Following the successful screening of THE SHELTER at Film4 Frightfest in London, John "The Arrow" Fallon will be making his way over to Spain this October for the internationally renowned Sitges festival, where THE SHELTER will be screening in the Panorama Fantàstic section along with THE DEAD ROOM and TALES OF HALLOWEEN. Fallon will be there in person at the screening, so if you're attending the festival, please drop by and support! Fallon had this to say about the screening:
"In 2010 I attended the Sitges Film Festival as press for Arrow in the Head. I told myself then, that was the end for me. The only way I would ever return to Sitges would be as a filmmaker with my directorial debut under my belt. Five years later, back to Sitges I go with The Shelter! I am thrilled!"
For those unfortunate many of us who won't be in Spain, here's a recap of the plot of THE SHELTER:
On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Pare) 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. Inside, with nobody in sight, he finds all of the comforts that he used to have. After taking a bath, feasting wholeheartedly on some food and relishing the silliness on the tube, he gets some well-earned shut eye.
All is well until a restless Thomas wakes up in a panic and finds a loaded revolver resting on his lap. Baffled, he picks up the weapon, checks the barrel and notes that it is fully loaded. A visceral sense of unease invades him immediately. Something is very wrong and he decides that it is time to leave. Alas he finds out swiftly that the premises won’t let him depart so quickly. The doors are all locked, and the windows puzzlingly cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. Will he survive the ordeal?
The film is represented by DC MEDIAS in terms of sales, and was executive produced by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions. Production and post production elements were completed by Holbrook Multi Media. The film was produced by Donny Broussard and John Fallon. Keep up with THE SHELTER on TWITTER and on FACEBOOK, as well as the films official site HERE.
Also screening at Sitges this year are big ticket numbers like MAGGIE, THE GIFT, COOTIES, DEATHGASM, and CONTRACTED: PHASE II, and a vast collection of foreign films including the much-anticipated ATTACK ON TITAN and ATTACK ON TITAN: END OF THE WORLD. Check out the entry for SHELTER here and feel free to click around and see the many wonders of Sitges 2015.