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A Short Film about 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.

Winner of the Five Star award this short film has shown outstanding performance in all areas, the storyline captures a dark theme in a unique way the cinematography is we’ve come to expect of the white stone production company , definitely leading the way in short films. This short brings originality to a dark subject to, this short film captivates the audience and is more than engaging. the director has done a superb job in taking a dark period in time and developing it in to a solid story.

Anther great short films from Producer/Director/DOP  #Brandon-McCormick and the boys down at #Whitestone.  A great Screenplay by #Charlie-Wetzel and  #Alex Watson was the Assistant Director. The  Location Manager was #Joe-Trimmer, #Dan-Marrero was the Camera Operator and #Dana-Konick as the Costumer Designer with #Chad-Sarahina Editing the short film.

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Whitestone’s filmmaking team is made up from an elite, ragtag group of self made artisans that have grown together through the pain and suffering that is the filmmaking process. But just like any other team worth their salt, we’ve come to love the pain


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Brandon McCormick

Brandon McCormick is the founder of Whitestone Motion Pictures and the Producer/Director for all of Whitestone’s films. Brandon has made a number of award winning short films that have created a body of work that is unique and inspiring.
Brandon began making films at age fifteen at 12Stone Church, which was dedicated to employing the arts to communicate its message. After more than a decade of experience, his vision and style as a filmmaker are distinct.

Brandon McCormick

Brandon McCormick is the founder of Whitestone Motion Pictures and the Producer/Director for all of Whitestone’s films. Brandon has made a number of award winning short films that have created a body of work that is unique and inspiring.
Brandon began making films at age fifteen at 12Stone Church, which was dedicated to employing the arts to communicate its message. After more than a decade of experience, his vision and style as a filmmaker are distinct.

Alex Watson

Alex grew up on the coast of Georgia. After spending two years at Kennesaw State University he later transferred to the Atlanta Institute of Music where he graduated with a focus on Guitar.
Alex has worked in film production and motion graphics since 2006, partnering with various churches and other organizations. Alex joined the Whitestone team in 2008 during the production of “That’s Magic”. Alex currently works as a Graphic Designer and Co-Producer with Whitestone. He also is the First Assistant Director during productions.

Joe Trimmer | Location Manager

Brandon McCormick is the founder of Whitestone Motion Pictures and the Producer/Director for all of Whitestone’s films. Brandon has made a number of award winning short films that have created a body of work that is unique and inspiring.
Brandon began making films at age fifteen at 12Stone Church, which was dedicated to employing the arts to communicate its message. After more than a decade of experience, his vision and style as a filmmaker are distinct.

Nicholas Kirk | Composer & Co-Producer

Nick is the Producer and Composer at Whitestone, He loves being able to make music and movies with his best friends.
Nicks favorite record is ‘Pet Sounds’ and his favorite film is ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’.
Nick cherishes his wife and two boys, drinks Coca Cola from a glass bottle, and everything else really isn’t that important.

Dan Marrero | Camera Operator

Dan was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Graduated with a BSEE at DeVry Institute of Technology / Columbus, Ohio in 1984.Employed with Hewlett-Packard Company since 1984.

I have worked in production of over 50 films, most of every Whitestone Film, as well as some feature films such as “Zombieland” and “Stomp The Yard II (The Homecoming)”. My experience has taught me to always reach beyond perceived limits and I have changed in my confidence behind the camera while at Whitestone.

Chad Sarahina | Editor

Originally from Alabama, Chad moved to Atlanta in early 2009 to seek out a profession in the film industry. Everything Chad knows about his craft was learned from experience.
Chad got his start in production at the time he moved to Atlanta. Experience has taught him to always be open to learn new things. Whitestone has influenced his life both mentally and spiritually for the better. In his spare time, Chad enjoys the outdoors, fast cars, firearms, his friends, and serving at 12Stone Church.

Mackenzie Reiland | Script Supervisor

Mackenzie is from San Diego. She started in film production in her junior year of high school, becoming a part of the creative team for 12Stone Church’s children’s ministry. She graduated with a degree in Media Communication in 2011.
Mackenzie has worked at Whitestone since January 2007, joining the team for the production of Alabaster. She has done many different jobs on the sets of Whitestone films, and been a part of the Directing and Writing Protégé programs. Mackenzie is the Script Supervisor for Whitestone.

Dana Konick | Costumer Designer

Dana Konick, though originally from San Antonio, TX has lived in the suburbs of Georgia for most of her life. A lover of all things city-like, she longs for the lights of NYC and the quiet nooks of Central Park. For now, she is satisfied with South Atlanta living and the eclectic nature of creating life within the community there.

Matt Dunaway | Sound

Matthew joined Whitestone in early 2009 just before the production of Lest We Forget. While on set, he was handed the boom pole because Nick Kirk was tired of holding it, and has found himself in the world of sound ever since. Matthew has traveled around the world holding that blasted thing and is still searching for someone dumb enough to take it from him.

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