NEWS & PRESS
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.”
"CRAB TRAP" PREMIERE SCREENINGS MARCH 6 (SC) & MARCH 7 (NC)
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.
CHARLOTTE SCREENINGS of “CRAB TRAP” AT AYRSLEY GRAND CINEMA
CHARLOTTE, NC – The 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 Trap” with 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.
"CRAB TRAP" PREMIERes IN MYRTLE BEACH ON MARCH 6
MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The 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.
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
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.