The End of A Beginning


October 7, 2013

“It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.” – Benjamin Elijah Mays

It’s been said that all good things must come to an end.

Today we announce the end of short film production from our little company, Whitestone Motion Pictures.

We’ve spent the last decade working the craft of storytelling through the medium of short films while growing as filmmakers and building our community. We want to thank each and every one of you that have journeyed alongside us – our advocates and our fans.

We’ve seen ourselves more like a small indie band, gigging out for years, and you all have been loyal fans, showing up every time we release a film. You’ve supported us through the good, the bad, and Robert the Robot (if you don’t know that film, don’t worry, there’s a good reason.

And the last ten years have been good. They’ve been really good.

But all good things must come to an end.

However, better things often come from an end.

And every ending is just another beginning.

The reason Whitestone is no longer making short film content is because we have officially begun development on our very first feature film!

We have toiled quietly for the past six months, pulling together all our resources, our teams and our ideas to put together our debut Whitestone feature film to unleash upon the world. Through much adversity and hardship, we’ve finally made it to the development process and have been working steadily on pre-production.

What’s the film going to be about? Oh, we’ll get to that soon enough.

In the meantime, we want to invite you in on our process as we try to figure out what it means to cross this new threshold and journey through this rite of passage. We want to bring you into our process, show you our struggles and successes as we push through the biggest challenge we’ve ever faced.

This is what we’ve been training for. This is what we’ve been heading for all along. And trust us when we say it’s going to be epic.

So follow along on our Whitestone Storyline and we’ll post as much information about the film as we can. We’ll share story and script concepts and answer questions along the way.

This is just the beginning. It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for.

Semper Ad Meliora

“People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end anymore. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.” -Steven Spielberg