Pictures from The Shelter Southern Screen screening!

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Pictures from the QNA after the Southern Screen screening.

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Cast and Crew!
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Actress Gayle James and director John Fallon.
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Prod Manager Erin Bennett, producer Donny Broussard, Director John Fallon and DOP Bobby Holbrook.
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Grip Larry Williams, Director John Fallon and Actresses Rachel Whittle & Amy Wickenheiser.

 

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John Fallon talks The Shelter with Cinema Crazed!

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Writer/Director John Fallon recently sat down with Cinema Crazed to talk about The Shelter. Here is an excerpt:

Q. The images and iconography are very catholic, at least to a viewer who was raised catholic, what is the importance of religion for you and is it needed to understand the film or get something out of it?

I don’t talk about my spirituality much, as it is very private to me, buy me a couple of beers and we’ll yap. [Smiles] On that, every genre film out there deals with Satan, demons etc. I figured it would be interesting to explore the flip side of that coin to some degree via this supernatural character study.

Read the whole interview here!

 

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The Shelter gets North American premiere at Southern Screen this weekend!

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After Frightfest 2015 in London and the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, October , THE SHELTER will now screen at the 2015 Southern Screen Film Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana, which happens to be where the bulk of the picture was shot. The screening will take place on Sunday November 22 at 5:30pm (get your tickets here) and you can expect varied cast/crew members to be there.

Director of Photography, Editor and Lafayette native Bobby Holbrook on the screening:

“It’s great to see the Lafayette film scene continue to grow, and to have “The Shelter” play at the Southern Screen Film Festival. The fact that production and post-production for the movie were completed locally, and that a lot of the cast and crew are from the area, just adds to that. The audience can expect to be gripped by John Fallon’s dark story and an outstanding cast. One review called the movie audacious, and it’s not like any other movie out there right now, so they can expect the unexpected. I also hope as they watch the film they get excited that this is just the beginning of what our own local film scene has the potential to do and be.”

Writer/director John Fallon’s thoughts about the screening:

“Lafayette, Louisiana was a big part of The Shelter. Most of the film was shot there and the bulk of our talented cast & crew were from there as well. Hence it’s a pleasure for me to share the film with the local audience. On that, a warning; as opposed to what I have done in the past, The Shelter is a moody and introspective film, not an exploitation affair. Hence I advise the audience to not go in there expecting a cinematic keg party, as they won’t get one. Think more funeral.”

Producer Donny Broussard on the screening:

“The Shelter is a true indie film, mixing art and horror and in the process creating a chilling experience. I’m very excited to watch the film with the community that helped make it.” 

The film revolves around a widower and homeless man named, Thomas Jacobs (played by Michael Paré), who finds shelter one night when he falls upon a vast two story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls in and makes himself at home, but what at first seems like a lucky break turns out to be a cruel twist of fate when he realizes that the house won’t let him leave.

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Here are what some of the critics had to say:

”Pare really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do and doing them with a real sense of soul.” – AINT IT COOL NEWS

“Fallon’s piece is piercing as a disconcerting family dreamscape.” – STARBURST MAGAZINE

“There’s a confidence to Fallon’s choices too, as he gives us a not particularly likeable protagonist and maintains a somber tone throughout this emotionally raw journey.” – SCIFINOW

For more information on ‘The Shelter’, download the film’s Press Kit ( https://goo.gl/Hr9dbV ) or check out the film’s official site (http://www.theshelterfilm.com). The film will next screen at the reputable A Night of Horror Film Festival in Sidney Australia on November 29 2015.

THE SHELTER was produced by John Fallon and Donny Broussard, executive produced by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions. Production and post production elements were completed by Holbrook Multi Media.

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The Shelter composer Shawn Knippelberg interviewed!

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Shawn Knippelberg who composed most of the music found in THE SHELTER was recently interviewed by Cinema Knife Fight. Here’s an excerpt:

BD: Based on its trailer, I think THE SHELTER looks like a creepy, old-school terror fest.  However, I’ve heard some people dismiss it without having seen it (typical nowadays…), claiming it looks like a cliché-ridden jump-scare-fest.  Having actually worked on the film, what do you think of it?  What other movies would you compare it to?

SK: It is so far from a cliché-ridden jump-scare-fest, it isn’t funny.  It has maybe one jump scare.  It’s a mind bender.  It leaves an aftertaste in your mouth, which has no description.  For me, it was positive and right up my alley.   The people that dismiss it, based on the trailer, are shallow fools.   No comparison stands out to me.  It’s its own entity.

Read the entire interview here! 

You can listen to some of Shawn’s rock music here!

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The Shelter and Bruise Productions at the American Film Market in Los Angeles!

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Writer/Director/Producer John Fallon will be at this year’s AMERICAN FILM MARKET in Los Angeles taking meetings for distribution on THE SHELTER (all territories are free thus far, but not for long) and the upcoming genre projects he has in development under his BRUISE PRODUCTIONS INC. banner. If you want to meet Fallon about THE SHELTER or his future projects, you can e-mail him HERE.

For more information on The Shelter, download the film’s Press Kit (http://bit.ly/TheShelterPressKit)

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The Shelter to screen at the A Night of Horror Film Festival!

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The Shelter premiered to strong reviews at Frightfest 2015 in London this past September, then screened at the Sitges Film Festival in October and now The Shelter will screen at the reputable A Night of Horror Film Festival in Sidney Australia on Sunday November 29 at 5:00pm (buy your tickets here).

Writer/director John Fallon had this to say:
“My short film The Red Hours premiered at ANOH in 2009 and I’m excited to have The Shelter screen there as well. It’s a fine Festival ran by a solid group of people and it attracts a great crowd. I unfortunately cannot be there in person for the screening but I would like to say this to the ANOH audience: The Shelter is a moody, trippy and introspective film, hence set those gore and bouncing melons expectations aside. As opposed to what I have done in the past, this is not that kind of movie. Don’t go in there expecting a party, think more the mood of a funeral… :)”

The film revolves around a widower and homeless man named, Thomas Jacobs (played by Michael Paré), who finds shelter one night when he falls upon a vast two story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls in and makes himself at home, but what at first seems like a lucky break turns out to be a cruel twist of fate when he realizes that the house won’t let him leave.

Here are what some of the critics had to say:

”Pare really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do and doing them with a real sense of soul.” – AINT IT COOL NEWS

“Fallon’s piece is piercing as a disconcerting family dreamscape.” – STARBURST MAGAZINE

“There’s a confidence to Fallon’s choices too, as he gives us a not particularly likeable protagonist and maintains a somber tone throughout this emotionally raw journey.” – SCIFINOW 

For more information on ‘The Shelter’, download the film’s Press Kit (http://bit.ly/TheShelterPressKit) or check out the film’s official site (http://www.theshelterfilm.com).

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