Crab Trap

Some decisions have no escape

director Shea Sizemore | producer Chip White


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Crab trap grabs More awards in 2018  

MARCH 2018 - Charlotte, NC - Director Shea Sizemore and producer Chip White score several more wins from the West Coast to the Southern shores for their short Crab Trap, after premiering in South Carolina one year earlier.

Beaufort International Film Fest, Beaufort, South Carolina - Best Short Film

Irvine International Film Festival, Irvine, California - Best of Show

George Lindsay Univ. Northern Alabama Festival - Best of Show

Fall Brings more awards for crab trap IN

DECEMBER 2017 - Charlotte, NC - As the film festival circuit concludes for 2017, the short film Crab Trap continues to pull in awards for its talented cast and hauntingly personal story. Almost everyone has been touched by the pain and destruction of addiction, and Crab Trap director Shea Sizemore delivers a story of both. 

Southern Shorts Awards, Roswell, Georgia - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Drama, and Best Screenplay

Toronto Beaches Film Festival, Canada - Best Short Film

Reedy Reels Film Festival, Greenville, South Carolina - Best Short

Rome International Film Festival, Rome, Georgia - Best Short Narrative

Crab Trap is "SHORT OF THE WEEK" and Wins BIG in New Jersey and California

JUNE 2017 - Charlotte, NC: Crab Trap is selected as "Short of the Week" debuting online on Father's Day. Short of the Week editor Ivan Kander says, “Sizemore’s handling of the story is rich and compassionate.” In addition to this recognition, the short film produced by Chip White and Jason McRea Smith and shot by Brent Christy, won awards in film festivals in California and New Jersey in June. It has been recognized for 10 awards:

NJ Recovery Film Festival Best Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress

Life Fest Film Festival, Los Angeles  – Best Short, Best Actor

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival Best Overall, Best Short, Best Actor, Best Actress


Crab Trap wins best OVERALL at Myrtle Beach INternational Film Festival

MAY 2017 - The short film, "Crab Trap" is bringing home awards since its film festival debut at MBIFF. At the awards presentation on April 22, the short film by Shea Sizemore, and producers Vanna White, Chip White and Jason McRae Smith, brought home Best Overall, Best Short Film, Best Actor-Danny Vinson, and Best Actress-Rebecca Koon. 


Myrtle Beach Online: Long Story Short

(April 13, 2017 excerpt)  Dalton also said Chip White, a North Myrtle Beach native, is part of a crew making “great films,” earning a nod for this festival for a third straight year with a short – extending a path started with “A Chess Player” and “My Luchador.” 


SOUTH CAROLINA PREMIERE • Myrtle Beach, Monday, March 6 at the Grand Movie Theater, 7p.m. & 8 p.m. Followed by NORTH CAROLINA PREMIERE • Charlotte, Tuesday, March 7 at the Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. Immediately following the screenings, an informal Q&A session with select cast and crew at each premiere will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chip White. 


MARCH 2017

CHARLOTTE, NCThe award-winning team, director Shea Sizemore, producers Chip White and Jason McRea Smith, and cinematographer Brent Christy, is back together again with Vanna White acting as executive producer for their latest film, Crab Trapwith screenings in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Immediately following each screening at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ayrsely Grand Cinema 14, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd. director Shea Sizemore, producer Chip White and actors Danny Vinson and Rebecca Koon will host a Q&A session to discuss the film.


February 2017

MYRTLE BEACH, SCThe award-winning team of director Shea Sizemore, producers Chip White and Jason McRea Smith, and cinematographer Brent Christy, is back together again with Vanna White as executive producer, and will premiere their most recent creative effort "Crab Trap" in Myrtle Beach on Monday, March 6, 2017. Immediately following each screening at Grand Movie Theater, 4002 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., producers Chip White and Jason McRae Smith, and actress Rebecca Koon will host a Q&A to discuss the film.

Crab Trap was filmed on location in South Carolina at Murrells Inlet and Garden City with actors Danny Vinson as Thirsty, and featuring Grant Goodeve, Rebecca Koon, John Voldstad, Dave Blamy and Sophia Miller.

The short film follows Thirsty, an alcoholic trying to redeem himself in the eyes of his sister, Peru (Rebecca Koon), who has custody of his only daughter Zoe (Sophia Miller). The story unfolds with a quiet crab dinner set against the backdrop of the South Carolina coast as Thirsty embarks on his quest to renew his sister’s faith in him, win his brother-in-law’s trust, and finally get to see his daughter Zoe again.  


December 2016

Chip White isn’t standing in the shadow of his sister Vanna White’s limelight. He’s a shining star standing on his own—just on the other side of the camera.

Sure, the North Myrtle Beach native and producer of several recent award-winning short films still works with his elder sibling, but Chip’s the one making the calls and making waves in the industry while finding his own fortune.

Crab trap crew and cast members WRAP SHOOTING ON insp film

November 2016

 Director Shea Sizemore, Director of Photography Brent Christy, Producer Chip White, Costume designer, Lile Sizemore and Jason McRae Smith, and actors Grand Goodeve and Danny Vinson, recently finished working on INSP Network's feature-length film, County Line.  Filmed on location Toccoa, Georgia, County Line is scheduled for release in 2017.