Hey all, just letting yall know that I leave for LA this week and will be there to of course see old friends, meet new ones, PR the site, streamline projects and to shake the film industry tree to see if any fruits will crash my noggin. I gotta say, having just overcome my health ordeal (got it under control anyways), the change of scenery will do me well and I see this as a firm first step in rebuilding the machine that is John Fallon (BTW if I refer to myself one more time in the third person, you have the right to call me an asshole.) So in closing, if you wanna meet up while I’m there, shoot me an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Peace!
My short film THE RED HOURS will have its US premiere at the Pollygrind Festival in Las Vegas on May 14, 2010; visit the site for all the details. Am pretty happy about it, felt like the right place for RH to go after its trek at Sitges 2008 (we premiered the rough cut – yeah – not a good idea BTW) and its win of the Indie Spirit Award at the Australian Fest One Night of Horror in 2009.
Expect more The Red Hours Festival announcements shortly. After its Fest run; the short will be available to buy as a limited edition DVD (only 100 copies will up for grabs) and of course for download. The Red Hours stars Deke Richards, Amy Wickenheiser and Heather Westwood. Donny Broussard produced with me.
Anchor Bay will unleash its Alternate Realities sci fi DVD collection on April 6, 2010 and RECON 2020 (a film i acted in) and RECON 2022 (a film I acted in and co wrote) will be part of it; checkout the DVD cover above. Groovy!
I was quoted today in an article having to do with Martin Scorsese’s new horror film SHUTTER ISLAND. Here’s an excerpt and CLICK HERE to read the whole damn thing.
“It’s a horror movie to me,” says John Fallon, who runs popular horror site ArrowintheHead.com. “Sadly, even though the horror genre is more popular and profitable than ever right now, it’s still the red-headed ‘Chucky Doll’ of cinema. It’s not respected as a valid art form by the masses or most of the suits behind them. That’s why, for example, that lots of recent ghost stories were marketed as ‘supernatural thrillers’.” He shrugs. “In my book, you can call them whatever you want, if that helps you sleep at night, [but] the fans know…it’s still horror.”
This year marks Arrow in the Head’s 10th year anniversary as the site ahs been online since early 2000. 10 f*cking years man… shit blogs didn’t even exist then… where did the time go? Personally, its been a trip, lots of ups, some downs, lots of perks, lots of new friends, some disappointments… lots of work… LOTS OF WORK… no you don’t get it… LOTS OF F*CKING WORK… but hey its all been worth it.
I wanna take the time to thank the AITH readers that keep coming back to the site for their daily shot of horror and ta-tas. We couldn’t do it without yall! And also big gracias to the Arrow in the Head crew for their fine work and for being cool ass mofos. I ran the site for 5 years by myself, but its when I started working with these crazy peeps that the fun really began. Happy B-Day Arrow in the Head!
Here’s are the Japanese and Hong Kong covers for RECON 2023 a sci-fi, horror, comedy, smut fest film that I co-wrote and act in.
Two films that I co wrote; the zombie movie Death Row and the sci fi sequel Recon 4 (my fav of the Recons BTW, closer to my affinities than the others… unless the script changes drastically…we’ll see) now have FACEBOOK FAN PAGES. Go here for DEATH ROW and here for RECON 4. Both flicks are slated to enter production this year via Movieseals Prod. It should be noted (Why? Why the fuck not) that I am presently writing THE REFUGE, a horror feature that I will direct sooner, later, will do it or die trying. First things first, finish the fucking script.
Just went I thought I had done all I could to express my Habs love, this nugget of gold fell in my lap! Last Sunday, I got to skate on my fav hockey teams’s turf – yes the Bell Center Ice, home of the Montreal Canadiens. I’ve been to the Bell’s many o times to watch games, but I never saw it from a player’s point of view.
With Habs defence man Roman Hamrlik
To see the Bell center from that perspective and to skate the Habs ice (the ice rink is much smaller than I thought) was such a trip and for this hardcore Habs fan, quite the honor. And yes I got off on seeing my face on the score board screen and meeting some of the Habs players (Hamrlik signed my jersey, good man).To say this was a highlight of 2010 for me would be an understatement. WOW. Now if only the Habs could get their game on…if only…
GO HABS GO!
Here’s a look at the DVD sleeve (below – created by Gino Pagliuca) for my short film THE RED HOURS. And the pic above will be the image on the actual DVD. Hope ya dig! Next step, get the DVDs done. THE RED HOURS stars Deke Richards, Amy Wickenheiser and Heather Westwood. It was produced by myself and Donny Broussard.
It’s the end of the year. As I reflect on 2009, it was a flip flop year for me. On one end, I lived life to the fullest that’s for sure, going out of my way to provoke thing on a professional and personal level.
Early this year, I went to Spain and spent some considerable time there. Hooked up with director Gonzalo Lopez and did a short film with him called OLD NUMBER 7 (which screened at Sitges and the Filmnet festivals). The shoot was arduous but the experience priceless and Gonzalo is now a man I can proudly call my brother. I fell in love with Spain, the city, its wonders (I hiked Mont Serrat – loved it) and its people and aim to go back there as much as I can in 2010.
Then it was off to Australia, to see the land (beautiful country) and screen my short flick THE RED HOURS at the ONE NIGHT OF HORROR Fest. The film won an award (independent spirit), I made some cool new friends and I was happy like a pig in shit during that time. Once back on Canadian soil, I booked out of Montreal Canada and did a one week road trip across Canada to finally land in Vancouver BC. I stayed there for a while in the name of change and in the hopes of provoking things. I got the “change” part down pat, beings surrounded by so much beauty 24/7 was inspiring, BC prompted me to live a healthier life (I played tennis every day…who knew) and I even though it was null on a professional level (to be honest I didn’t stay long enough to really give it a shot), I fell in love with the place.
Finally at the end of the year; it was back to Spain again for the Sitges Film Festival. Was nice to be back again, screened two films I was involved in (Old Number 7 and Recon 2023), got to see old friends (Hostench!) and even though my health was mucho shaky by then, I still had a blast. Other highlights of my year would have to be, witnessing the Habs Centennial game at the Bell Center, finally getting the sound mix done on RED HOURS, visiting the FIRST BLOOD locations in HOPE BC, doing my annual snow mobile excursion, doing some four wheeling on the beaches of Oz, Sea- Dooing near glaciers, horse back riding, hiking and my many nature inclined adventures.
On the flip side; the biggest uppercut I had in 2009 was health issues (one of the reasons I had to cut BC short). Somebody once told me that when you hit 30 years old and up, your body breaks down and sadly it was true in my case. Doctors, doctors, doctors – not fun. Not too surprised to be honest – if there’s one guy that pushed the envelope in terms of working and partying WAY TOO HARD, it’s me. So I was bound to have to pay the piper eventually. Am still dealing with that now, and its okay, I’ve overcome bigger obstacles than this in my life, so bring it.
My New Years resolutions for 2010? Train harder, finish my new script and direct it, learn more Spanish, make AITH even stronger, get my short The Red Hours in more Fests, get Trigger going one way or another, keep people that bring stress or negativity in to my life OUT and hit LA more often.. One thing is for sure, 2010 begs for further big changes, and you bet your ass I’ll make them happen! Onward and forward! Happy New Year all!