Candlepin Bowling is Northeastern America's secret sport. Played only in the New England and Eastern Canadian Provinces, candlepin was invented in Worcester Massachusetts in 1881. Outside of this area no one knows about candlepin, having been overcome by the later in time game of ten-pin, which most alleys play throughout the world.

Small Balls: a Candlepin Odyssey takes a lighthearted look at this obscure sport, and the idiosyncratic people who play. The film is currently in production.

Director James Waldron has one other film to his credit, Reel People: Fishermen of Plum Island, released in 2008. That film won James the Emerging New England Filmmaker award from the Woods Hole Film Festival in 2009.

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