JOHN FALLON – BIOGRAPHY
John Fallon started his career as an actor, starring in over 20 productions from 2001 until the present day. Some of his credits include films such as Saw II, Alone in the Dark with Stephen Dorff, 100 Feet opposite Famke Janssen, the French sci-fi hit Dead Shadows, the action film American Muscle and the upcoming Medieval action film The Siege.
In 2000, he founded one of the most popular horror websites in the world, Arrow in the Head (part of the JoBlo Movie Network), penning over 1,500 film reviews himself, traveling the world for set visits, conventions and film festivals.
During this same period, he wrote 5 feature-length screenplays, each of which was turned into a feature film, including different genres like sci-fi (Recon 2022), action (American Muscle) and horror (Trance). His accomplishments to this point led him to become a member of the Jury at the Sitges Film Festival, the Fantastic Fest Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival among others.
John began his directing throughout this same period, starting off with the music video for the hit song Gasolina by Daddy Yankee, followed by the award-winning short film The Red Hours. John’s background comes from all this real-life experience, but he also spent three years perfecting his craft as an actor through a professional theater program, and two more years learning the technical aspects of film making. His feature length directorial debut The Shelter starring Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers, Streets of Fire) based on his own screenplay was released at the end of 2016 in theaters, VOD and now on DVD to critical acclaim.
The LA Times said “The Shelter is remarkably ambitious. It’s a concise genre piece that doubles as a heavily metaphorical character sketch.” while Ain’t it Cool News said, “The Shelter is resonant in tone and spot on in execution!”.
And as per the request of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, John Fallon‘s screenplay for The Shelter has been included in its Library and is now part of its permanent Core Collection for film students and Academy Members to have access to.
John is presently developing a slew of projects by way of his company Bruise Productions Inc, with the female vigilante film EVA, the barbarian action film THE PRIZE, the sci-fi/action THE SHADOWING, the horror film THE BOAT, the supernatural thriller WOODLAND GREY and the Templar historical thriller HERETIC being in the forefront.