New review! Fromdusktillcon.com just reviewed THE SHELTER. Here’s an exceprt:
“John Fallon certainly has an interesting style of direction. He gets the most out of his actors certainly, which is an amazing skill for any director to have. But on top of that, you can clearly see how much he loves the genre as his influences show up on screen. There were times the film reminded me of the works of David Lynch, Dario Argento, and even the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. This is perhaps the highest compliment I can pay to Mr. Fallon. His work is evocative of such luminous names in the industry yet this is undoubtedly his own film. It’s quite frankly a horrifically beautiful sight to behold.”
Writer/Director John Fallon recently sat down with THIS IS HORROR to talk about THE SHELTER. Here’s an excerpt:
How did the The Shelter story come about, and did you write it with any of the actors in mind?
On a cold winter night, I was going back home after a hockey game and came upon a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk. After giving him some money and walking home, I started thinking, “Who was that man?” – “How did he get there?” – “Where is he going?” Once home, I wrote those three questions down and the seed that would become The Shelter was planted. As for whom I had in mind for the lead character of Thomas? Well, he looked like Michael Pare when I was writing the script, no joke! Mike and I have known each other since 2008, hence yes, him eventually being cast as Thomas was a “meant to be” moment.
The Film4 Frightfest THE SHELTER (get your tickets here) screening is almost upon us (August 28, 2015) and writer/director John Fallon recently spoke with Sci Fi Now to support the screening! Here’s an excerpt!
You’ve been a critic, screenwriter, actor…was directing always something that you wanted to do?
Directing has always been my Holy Grail, if you will. I started off going to film school, and after film school I went to theatre school for three years and then graduated from that, and then entered the business mostly as an actor and as a script doctor fixing other people’s scripts. Directing was always something that I wanted to do but life goes the way it goes, and when The Shelter came about I knew that was going to be the one. I would fulfill my Holy Grail. I had other scripts that I wrote that I came close to directing, and other people wound up directing them, but The Shelter was so personal and weird and had so much to do with my own individual spirituality that I knew that there was no way somebody else could direct it but me!
The Shelter writer/director John Fallon and Executive Producer Berge Garabedian will both be at Film4 FrightFest. There will be an intro before the screening and a QNA afterwards. Fallon will also be bringing SHELTER merchandise to give out to the audience on hand.
In anticipation of the Film4 Frightfest THE SHELTER screening, John Fallon recently sat down with Britflicks to talk about the inception of the film, some of the weird things that happened while he was writing it, faith, Iron Maiden, and more! Give it a LISTEN HERE.
THE SHELTER screens at Frightfest on Friday August 28 at 8:40PM. Go here, click FILM at the bottom then click on The Shelter to BUY YOUR TICKET! John Fallon and Executive Producer Berge Garabedian will be in attendance.