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The Shelter teams up with Devilworks for International sales!

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We are happy to announce that we have just teamed up with the fine folks at DEVILWORKS on THE SHELTER.

They will be streamlining the sales on our remaining International territories (like England, France, Germany, Japan etc).  You can see THE SHELTER page on the DEVILWORK’s site HERE!

Look out for DEVILWORKS at this year’s MIPCOM!

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The Shelter now available on DVD in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg!

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THE SHELTER is finally available in Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg for now). It was released on August 24th 2017 on DVD via RED SQUARE FILM and can be purchased HERE. We are hoping that it finds its audience.

We recently tagged up with a new Worldwide Sales Agent, hence we’re aiming for the film to be available in the rest of the world sooner than later. If you’re in North America – the many ways to see it are HERE.

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John Fallon’s The Shelter starring Michael Pare now on HULU!

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shelter-1“Fallon’s film will probably polarize most audiences, as it boldly goes where most films daren’t – relating a somewhat in-congruent tale that does anything but spoon-feed viewers” – Scream Horror Mag

We are happy to announce that THE SHELTER was just recently added to HULU. We hope that folks that watch it via that platform get something out of it.

If you enjoyed the film, take the time to post your reviews or/and give us your STAR rating on IMDb.  You can also own the film on DVD (with director commentary and interview with star Michael Pare) or see it via other PLATFORMS.

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John Fallon’s The Shelter with Michael Pare on Redbox & at EFM!

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JOHN FALLON’S THE SHELTER COMING TO REDBOX and EFM!

After its theatrical, VOD and DVD release, John Fallon’s THE SHELTER will now be available (in the USA) on RedBox come February 7, 2017. Moreover, the film will be shopped at the upcoming EFM (European Film Market) in Berlin starting February 9. For distribution queries or to set up a meeting at said market, E-MAIL Uncork’d Entertainment HERE!

Written, directed and produced by John Fallon (and Donny Broussard), The Shelter stars Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, Streets of Fire) in one of his most acclaimed performances of recent times.

The LA TIMES says “The Shelter is graced by the performance of Michael Paré – (he) strikes just the right notes” while Aint it Cool News says “he really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do”.

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Co-starring Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Amy Wickenheiser, Lauren Alexandra and Daena Turner, Tom Holland’s Terror Times said: “Blending elements of spirituality, horror and redemption within the faith based storytelling, you see a very complete film in THE SHELTER.”

In THE SHELTER, widower and homeless man Thomas Jacobs (Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

THE SHELTER, was DP’d by Bobby Holbrook, features visual VFX work from The Conjuring’s Thomas Wilson, and is the first film from Bruise Productions Inc. and JoBlo Movie Productions Inc. All production and post production elements were furnished by Holbrook Multi Media.

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ON REDBOX FEBRUARY 7, 2017!

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The Shelter DVD sleeve, bonus features and pre-order info!

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John Fallon’s THE SHELTER (which the LA Times called “remarkably ambitious”) starring screen icon  Michael Paré will be out on DVD everywhere in North America (US & Canada can Pre-Order here) come January 3rd 2017. Scroll down to discover the bonus features that are on the disk and to see the DVD sleeve!

BONUS FEATURES:
-VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL PARE
-AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR JOHN FALLON
STORYBOARDS,TEASER AND TRAILER.
VIDEO TOUR OF THE HOUSE LOCATION.

The-Shelter-DVDPRE-ORDER THE SHELTER ON DVD HERE!

Writer/Director John Fallon had this to say about the disk:
“Folks that enjoyed the film will get a lot out of the insightful Michael Paré video interview and there’s ample meat in my feature length audio commentary as well. I shared a lot of background info/trivia about the making of the picture, the odd happenings that befell us and also connected some dots as to my intent when it came to the -left up to interpretation- manner in which the story was told.”

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New Michael Pare interview & The Shelter review!

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Shelter-n-616x328WATCH THE SHELTER ON AMAZON, VUDU  GOOGLE PLAY, DIRECT TV OR ON ITUNES.
CANADIANS WATCH ON YT, GOOGLE PLAY OR ON ITUNES
The film is also on DISH, TIME WARNER and COMCAST

The Shelter star Michael Pare recently talked with Nerd Element about the film while the website Ravenous Monster just reviewed it. Excerpts and links below!

Nerd Element Michael Pare interview: “He’s [Thomas] not just full of self-pity and remorse, he’s also degenerated as a human being.  It takes a lot of personal effort to become an evolved human being. Spiritual and psychological and intellectual evolution requires personal effort. Nobody can just give that to you.” – READ THE INTERVIEW HERE!

Ravenous Monster The Shelter review: ” Fallon’s maiden voyage is a well-executed descent into one man’s dark state of mind and it’s as indie and it gets.  In that regard it must be considered a huge success.  General cinephiles will have a lot to marvel at here.” – READ THE REVIEW HERE

shelter-pic1WATCH THE SHELTER ON AMAZON, VUDU  GOOGLE PLAY, DIRECT TV OR ON ITUNES.
CANADIANS WATCH ON YT, GOOGLE PLAY OR ON ITUNES
The film is also on DISH, TIME WARNER and COMCAST  

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The Shelter is not just for fans of supernatural thrillers, it’s also for people of Faith!

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-Like Book of Job from the Bible, Thomas is tested through supernatural signs that lead him to an emotional place in his heart he’s learnt to hide from. It’s an uncomfortable watch as real become unreal – Britflick

Thus far, THE SHELTER has mostly been addressed by the mainstream and horror press/audience. But with its Christianity inspired themes, iconography and symbolism; we also believe that people of Faith should see the film, even those who don’t normally like genre efforts.

Yes the film has sex, minor violence/nudity and (many) “sins” and it is NOT family friendly. But aren’t sins and an opportunity for repentance and atonement part of it all? I will discuss all of this further in due time on my Official Blog, till then here are some quotes from some of The Shelter reviews that picked on the spiritual tones of the film. Much love! John Fallon

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CANADIANS WATCH ON YT, GOOGLE PLAY OR ON ITUNES
The film is also on DISH, TIME WARNER and COMCAST

-The Shelter swirls Christianity and Silent Hill-levels of guilt to torment its protagonist, and Fallon’s strong visual style combines with a very strong turn from Pare to good effect. – Sci Fi Now

-The neon lights become the power of Christ and his need to beg forgiveness jostles with memories that aren’t allowed to fade.  – Starbust Magazine

-The film’s religious undertones remain apparent but they never feel overly preachy and, surprisingly and cleverly, draw out whatever spirituality we believe in, making Fallon’s intentions feel relevant to us in our own particular way. – Scream Horror Mag

-There are a lot of religious references, as well as dreamy sequences bathed in light, where we are not quite sure whether to believe what we are seeing, or if it is merely a product of Thomas’ mind. – Movieramblings

-The beauty of Fallon’s cinematic Lament Configuration is that through extensive use of religious iconography and flashbacks that offer suggestions as to how Thomas found himself in this predicament, there are multiple conclusions that the viewer may come to, and with Fallon wisely refusing to offer his own explanation of the film’s meaning it enables the viewer to take their own unique experience with them. – This is Horror

-Filled to the rafters with religious iconography; statues of Jesus Christ, copies of the Bible and crucifixes of ever schism, are littered everywhere you care to look. The talismans represent Thomas’ need forgiveness, but he’s a stubborn man. – The Hollywood News

“Blending elements of spirituality, horror and redemption within the faith based storytelling, you see a very complete film in THE SHELTER.- Tom Holland Terror Time.

- God’s not explicitly mentioned, but even a lapsed Catholic or staunch atheist will get the feeling going into the final act and after the credits roll that someone, not of this world, can and will put you out of your misery… if you’ve given up. – Britflick

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CANADIANS WATCH ON YT, GOOGLE PLAY OR ON ITUNES
The film is also on DISH, TIME WARNER and COMCAST

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The Shelter opens today on on VOD! Screens in select cinemas for a week!

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11“John Fallon’s “The Shelter” is remarkably ambitious. It’s a concise genre piece that doubles as a heavily metaphorical character sketch.” – LA Times

John Fallon’s The Shelter opens today on VOD (watch it here) and in select cinemas in North America for a wekk. John Fallon will be at the Laemmle  Ahrya Fine Art (GET TICKETS HERE) tonight November 4th in LA for the first showing of the film. Expect an intro and QNA. And Fallon and star Michael Pare will be there tomorrow November 5th for the big premiere of the film, intro and QNA there as well. Thanks to all who have and are still supporting the film. We feel the love. Thank you for that.

“Veteran character actor Michael Paré strikes just the right notes as a man literally haunted by his past. ” – LA Times

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New The Shelter trailer, poster and release date announced!

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JOHN FALLON’S THE SHELTER COMING TO THEATERS, ON DEMAND THIS NOVEMBER

Written, directed and produced by John Fallon, The Shelter stars Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, The Virgin Suicides) in one of his most acclaimed performances in recent times.

Scream Horror Magazine says Paré “steals each and every scene” while Aint it Cool News says he “really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do”.

Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Amy Wickenheiser and Daena Turner co-star in “the smart man’s horror film” (Icons of Fright).

On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas Jacobs (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

The Shelter will be released in theaters and digital in North America on Nov 4 and on DVD on January 3 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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The Shelter to be distributed in North America by Uncork’d Entertainment!

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Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired US and Canadian rights to the horror-thriller The Shelter, with both a theatrical and digital release planned for the fall.

Written & directed by John Fallon and produced by Fallon and Donny Broussard, The Shelter stars Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, The Virgin Suicides) in one of his most acclaimed performances in recent times.

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Michael Pare as Thomas Jacobs

Scream Horror Magazine says Paré “steals each and every scene” while Aint it Cool News says he “really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do”.

Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Amy Wickenheiser and Daena Turner co-star in “the smart man’s horror film” (Icons of Fright).

“I’m very pleased to be partnering with John and Berge to introduce The Shelter to U.S. and Canadian audiences,” says Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard. “Michael [Paré] is superb in the lead role – we’re anticipating some great notices on his turn here.”

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“It was very important for me to find a domestic distributor that understood The Shelter for what it was and that wouldn’t try to rework it into something that it wasn’t,” says Writer/Director John Fallon. “I thankfully found that in Uncork’d Entertainment and I am beyond elated to move forward with them on the picture!”

In The Shelter, widower and homeless man Thomas Jacobs (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

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Gayle James as Maryam

Of his role, Paré said “The Shelter tells a great and painful tragedy, not about global disaster or war or economic collapse but of the individual human heart. The human heart and soul is what all art seeks to unravel. Guilt, regret and shame kill the heart and soul. When our lower animal nature dominates our character our soul is lost.

With visual effects by Thomas Wilson (Insidious, The Conjuring), The Shelter was executive produced by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions. Holbrook Multi Media completed the production and post-production elements.

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