We’ve been following John Fallon’s directorial debut for some time here on Dread Central, and we’re happy to report that The Shelter has wrapped filming and is now balls deep into the post-production process. Read on for details and to check out a brand new still!
From the Press Release
John Fallon’s directorial debut, The Shelter, starring Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer, Streets of Fire), Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Lauren Thomas, Brigette Rose, and Amy Wickenheiser, enters post-production this week.
The film was financed by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions, and Holbrook Multi Media will be handling the post duties. Bobby Holbrook II acted as the director of photography on the film, and Fallon had this to say as to why he went back to Holbrook to finish the picture:
“Working with Holbrook Multi Media on The Shelter production was a pleasure. I never had this much fun on a set. They were resourceful, knowledgeable, relentless, and brought with them an endearing positive energy. I connected with their stellar work ethic; hence, with that and the fact that they understood the type of picture we were making, I decided to go with them [for] post-production. We start this week, and I am beyond excited!”
Bobby Holbrook II will continue on the movie as chief editor and colorist along with other Holbrook support staff.
“The Holbrook experience on the shoot of The Shelter was fun,” said Bobby. “Lots of fun, and [it] confirms our belief that with a great story, outstanding director, and experienced actors, all that’s left is the right equipment and a crew dedicated to not just doing their jobs but to the film itself, and amazing things can happen. It was a pleasure working with everyone involved during production, and I am thrilled to continue this with John into post.”
John Fallon directed the film from his own screenplay, Donny Broussard (Little Houses) and Fallon produced the picture, Erin Bennett was the production manager, Shawn Knippelberg will be scoring the film, while Thomas Wilson (James Wan’s The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2) is handling the film’s VFX.
On a star-filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (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?
Once post is completed, The Shelter will hit the festival circuit and will be seeking worldwide distribution. The film will have a presence at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. For more info in the meantime, keep it locked on the official The Shelter Facebook page.
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