A film I starred in; David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS finally comes home, yes the French film just nabbed its France and UK distribution. About F-ing time! Here are the deets from the Hollywood Reporter:
TLA Releasing has closed a pair of multi-territory deals in Cannes, snatching up David Cholewa’s genre feature Dead Shadows from DC Medias for release in the U.K. and France. Cholewa’s French sci-fi horror film is set against the arrival of Haley’s comet, an event that begins to turn the world’s populace into violent mutants. TLA is planning a cross-platform release in France and U.K. for the title.
Congrats to David Cholewa and everybody else who had a hand in making DEAD SHADOWS happen!
Even though I am not at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in person (I got The Shelter to prep), two of my projects are. Dead Shadows will screen there (Cannes Market) as it still has some territories to lock and there’s my new project EYE SEE DEATH which Rurik Salle and I have been developing.
EYE SEE DEATH is written by Jason Hewlett from a story by myself and Rurik Salle. It will star myself and Rurik while the fight choreography will be done by Manu Lanzi (JCVD, Chinese Zodiac, Kiss of the Dragon, District 13, Unleashed). The film is a horror, action hybrid.
See a promo poster within this story (this is by no means the final poster, it’s something we whipped up real fast to make Cannes) and the synopsis is below.
New York. One year, ten women brutally stabbed to death in their homes. This is the work of the serial killer the media have dubbed ‘The Uptown Slasher’, and it’s a case that has become an obsession for no-nonsense homicide cop Shane Carter (John Fallon). In France, the maverick Inspecteur Malterre (Rurik Sallé) has dedicated a good portion of his career in patrolling the most violent of suburbs, dealing with the toughest gangs and street thugs. When Carter takes down The Uptown Slasher in a decoy operation, they find out that the assassin is actually french.
In order to help the US unit on the case and to bring the madman back home for trial, the french Police sends Inspecteur Malterre over to New York. Alas, the Uptown Slasher eventually escapes his captors, and heads back to France with Carter and Malterre hot on his trail. But things are about to get worse. The psychopath has a secret; he can’t sleep and has been living under heavy medication for years. Without his pills, not only is he awake twenty-four hours a day, but his perception of reality gets heavily distorted, bringing forth horrific visions. During his eva-sion, his medication was lost and now The Uptown Slasher sees hell everywhere he looks and he won’t stop until he lets the apocalypse loose onto the world… Will the clock run out before justice is served?
DEAD SHADOWS is going straight to DVD in North America via Shout!Factory but it’s going theatrical in Greece. Very cool! You can check out a TV Spot pushing its release below! Big congrats to everybody who worked their asses off on the film! Cast, crew, effects peeps, food peeps, random french dude on the streets that spared me a couple of cigarettes at the time…everybody!
Dead Shadows was directed by David Cholewa and written by Vincent Jule. It stars Fabian Wolfrom, Blandine Marmigère, Rurik Sallé and myself. Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of a young man, named Chris (Wolfrom), whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that Halley’s comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is appearing and everyone in his building are getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There’s even an apocalypse theory going around. As the night falls, Chris discovers that people are starting to act strange – and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun taunting tenant named John (Fallon) – but will they make it out alive?
My short film THE RED HOURS aka the short film that keeps on giving will be playing at the upcoming CanadaDrome on May 26 in Vancouver, BC. Get the info below and HERE! The flick stars Deke Richards, Amy Wickeneiser and Heather Westwood. It was shot by Donny Broussard. Am proud that my little baby is still hitting the big screen now and again 4 years after its initial release. As Ash would say… GROOVY!
The third CanadaDrome is at the Pacific Cinematheque on Sunday, MAY 26th! Come and see the pulse-pounding short film “The Red Hours” from Montreal filmmaker and film critic (arrowinthehead.com) John Fallon – along with Creepy Six Films’ “Catholic Cheerleaders for Satan”! followed by a special screening of the kick-ass backwoods killer-comedy “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil”! A few special guests will be in attendance (TBA soon) and, as always, we’re totally licensed so if you feel like having a brewski or vino, we’ll have the bevvies available for $3.50 (damn cheap!)