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Behind the scenes pics from Dead Shadows!

April 3rd, 2014 admin No comments

With David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS getting its Blu-Ray North American release via SCREAM FACTORY on April 29, 2014, it got me feeling all nostalgic about my time on set. So allow me to share a couple of behind the scenes pics from the shoot with yall! See them all below! Dead Shadows stars Fabien Wolfrom, Rurik Salle, my sorry ass and Blandine Marmigère. It was written by Vincent Jule and produced by Julien Dunand and David Cholewa! You can order the Blu-Ray HERE! It was my first time acting in France and hopefully not the last! I had a blast!

Rehearsal with co-star Fabien Wolfrom.

With Director/Producer David Cholewa and Producer Julien Dunand!

Got my wardrobe on. I miss that hoodie...

Getting my mike on.

Ready for a take!

Waiting for next set-up.

Helping Fabien Wolfrom do chin-ups!

Waiting for set-up, zoning in.

Ready for take 1! I had lots of fun with this scene!

In between takes with David Cholewa. I closed my eyes cause he's just too good looking! ;)

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A look at the Scream Factory Dead Shadows Blu-Ray!

March 31st, 2014 admin No comments

David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS is finally getting its north American release via SCREAM FACTORY on April 29, 2014 (two days after my b-day)! I play badass John in the film. The disk will contain a Making-Of Special Effects Featurette, Deleted Scenes Interview With Director David Cholewa, Theatrical Trailer and Teaser Trailer. It will be available in its original French Language and with an English dub. NOTE: That is not me doing the English dub on the film, so you wanna hear my sweet voice? Watch the subtitled version. Dead Shadows is about:

Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of Chris (Fabian Wolfrom), whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that the Halley’s comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is appearing and everyone in Chris’s building is getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. As the night falls, Chris discovers that people are starting to act strangely. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond recognition! In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun-toting tenant (John Fallon – Death Race, Saw Ii) – but will they make it out alive?


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John Fallon’s The Shelter with Michael Paré enters Post Production with Holbrook Multi-Media!

February 25th, 2014 admin No comments

Hey all! We are finally entering post-production on my my directorial debut THE SHELTER this week and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s like they say; you make a movie 3 times: when you write it, when you shoot it and when you edit it. Writing it surprised me as to where it took me, shooting it took me aback as well and I can’t wait to see what Post Prod has in store for us! Full press release below!

The Shelter, starring Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer, Streets of Fire), Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Lauren Thomas, Brigette Rose and Amy Wickenheiser enters Post Production this week. The film was financed by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions, and Holbrook Multi Media will be handling the Post duties.

Bobby Holbrook II acted as Director of Photography on the film and Fallon had this to say as to why he went back to Holbrook to finish the picture.

“Working with Holbrook Multi Media on The Shelter production was a pleasure. I never had this much fun on a set. They were resourceful, knowledgeable, relentless and brought with them an endearing positive energy. I connected with their stellar work ethic hence with that and the fact that they understood the type of picture we were making; I decided to go with them with Post Production. We start this week and I am beyond excited!”

Hence Bobby Holbrook II will continue on the movie as Chief Editor and Colorist, along with other Holbrook support staff.

“The Holbrook experience on the shoot of The Shelter was fun (said Bobby) , lots of fun and confirms our belief that; with a great story, outstanding director and experienced actors, all that’s left is the right equipment and a crew dedicated to not just doing their jobs, but to the film itself and amazing things can happen. It was a pleasure working with everyone involved during production and I am thrilled to continue this with John into post.”

John Fallon directed the film from his own screenplay, Donny Broussard (Little Houses) and Fallon produced the picture, Erin Bennett was the production manager while Shawn Knippelberg will be scoring the film and Thomas Wilson (James Wan’s THE CONJURING  and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2) is handling the film’s VFX.

On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

Once Post completed The Shelter will hit the Festival circuit and will be seeking worldwide distribution. The film will have a presence at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. You can follow the film’s progress on its Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thesheltermovie

I am now attached as a Producer on Eric Red’s No Man’s Ridge!

February 20th, 2014 admin No comments

I am happy to announce that I am now attached as a producer to Eric Red’s next film No Man’s Ridge; a terrific project that deliverers the goods on all counts. No Man’s Ridge is about:

A helicopter soars over the forests in the remote Wyoming wilderness of No Man’s Ridge area. Inside are five heavily armed and formidable hunters all dressed in militarized camouflage fatigues and face paint. They have state of the art high-powered rifles, heavy caliber handguns, crossbows and hunting gear. The extreme hunters are there to bag a Bigfoot— the ultimate hunt for the ultimate trophy. The hunters wear hat cams with compact high-resolution HD cameras to record the hunt. They also have gun cams for their rifle barrels, bow cams and portable trail cameras to put on trees. In the far reaches of the wilds, the people are dropped from the hovering chopper by cable into deep forest, fifty miles from civilization. When the five hunters see an actual giant BIGFOOT walking through the woods a half-mile away, it seems like the creature doesn’t have a chance—but it’s the other way around.

This will be the DEFINITIVE Bigfoot movie. More news on the film soon!

Shawn Knippelberg is the composer on The Shelter!

February 10th, 2014 admin No comments

I met Shawn Knippelberg in 2012 when I showed The Red Hours and Deaden at the Dark Fest Festival in Kamloops, BC. We got along right away. I also quickly discovered how musically inclined the man was. He was as comfortable playing in a rock band as he was on the piano. He truly impressed me.

I remember at the time I told him: “I’m gonna use your music in one of my films someday”. So the first film that came along was BILLY TRIGGER; I initially wanted him to compose the score for the film, but it didn’t wind up going that way for varied reasons, hence he just composed a couple of songs for it. So when THE SHELTER came up, he was on top of my list to be its composer for 3 reasons: His talent, we had similar backgrounds, we got along, which always makes working with somebody MUCH easier.

THE SHELTER is a particular beast and as much as I needed a producer, a DP and a lead actor that “got it”, I also needed a composer that “got it”. Shawn read the script and I showed him some footage, we talked about it and yup, he got it. So I am happy to report that Shawn Knippelberg is the composer on THE SHELTER. I am looking forward in going down that road with you bro; I expect nothing less than GENIUS coming out of it.

Man, Myth, Knippelberg!

Holbrook Multi-Media, Inc. to handle Post Production on The Shelter!

February 3rd, 2014 admin No comments

Hey all! I am very happy to report that Holbrook Multi-Media, Inc. will be handling the Post Production duties on my directorial debut THE SHELTER, starring Michael Pare. Their work ethic on the actual production was bar none and they understand the project, hence I couldn’t be happier to complete this journey with them. You can check out their YouTube Channel right here!

My directorial debut The Shelter, starring Michael Paré wraps production!

January 24th, 2014 admin No comments

Hey all! We just wrapped production on my feature length directorial debut called THE SHELTER, starring Michael Paré. I am in the process of writing a production journal that I will share with you all sooner than later, but first, I have to beat this damn flu that sneaked up on me after the shoot. So for now, here is the official press release. Thanks to all who supported me in this crazy suicide mission. More soon!

JOHN FALLON’S THE SHELTER, STARRING MICHAEL PARE WRAPS PRODUCTION

Producer Donny Broussard, Writer/Director John Fallon and star Michael Paré!

Louisiana, January 23, 2014: John Fallon, founder of the horror website ArrowintheHead.com and his team have wrapped production on The Shelter in Louisiana on January 19th, 2014.

The film is a supernatural thriller that stars veteran actor Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer, Eddie and the Cruisers) along with Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Brigette Rose, Anastasia Brook and Amy Wickenheiser. The film is financed by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions, an affiliate of the film site JoBlo.com, will enter post production shortly and is at the same time seeking distribution.

Fallon directed the film from his own screenplay, Donny Broussard (Little Houses) produced the film while Bobby Holbrook of Holbrook Multi-Media is its director of photography. Thomas Wilson (James Wan’s The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2) acts as the film’s VFX Supervisor.

Director of Photography Bobby Holbrook at work!

John Fallon has acted in over 20 films including such genre favorites as Saw 2, Death Race and 100 Feet, and has written 8 produced screenplays. This film is his full-length feature directorial debut, although he previously directed the award-winning short The Red Hours. “Directing a feature has been my Holy Grail for 10 years. I am elated that my dream has finally come true. I was blessed with a relentless and talented team, a solid cast and a fearless lead actor and even with the hardships in tow, it was the most fun I’ve ever had working on a film. Post Production can’t come soon enough. We have something special on our hands.”

Paré, a veteran actor with over 100 credits to his name was immediately intrigued by the film’s screenplay: “The Shelter tells a great and painful tragedy. Not about global disaster or war or economic collapse but of the individual human heart. The human heart and soul is what all art seeks to unravel. Guilt, regret and shame kill the heart and soul. When our lower animal nature dominates our character our soul is lost.”

On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

You can follow the production on the film’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thesheltermovie

Action Elite interview about American Muscle!

November 29th, 2013 admin No comments

The fine action site The Action Elite recently interviewed me about RAVI DHAR’S AMERICAN MUSCLE, a film I wrote and starred in and here’s an excerpt.

“What I particularly like about this project is that although the base is one of a familiar revenge movie, it is made unique, in my opinion or course, by its unapologetic, balls to the wall and fairly un-PC M.O. The novel tone/visual style director Ravi Dhar gave the picture and the casting of Nick Principe (Chromeskull) as the hero and the “nicest” character in the whole movie (which says a lot about the other characters), also contributes largely to it standing out.”

Read the whole thing HERE!


The Shelter, Billy Trigger, Eye See Death and The Shadowing at the AFM!

November 4th, 2013 admin No comments

Bruise Productions Inc. will be at the AFM this year pushing our varied film projects, with the partially funded THE SHELTER (Starring Michael Pare) and the “at the sound mixing stage” BILLY TRIGGER (starring Fred Williamson) being our top titles. We will also be pushing the action/horror film EYE SEE DEATH which stars French personality Rurik Salle and the Sci-Fi actionner THE SHADOWING which are both at the development stage. Get further info on all of our projects HERE! And if you have questions or interest, e-mail me at john.h.fallon@gmail.com

NOTE: Another film I was involved in (wrote and acted in) but that I am not repping will be at the AFM as well. Keep an eye out for the crazy actionner AMERICAN MUSCLE. Poster below!

The trailer for Trance has been found!

November 4th, 2013 admin No comments

The mystery behind TRANCE ( script I wrote eons ago, which was bought off me, was shot in 2007 and then vanished off the surface of the earth) is starting to unravel. Here’s the trailer:

TRANCE – Trailer from John Fallon on Vimeo.

Yes I am not crazy about it and I am starting to understand why the film was buried. No need to say more than that. With that, after 6 years of wondering what ever happened to the damn thing, I am just happy to FINALLY see some footage from it as I stopped caring if it was good or not a long time ago. I do have fond memories of writing that script though (wrote that one in a dingy Pub in 3 months) and will always remember how excited I was when Dominique Swain was hired to act in it. Next step on my Trance scavenger hunt! To see the full feature! Maybe it will SURPRISE me.