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The Shelter gets its Facebook page!

March 31st, 2013 No comments

We recently opened a Facebook Page for my upcoming film THE SHELTER and you can LIKE IT here!

The Shelter stars Michael Pare and here’s its synopsis:

On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Pare) 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. Inside, with nobody in sight, he finds all of the comforts that he used to have. After taking a bath, feasting wholeheartedly on some food and relishing the silliness on the tube, he gets some well-earned shut eye.

All is well until a restless Thomas wakes up in a panic and finds a loaded revolver resting on his lap. Baffled, he picks up the weapon, checks the barrel and notes that it is fully loaded. A visceral sense of unease invades him immediately. Something is very wrong and he decides that it is time to leave. Alas he finds out swiftly that the premises won’t let him depart so quickly. The doors are all locked, and the windows puzzlingly cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. Will he survive the ordeal?

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The Shelter has its leading man; Michael Paré!

March 26th, 2013 No comments

For my feature length directorial debut, I am trying to surround myself with people that I know and trust.  So the same M.O. went for the lead role of Thomas in The Shelter. I needed an actor that I knew as a person on some level (I’ve known Mike since 2006 or so, my bud Eric Red introduced us), had the chops to do the role justice and who would be an ally on set.

Michael Paré was the first name on my list; in fact, I had him in mind when I wrote the script.  He’s my kind of guy; straightforward, committed, intelligent and humble. He is also very talented. And in terms of The Shelter, he’s perfect for the role on every level. So yes, I am very happy that Mike responded to the script/the role and that he’s doing it

Here’s what Mike had to say about the script:

 

“I read John Fallon’s script “The Shelter” and it 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.”

Yeah,  he got it. Am in the process of assembling my team with Producer Donny Broussard. More news on the project when I have some. I smell location scouting in the near future.

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Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever now on DVD in the UK!

March 19th, 2013 No comments


A documentary that I was interviewed for called  SLICE AND DICE: THE SLASHER FILM FOREVER (directed by Calum Waddell) is now available on DVD in the UK, get it HERE!

The doc explores the slasher sub genre in depth and has interviews with horror titans like Tobe Hooper, Tom Holland, Mick Garris, Christopher Smith, Scott Spiegel, Eduardo Sánchez, Patrick Lussier and more! The film was was produced by Calum Waddell and Naomi Holwill. Check out the sweet cover below!

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Bruise Productions Inc. and my feature length directorial debut The Shelter are born!

March 10th, 2013 No comments

And it’s on! I recently founded my new production company BRUISE PRODUCTIONS INC. (see our slate of films here) and the next one out of the box will be my feature length directorial debut THE SHELTER, a film that I also wrote (it took me 3 years to crack that script, a first and hopefully a last for me) and that is produced by my brother in arms Donny Broussard.

We’re presently at the development stage, meaning we’re looking for our leading man, getting our budget together (we have some money locked but expect a crowd funding campaign to pop up online sooner or later to gap what is missing), scouting locations and I am shot-listing the whole thing. I am very proud of my screenplay for THE SHELTER; it’s unique within the subgenre it’s toying in and it’s something people won’t expect coming from me. It’s a horror film no doubt, but with “more” tagged to it. You’ll see…

I’ve waited a long time to direct my first feature. THE RED HOURS was gonna be it until I gave up on it after 4 years of trying to get it made. I eventually turned it into a short film (see it here) to get it out of my system. Later on, TRANCE was almost it, but I was offered enough money for the screenplay, that I gave it up, cashed in and it got shot without my involvement. And now we’re at THE SHETLER and the beauty is with that one; I know that nobody can shoot it but me. And I am very comfortable with that.

Find below our PROMO POSTER for the film and the SYNOPSIS, which I tried to make as vague as possible. Enjoy! We plan to shoot THE SHELTER at the end of the year, stay tuned for more updates!

One-Sheet by Paul Shirey

Synopsis: On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas 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 that he did. Inside, there’s nobody in sight and he finds all of the comforts that he used to have. After taking a bath, feasting whole heartily on some food and relishing the silliness on the tube, he gets some well earned shut eye. All is well until a restless Thomas wakes up in a panic and finds a loaded revolver resting on his lap. Baffled, he picks up the weapon, checks the barrel, it is fully loaded. A visceral sense of unease invades him immediately. Something is very wrong and he decides that it is time to leave. Alas he finds out swiftly that the premises won’t let him depart. The doors are all locked, and the windows puzzlingly cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. Will he survive the ordeal?

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