Writer/Director John Fallon was recently interviewed about THE SHELTER by film blogs CULT PROJECTIONS and AFRAID OF THE DARK; excerpts and links to full interviews below! THE SHELTER will screen at Film4 FRIGHTFEST on August 28th 2015 at 8:40PM, INFO HERE!
Where does the story of The Shelter stem? It comes across as a very personal movie.
The initial creative spark that triggered The Shelter was seeing a homeless man sitting in the snow on my way back from a hockey game. I gave him some money and on my walk back home I started making up a story about that man. Who was he? Where did he come from? How did he get there? Where is he going? The seed for the Shelter was born. Once I sat down to finally tackle the screenplay: my own personal demons, themes that fascinate me (like guilt and forgiveness), and my spirituality seeped in there to result in what the film became. -READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE