I slapped my short film THE RED HOURS online (see it here) 2 days ago and I am happy to see that the feedback has been mostly positive thus far; a couple of “you suck” e-mails with nothing to back it up aside (usual shit when you put something out there); folks seemed to like it; which is always cool to hear. Here’s an excerpt from a review of the short over at Cinema Crazed:
– Mostly an experimental film, “The Red Hours” is a drug trip of the highest proportion and one most dangerous in the mind of a jilted ex refusing to cope with his ex-girlfriend’s new sexual preference and the inevitable aftermath of a drug binge. Fallon is a sharp eyed independent director, and I appreciated the technical aspect behind “The Red Hours” in the end.
You can read the whole review HERE. And here are some behind the scenes pics coupled with quotes from folks who saw the flick online. Much love to the peeps who busted their asses behind and in front of the camera. Much love to the peeps who are supporting the short online and much love to those who are taking the time to watch it. All about the love 🙂
Setting up a scene with great men Matt Champagne (sound) and Donny Broussard (DOP, co producer)
– I thought it was a lot of fun. I think you may run into people not understanding it based on the fact that narrative structure driven by the stylized effects and imagery. People not tuned to such things may have a little trouble since there isn’t a lot of dialogue grounding the story. I didn’t have any problem getting it. All in all it’s a short and it worked very well. On a personal note – I didn’t figure you as being intimidated by women. 🙂 A few plot holes and a bit too many stylized effects but otherwise pretty damn entertaining. Those girls are ridiculously hot!!! If they need help and want a male maid, let me know 🙂
-Blown away! Wow that was an awesome short. I think that it was a very distinct piece. I have my own ideas what the story was about and that’s a very hard thing to pull off making it interesting but also allowing an audience to take what they want from it. Hope to see some more shorts.
Actor Deke Richards psyching himself up to jump through a door.
-Very well done. The direction and editing was top notch stuff. Acting was good, story was a little trippy, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad or nothin. What did you shoot this with?? I am a struggling writer and am trying to get something of mine shot. This picture looks crisp and clear and I like the overall look of it.
-Alright, that was pretty sweet! Especially loved the sequence where he’s running while being shot at (nice overexposed effect). The editing was damn good, too, what with the various speed-ups, slow-downs, and flash cuts all adding up to one trippy ride. Overall, I gotta say I’m impressed, and it certainly put a nice big grin on my face!
-I gotta admit that the ending had me a little confused. I wasn’t sure whether the slasher stuff was the past, the future, or just the dude’s head fucking with him, but whatever, I enjoyed it just the same!
Actor Deke Richards and actress Heather Westwood; before their chainsaw tap-dance together.
-I have been wanting to check it out for a long time 🙂 so glad you’ve put it up for us to see. I gotta say John, I really enjoyed it. It was a nice 8 min mindf*ck and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Great work, to you and your team 🙂
-Quite disturbing. It felt like David Lynch meets Rob Zombie
-Good to finally see The Red Hours after reading so much about it, fantastic short, very nicely done!
Shooting hot girls making out…tough job for Donny and I.
-Creepy, cool, stylish and effective! Let me know if you decide to sell this on DVD come X-mas time, I’d snatch up a copy in a heart beat. Loved the camera work, especially the opening minute in the club, that reminded me style wise of Gasper Noe’s Irreversible.
-I also enjoyed it a lot, especially the mind fucking with the sounds on top of the film and the twist with the girls. Shooting on low budget all the time I know this is pretty hard, but also the white effect at the end looked cool. All in all really nice, keep shooting John!
-A sick, fetishistic male fantasy – I loved every second of it, John! Well done!
With actress Amy Wickenheiser; couldn”t have a found a better “Natasha”.