With David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS getting its Blu-Ray North American release via SCREAM FACTORY on April 29, 2014, it got me feeling all nostalgic about my time on set. So allow me to share a couple of behind the scenes pics from the shoot with yall! See them all below! Dead Shadows stars Fabien Wolfrom, Rurik Salle, my sorry ass and Blandine Marmigère. It was written by Vincent Jule and produced by Julien Dunand and David Cholewa! You can order the Blu-Ray HERE! It was my first time acting in France and hopefully not the last! I had a blast!
David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS is finally getting its north American release via SCREAM FACTORY on April 29, 2014 (two days after my b-day)! I play badass John in the film. The disk will contain a Making-Of Special Effects Featurette, Deleted Scenes Interview With Director David Cholewa, Theatrical Trailer and Teaser Trailer. It will be available in its original French Language and with an English dub. NOTE: That is not me doing the English dub on the film, so you wanna hear my sweet voice? Watch the subtitled version. Dead Shadows is about:
Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of Chris (Fabian Wolfrom), whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that the Halley’s comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is appearing and everyone in Chris’s building is getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. As the night falls, Chris discovers that people are starting to act strangely. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond recognition! In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun-toting tenant (John Fallon – Death Race, Saw Ii) – but will they make it out alive?
Although David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS will go straight to disk in the States via Scream!Factory come January 2014 (last I heard)! It open theatrical in Japan soon and here’s another slick one-sheet for it – see it below and you can see the first one-sheet HERE. Yup, they renamed the film to PARASITE X and the back on my head never looked so damn cool!
Although DEAD SHADOWS will go straight to disk in he States via Scream!Factory! It will go theatrical in Japan and here’s their groovy one-sheet for it. Yup they renamed the film to PARASITE X. I am told the poster is not yet finished, but hey, looking good to me!
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!
David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS will finally gets its Canadian premiere via the Montreal Horrorfest which is part of the Montreal Comic Con. I of course have a role in the film and will be there to present the picture which will screen on Sunday, September 15th 2013, closing the Festival. Get all the deets HERE! Dead Shadows stars Fabian Wolfrom, Blandine Narnigère and Rurik Sallé. Check out the trailer below!
I was recently interviewed at SM.com in support of DEAD SHADOWS July 22nd Australian release via Gryphon Entertainment (on DVD and Blu-ray 3D), You can read an excerpt from the interview below and READ THE WHOLE THING HERE! Thanks to SM.com for the support!
Marcey: The role is one that appears to have been quite demanding physically and mentally, how did you prepare for that?
John: Physically I trained hard before the shoot to gain some mass. But once I got to Paris four weeks before the shoot, finding a Gym to sustain what I had gained was impossible (long story). So I figured, if I can’t retain the mass, I may as well be lean for the role. So protein shakes, red wine and French sausages became my diet. And crunches and push ups my work-out .
Mentally; what I liked about the character was that I had lots of room to create. On paper, all we knew about him was that he was a tough guy and owned lots of weapons. So I invented a back-story for him (I gave him a military background for example) which I often went back to in my head as to the WHY behind his actions.
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?
Two positive David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS reviews surfaced recently! Check them out below!
The first is in Greek from Horrorrant.com:
“Wolfrom steals hearts and has a brilliant career in front of him, and experienced action man Fallon gives us something extra, although it could have a bigger role. Dead Shadows is a low budget film that looks like a Hollywood production!”
The second is from the UK site Geek Chocolate:
“Conversely, John Fallon despite his extensive experience, is asked to do little beyond demonstrate his affinity for a variety of weapons, at which he is remarkably adept.”
Dead Shadows will be released shortly in North America via Shout! Factory.
Well this is great news! David Cholewa’s DEAD SHADOWS will finally see the light of day in North America through a company that I really esteem: SHOUT! FACTORY. Peep the Official Press Release below! I am very happy right now! Congrats to the Dead Shadows team! Felicitation a l’equipe Dead Shadows!
SHOUT! FACTORY ACQUIRES INDIE FEATURE DEAD SHADOWS
FOR STRATEGIC CROSS-PLATFORM DISTRIBUTION
IN BOTH U.S AND CANADA
Fabian Wolfrom, Blandine Marmigère, John Fallon and Rurik Sallé
Star in Popular French Sci-Fi Horror Produced and Directed by David Cholewa
Berlin, Los Angeles, CA and Paris, France – February 8, 2013 – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, has acquired from DC MEDIAS the U.S and Canadian distribution rights to popular French horror action thriller DEAD SHADOWS, produced and directed by David Cholewa. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and filmmaker David Cholewa, DC MEDIAS.
In this deal, Shout! Factory secured extensive rights to DEAD SHADOWS, including home entertainment, digital and broadcast for cross-platform releases. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of the film on all packaged media, electronic-sell-through (EST), video-on-demand (VOD), subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and television. DEAD SHADOWS is set to hit U.S and Canadian home entertainment marketplace and a variety of digital entertainment platforms later this year.
“This highly entertaining feature is a perfect addition to our ever-growing horror and world cinema library; and we look forward to present this film to movie fans and reach new audiences through a variety of distribution platforms,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders in a joint statement.
David Cholewa’s first feature film DEAD SHADOWS tells the terrifying story about a young man, Chris, whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that the comet of Haley could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is going to appear 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 starts to discover that people are acting strange – and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. People are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they start mutating into something from beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris has to try to escape from his building with the help from some other tenants – but will they make it out alive?
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and HighTone Records. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com