The Shelter helmer John Fallon is making way to present his sophomore directorial effort, Braek, to buyers at EFM through Princ Films. The contained hostage thriller stars Nick Baillie, Kevin Interdonato, Melissa Anschutz, and Alix Lane.
Airing its second season on Showtime beginning March 28 at 10 p.m., City On A Hill sees Interdonato in the role of Tony Suferin, a fiery, hard-nosed cop from Boston in the early 90’s. It is said that Suferin is a controversial figure in this season’s storyline. Interdonato will be joined by series actord Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Lauren E. Banks, Mark O’Brien and Amanda Clayton.
Bruise Productions/ARR Productions
NO MAN’S RIDGE: ‘Body Parts’ Director Sets Up Bigfoot-Themed Action Horror For Next Year, John Fallon To Star
Eric Red (L) and John Fallon (R)
The search for the next most representing action star is never without a running engine. Director Ben Whimpey and screenwriter and producer John Fallon (The Shelter) have assuredly put the pedal to the metal this year and are staking their claim in actor and martial artist Marc Natoli for 80’s/90’s action nostalgia nod, The Proposal.
John Fallon (writer/star, American Muscle) has been hard at work developing his latest period thriller, Heretic, since taking it to the Frontières Market in Montreal last summer. To date, he will now be the one to take to the directors’ chair for his next film following Michael Paré thriller, The Shelter, according to Brad Miska’s reporting at Bloody Disgusting on Thursday.
1149. William and Roland, two Templars, are on their way back home after losing the second Crusade. Both men are dealing with the weight of the war and of having failed God quite differently. Roland is repentant, attempting to correct his wrongs via good deeds and kindness, while William justifies his harshness by claiming that every hardship is a test and part of “God’s will”. As if the increasing divide between the two men wasn’t enough, they also have to face a slew of deadly obstacles on their journey through a civil war torn England while being chased by a mysterious assassin with an agenda of his own. The sudden presence of Anna, a bewitching woman, on their path eventually brings the palpable tension to a boil.
Nation’s Fire and Vigilante Diaries’ star Paul Sloan and One Life To Live actor Mark Lawson will star in the film a script by Fallon and co-scribe, Horsehead writer Karim Cheriguene. Furthermore, Oscar Gold Productions’ own Asko Akopyan, who produced Sloan’s Vigilante Diaries will join in as lead producer with Fallon’s Bruise Productions banner and JoBlo Movie Productions.
Asko had this to say about joining the project: “After speaking with the director and hearing the passion and enthusiasm he had for Heretic, I read the script and realized that this is the perfect project for me to once again take back to my home country of Armenia and film it there in its entirety. I’m excited to help produce this thought provoking and powerful story.”
Fallon is also involved with the upcoming shortfilm production of The Proposal featuring Australian martial arts talent, actor Marc Natoli who is also co-producing Heretic. Production is expected to roll cameras in Armenia early next year.
There’s a lot to take in with Wednesday’s press release outlining much of what will be comprised in assembling the action. As a proof of concept a lot is going to need to be solid if there’s an intent to expand to a feature film with respect to deliver a strong story and characters worth caring about, lest all the focus be on the action which is still fun, but otherwise not a good move; I’ve never seen Whimper’s work myself and with just a brief look at his IMDb it’s clear his career is off to a young start.
I forget what initially drew me into the direction of filmmaker and actor Paul Allica. It could have been just a random search for something to write about – whatever the case is, however, it doesn’t undercut why I’ve given him as much attention as I have since the summer, and deservedly so with the amount of work he’s been progressing with this year.
THE SIEGE: Paul Allica Leads Ensemble Medeival Robin Hood Redux Action Thriller Now Underway In Australia
The once great country of England is splintering as its people struggle to pay for the crusades, with the King away and his territories being controlled by the corrupt Prince John, the country is on the verge of revolution. The people need a hero, and one shall rise and fight to restore honour to its people.
Amid the impending festivities at Fantasia this week, Heretic is just one of the titles Fallon will be presenting via his Bruise Productions Inc. banner at the Frontières Market in Montreal, Canada. Fallon unveiled a first look sales poster via his official website to showcase what folks at Frontières can expect as he sets out for funding via private investment, pre-sales or another willing producing entity.
A group of Special Forces soldiers on leave after a successful mission in Iraq head out to a cabin in the mountains with their beloved wives and their children in the name of having a good time and getting some well deserved relaxation. But as the night falls, it brings with it an unexpected and particularly strong snow storm hence forcing everyone to remain indoors. The following morning, the men wake up to find their children dead and their better halves missing, with the only clue left behind being an odd pair of footprints in the snow. Panicked, the men fall back on their military training to get them through the dire situation. They proceed to arm themselves and head out into the wilderness to find their spouses. What they will encounter will prove to be cunning, deadly and not of this world.