Hey gang! Here we have a solid looking trailer for a short film being developed called The Candy Shop. The film deals with a very serious subject matter, and stars Doug Jones (Hellboy) as a crazy looking Willy Wonka type character that specializes in kidnapping little girls and thrusting them into child sex trafficking.
The film does not make light of this subject matter, it was made to help spread awareness that this is going on in our society. Here is a note from the films creator Brandon McCormick,
The Candy Shop is a thirty minute film that Whitestone will release in November. This film is being made for the Doorpost Film Project, and with support from 12Stone® Church and Street Grace.
The film 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.
The trailer has some great production value, but the subject matter is scary as hell. I had no idea that child sex trafficking was this bad in our country. Having three daughters of my own, it scares the hell out of me, and I will do what I can to help. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.
Here's a documentary of the making of the film: