Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone announced they both have their own personalized holiday candles available exclusively at Timothy Jay Candles, locate at 8272 Sunset Blvd, in West Hollywood. The executive producers of short documentary “Relighting Candles: The Tim Sullivan Story” which tells the story of West Hollywood candlemaker Tim Sullivan, came up with their favorite scents for these two new candles.
“@benjyfalcone and I fell in love with @relightingcandles and Tim’s incredible story,” McCarthy posted on her Instagram account. “He brings hope and safety to those around him looking for a place to work while in recovery. This holiday season they let Ben and I each make our favorite candle 🕯️❤️. We thought we’d go with *subtle* names, so meet ‘Sweata Weatha’ & ‘Shut Up And Dance!’ 🎉 These candles are available on Tim’s website now (link in bio, I’ve always wanted to say that!) and have been hand poured and packaged by people in early stages of sobriety and transitional living situations. I’ve never loved a candle more ❤️.”
The documentary short, co-directed by Zeberiah Newman (“Unexpected”) and Michiel Thomas (“Game Face”), chronicles the 82-year-old Bronx native’s journey from coming out as a gay man, to how he got sober more than 40 years ago and his tradition of hiring homeless and newly sober people at his company, Timothy Jay Candles. The documentary also highlights homelessness and the fentanyl crisis in Los Angeles County.
“Once we heard the lovely story of Tim Sullivan and began to understand how many people he’s helped in his life through the making of beautiful candles, we realized these filmmakers were telling exactly the kind of story we want to help get out into the world.” McCarthy and Falcone tell Variety via a joint statement.
Timothy Jay Candles in West Hollywood is known for creating handmade fragrance candles for private label and international clients. “An intricate process, but everything is done by hand,” reads a post on the business website. “We work in stages melting and pouring the wax hand-placing the wicks and letting them dry properly for 24 hours”
To learn more, visit https://timothyjaycandles.com/.