our city of Atlanta. It’s the number one city in the country for child sex trafficking.. The 10th in the world.
This plague has gone on for too long, and now we at Whitestone, in cooperation with Doorpost, 12Stone® Church and StreetGrace want to put a stop to it.
This film represents the spearhead of a citywide and possibly a nationwide campaign. It is not a documentary. It is not a PSA. It is the beginning of a movement.
Visit the Street Grace website to find out more information and get involved directly.
The subject matter for this is scary as hell, especially as a guy who has daughters of his own. I had no idea that child sex trafficking was this bad in our country. I will do what I can to help. Watch the film below and tell us what you think.
Here's a documentary related to the film: