And another step stomped down! Post Production is now officially done on my feature length directional debut THE SHELTER (which was financed by my company Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions), starring Michael Paré, Gayle James, Rachel Whittle and Amy Wickeneiser.
How do I feel? Good. It’s another firm step as to the long road ahead. To be honest, there is still so much left for me to do, to figure out and so many hurdles left standing up (gotta get an outstanding this and an outstanding that, it’s like a scavenger hunt), that it is hard for me to “relax” and feel “great”. I’m still in “war” mode over here. On that, I look forward in swimming in shark infested waters to explore the world of sales/distribution and I’m also investigating “self distribution” for shits and giggles. Distribution has changed so much over the years and I need to catch up as to where it is now. I don’t want to make an ill informed decision. You can also expect a new one-sheet, a full trailer and an Official Site to surface early next year. I am working on it!
PS: I’ll be exploring the Festival circuit in 2015; where the film premieres is very important to me on a personal and business level, hence I must choose wisely.
PPS: I’m also toying with the idea of shooting a music video using one of the songs from the film to then use it as a marketing tool down the road.
PPPS: I am setting up an online screener to show buyers that have already approached me and to Hollywood pals that want to see it.
Post wise, working on the film with Holbrook Multi Media was educational and creatively stimulating. Editor/Colorist Bobby Holbrook and I came up with many visceral visual motifs for the film and sitting down with sound designer Colby Huval was rewarding as well. The Shelter is a film that needed a potent sound design and I am happy to report that we have one and it meshes with the polished visuals beautifully. I am excited about the end result! Michael Pare is simply incredible in what I believe is one of the best performances of his career, the supporting cast lent him able support and the haunting music by Shawn Knippelberg and Colby Huval was the cherry on top!
Colby Huval (sound), my sorry ass and Bobby Holbrook (editor/colorist)!
Here are some words from two key players on the project; the film would not have happened without them. Thanks again gents for believing in me and the movie.
Producer Donny Broussard: “Working with the Holbrooks and John Fallon has been a pleasure and the post process was seamless under John’s direction. I can’t wait for people to see what John cooked up in his twisted mind! I am proud to have helped bring this film to life”
Chief Editor/Colorist Bobby Holbrook: “It made sense for us to be involved in both sides of the film process since this is a unique story and needed to be woven together in a particular way, with many scenes requiring a different look. I shot with a Canon C300 using Ziess CP2 prime lenses, capturing everything wonderfully – from beautiful, wide lake shots, to cramped grimy alleyways, and the editing process consisted of fine tuning the look and feel John wished to convey. ”
In closing, THE SHELTER will be seeking worldwide distribution at the 2015 Berlin Film Market via Sales Agent DC- Medias. For now you can follow the film by way of its Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thesheltermovie
Here’s the TEASER TRAILER for the film which we put together before we even edited the movie. The colour correction has changed since.
And the Synopsis: 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?
I know where my focus will be in 2015, much like 2014 – it will all be about THE SHELTER. All good…