Hey! Just letting you all know that I will be kicking it at the Montreal Comic Con this week. On Saturday the 14 2013, I will take part in the HEROES OF THE NORTH panel as BLACK TERROR. Get all the details HERE! And on Sunday the 15 2013, I will be presenting the Canadian Premiere of David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS, a film that I acted in, at 4PM as part of the MONTREAL HORRORFEST. Get the details HERE! Hope to see some of you there, don’t be shy to come say hello! A great weekend to all!by
Yesterday, Director/Editor Christian Viel and I finally locked picture on Billy Trigger. I am elated with what we have and I feel like sharing some positive joo-joo.
First of all, I believe that Billy Trigger is the best film Viel and I ever collaborated on. His camera work is tops and his action scenes are bad and ass. This is also (surprisingly) the “meatier” flick we’ve ever done as the characters/relationships are fleshed out and layered. A result of the many re-writes I did on the script at the request of Executive Producer Berge Garabedian and director Viel and of the actors, who brought their own ideas and of course their own energy on set. For example, there’s a love story in the film that wasn’t really on the page, but that was born and took life on set due to the chemistry two of the actors shared (me being one of them).
I am also happy to report that our main cast owns it! Fred Williamson goes back to his Black Caesar roots with his nuanced performance here, fans of The Hammer will love this role! Anderson Bradshaw gives what is in my opinion his best showcase to date, his key scene with The Hammer was the tits! Meghan Gabruch is simply a revelation, local casting Agents should be beating down her door with axes, the girl’s got chops and then some! Matthew Bennett steals every single scene that he’s in and Pia Metni will make you fall in love with her. And I do all right in the film too 🙂
Moreover, the flick is an effortless sit down. You know you got a good pace going when you watch a rough cut (with raw sound/image and no sound effects) and it flashes by. I’m happy about that. So there ya have it! Twas a long climb for all, but we made it. All that matters. I’ll speak for myself here; although my fight for this film is farrrrrrr from over, being that I am so in love with the final product, it will make battling for it so much more easier. Will keep yall in the loop! Peace!by
Hey all, am happy to report that BILLY TRIGGER has finally entered Post Production. BILLY TRIGGER was directed by Christian Viel and Produced by JoBlo Productions and here’s a reminder as to what it is about:
Irish mobster Billy Trigger (John Fallon) has been Pops (Fred Williamson) number one enforcer for three years now. And for good reasons; he is cold, calculated and relentless and has never tackled a job he couldn’t finish. His life is trouble-free and solitary as it mainly consists of: loose women, doing the work and cashing in. That’s until Pops, the head of the organization, hands him his next assignment.Trigger is tasked to look over his young mistress, Catherine (Pia Metni), while he’s away on business. Of course, nothing goes as planned and Trigger ends up on the wrong side of Pops esteem…What happens when the best in the business is pitted against the business? Place your bets!
BILLY TRIGGER stars Fred Williamson, Pia Metni, Matthew Bennett, Meghan Gabruch, Anderson Bradshaw, Deke Richards and myself. It was financed by JoBlo Productions. Check it on THE INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE HEREby
BILLY TRIGGER was directed by Christian Viel and stars Fred Williamson, Anderson Bradshaw, Pia Metni, Matthew Bennett, Meghan Gabruch and myself. It was financed by JoBlo Media Inc. The film will be entering Post soon, till then here’s its synopsis:
Irish mobster Billy Trigger (John Fallon) has been Pops (Fred Williamson) number one enforcer for three years now. And for good reasons; he is cold, calculated and relentless and has never tackled a job he couldn’t finish. His life is trouble-free and solitary as it mainly consists of: loose women, doing the work and cashing in. That’s until Pops, the head of the organization, hands him his next assignment.Trigger is tasked to look over his young mistress, Catherine (Pia Metni), while he’s away on business. Of course, nothing goes as planned and Trigger ends up on the wrong side of Pops esteem…What happens when the best in the business is pitted against the business? Place your bets!by
The fine folks at 9 to 5 interviewed director Christian Viel and I about BILLY TRIGGER on their Podcast GO PLUG YOURSELF and it made for a very un-pc sit down, the way I fucking like them (Mom don’t listen to this please, you won’t like the clown story). Listen to it HERE! And thanks to Walter and Keith for the entertaining chat!by
Local Montreal website CULT MTL dropped by the set of our new action flick Billy Trigger and talked to star Fred Williamson and myself. Here’s an excerpt.
Fallon’s horror movie reviews are stylistically chock-full of male-centric bravado — less critical and more in line with a guy who just wants Jack Daniels and, as he’s written in the past, a “good flick.” His personality and his work on Trigger fit perfectly in line. “Action has always been my first love. You know, then I started writing about horror and people pigeonholed me for that. And I love horror, too,” says Fallon.
Though the gritty nature of Trigger hearkens back to gritty low-budget action films of the 1970s, both Fallon and Williamson insist it’s not a throwback, but the real thing. “We have a junkyard chase scene — you never see that in movies anymore,” Fallon points out. “Gritty throwbacks are bullshit,” says Williamson. ”What Tarantino does with the negative scratches,” he continues, referring mostly to his work on Grindhouse, “it’s just bullshit.” He adds that there was no way that would have gone over well in the 70s.by
As you may know we are presently shooting BILLY TRIGGER, an action film that I wrote, act in in and co produce. Usually I slap all my updates on this personal blog, but in this case, you can follow and all of the BILLY TRIGGER news at its OFFICIAL BLOG, FACEBOOK PAGE and TWITTER ACCOUNT. BILLY TRIGGER is directed by Christian Viel, stars me, Fred Williamson, Anderson Bradshaw, Matthew Bennett, Meghan Gabruch, Pia Metni, Valerie Wiseman and Deke Richards. The film is produced by Christian Viel, Berge Garabedian and myself.by
JoBlo.com finances its first full-length feature film ‘Billy Trigger’
The action film will be directed by Christian Viel (Deaden) and stars Fred Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn), John Fallon (Saw 2), Matthew Bennett (Battlestar Galactica) and Pia Metni (Mirror, Mirror) (Montreal, Canada) September 18, 2012 – Popular movie fansite JoBlo.com will be financing its first full feature called ‘Billy Trigger’ written by John Fallon and to be directed by Christian Viel. Principal photography on the film will begin in mid-October, with JCB Productions and Movie Seals Productions, which is a return to the genre for Viel and Fallon, who made Deaden together in 2006.
Iconic American actor Fred Williamson will play ‘Pops’ in the film, the leader of an Irish mob which employs Billy Trigger, the hitman played by John Fallon, who is also co-producing the film. Joining them are Matthew Bennett playing ‘Bruno’ the expert assassin, as well as Pia Metni who will portray ‘Catherine’, the lead actress and love interest in the film.
Official synopsis: Irish mobster Billy Trigger has been the O’Brien family’s number one enforcer for three years now. And for good reason: he is cold, calculating and relentless and has never tackled a job he couldn’t finish. His life is trouble-free and solitary and consists mainly of three things: loose women, doing the work and cashing in. That’s until Pops, the head of the organization, hands him his next assignment. Trigger is tasked to look over Pops’ young mistress, Catherine, while he’s away. Of course, nothing goes as planned and Trigger ends up on the wrong side of Pops’ esteem… What happens when the best in the business is pitted against the business? Place your bets!
This will be the 5th cinematic collaboration between Viel and Fallon, who had previously worked together on Deaden, Recon 2020, Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident and Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy. Most recently, Viel is the creative mind behind the very popular online comic book web series “Heroes of the North”, while Fallon has written and starred in American Muscle, and starred in the French horror film Dead Shadows.
JoBlo.com was founded in 1998 by Berge Garabedian and is well-known as one of the top movie fansites around the world. Garabedian is “extremely excited to be a part of this creative team and I look forward to working with all these talented individuals on this very awesome production.” This will be the first time that JoBlo.com will finance a film in its entirety. It previously co-produced Deaden.
JCB Productions is handling licensing and distribution rights for the film, while Movie Seals Productions will produce the film, which is aiming to be released in the spring/summer of 2013.
JoBlo.com was founded in 1998 by Berge Garabedian, MBA. Today, he is the CEO of the JoBlo Movie Network which encapsulates JoBlo.com, MovieHotties, Arrow in the Head and Movie Fan Central. Mr. Garabedian’s book “The 50 Coolest Movies of All-Time” was published in 2002, and he co-produced Deaden in 2006. More information at www.joblo.com.
ABOUT MOVIE SEALS PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2003, Movie Seals Productions Inc. is a multiple award-winning leader in the independent production scene, having produced over six feature films, over fifty shorts, countless music videos and two web series. More information at www.movieseals.com.
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(514) 315-6051 (514) 335-1682
Official film website: www.billytrigger.com
Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/BillyTrigger
Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/billytrigger
I am thrilled to announce that Matthew Bennett, best known as the humanoid Cylon “Number Five” aka Aaron Doral on the popular TV show Battlestar Galactica has joined the cast of BILLY TRIGGER. He will be playing the role of Bruno. We’re pleased to have him on board! More casting news shortly!by