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First teaser trailer for John Fallon's The Shelter! (co-financed by JoBlo)

May. 5, 2014by:

The Shelter

After having 6 of his screenplays turned into feature motion pictures, our very own John Fallon (aka the Arrow!) finally got the opportunity to direct one of his own screenplays into a full-length feature film (his best, in my humble opinion) earlier in the year in Lafayette, Louisiana. The film is a psychological thriller entitled THE SHELTER and it stars one of our favorite character actors, Michael Pare. Besides the writer/director of the film, JoBlo.com has a strong connection to this movie because after we fully financed (and co-produced) our first film production entitled BILLY TRIGGER recently (that film is just finishing up its editing now, and we should see a trailer for it soon as well), we co-financed THE SHELTER as well. We're stoked! The film is prepping to head down to the Cannes Film Festival film market in the coming weeks and we intend to hit the entire film festival circuit after that -- our main goal is to get it into Sundance next January! For all distribution inquiries, please contact us at theshelter@joblo.com.

Besides working on the site, John is my best friend so I've read all of his screenplays over the past 18 years and can tell you that this is his most mature, insighftul and f*cked up movie ever (in a good way!). Almost everyone who has read the script "got" something different from it, and as you will see from the teaser trailer below, he's definitely going for that old school 70's psychological vibe - think Kubrick and Lynch hooking up with a dash of ROSEMARY'S BABY. But enough about my 2 cents, check it out for yourself below and let us know what you think. Remember that this is a 'teaser trailer" (mostly just atmosphere right now) of an indie production and that we are still growing as a film production house. So be nice.... ;) You can find more info about the film on its Facebook page.

Synopsis: 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?

Source: JoBlo.com

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12:53PM on 05/06/2014
This looks like it could be pretty good, I'm definitely enjoying the atmosphere of the teaser. Hopefully this opens the door to even better things, best of luck.
This looks like it could be pretty good, I'm definitely enjoying the atmosphere of the teaser. Hopefully this opens the door to even better things, best of luck.
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3:05AM on 05/06/2014
:3 I watch
:3 I watch
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11:27PM on 05/05/2014
I found out about Joblo.com through the Arrow when I was looking for some good new horror movies to check out. Somehow I stumbled upon Arrowinthehead.com, and I remember reading his review for Dog Soldiers and going out and picking it up immediately (I just went and looked up when Dog Soldiers came out...Holy shit was that really 12 years ago? Man, I've been here forever!). I loved it, and ever since he was my go-to guy for horror reviews. I eventually found my way to Joblo's main site, and
I found out about Joblo.com through the Arrow when I was looking for some good new horror movies to check out. Somehow I stumbled upon Arrowinthehead.com, and I remember reading his review for Dog Soldiers and going out and picking it up immediately (I just went and looked up when Dog Soldiers came out...Holy shit was that really 12 years ago? Man, I've been here forever!). I loved it, and ever since he was my go-to guy for horror reviews. I eventually found my way to Joblo's main site, and have stuck around ever since. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that you rock, John. Thank you for introducing me to this great site, and I will continue to support anything you do. The Shelter looks dope; can't wait to check it out. Take care, dude.
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12:44PM on 05/05/2014
Will definitely have to check this out. Great work, Jimmy!!!!!
Will definitely have to check this out. Great work, Jimmy!!!!!
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11:03AM on 05/05/2014

Effective And Creepy

This teaser worked for me with a great sense of atmosphere and some creepy imagery. Can't wait for the whole thing!

Did anyone else love "Deaden" like I did? Twas a happily gponzo affair!
This teaser worked for me with a great sense of atmosphere and some creepy imagery. Can't wait for the whole thing!

Did anyone else love "Deaden" like I did? Twas a happily gponzo affair!
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9:16AM on 05/05/2014

Ugh, really?

Ok lets be honest. Don't hype the guy up like he is Woody Allen. He has turned 6 scripts into movies with VERY low level distributors. It's not like Fox or even HBO has any interest in these direct to video movies. Also, look at the Asylum writers, they get 6 movies made a year under the same circumstances. I haven't liked a single movie Fallon has written. I watch them but they are just not good. They look and feel like shot on shitty-o movies you would see in the 90s.
Ok lets be honest. Don't hype the guy up like he is Woody Allen. He has turned 6 scripts into movies with VERY low level distributors. It's not like Fox or even HBO has any interest in these direct to video movies. Also, look at the Asylum writers, they get 6 movies made a year under the same circumstances. I haven't liked a single movie Fallon has written. I watch them but they are just not good. They look and feel like shot on shitty-o movies you would see in the 90s.
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2:26PM on 05/05/2014
youre a mental douche bro.
youre a mental douche bro.
6:17AM on 05/06/2014
Is it at all possible Masterdebator 88 that you NOT be a total dick all the time. It's amazing to me that one person can be so completely negative and appear to not like or have anything good to say on this site. It's annoying, and I'm inclined to name you: Troll.
Is it at all possible Masterdebator 88 that you NOT be a total dick all the time. It's amazing to me that one person can be so completely negative and appear to not like or have anything good to say on this site. It's annoying, and I'm inclined to name you: Troll.
6:29PM on 05/07/2014
And to think, there were 87 "Masterdebator" accounts before this one. I guess we can expect number 89 soon.

Nah, I'm just kidding, but seriously though, could you possibly try not being such an unbearable douche?
And to think, there were 87 "Masterdebator" accounts before this one. I guess we can expect number 89 soon.

Nah, I'm just kidding, but seriously though, could you possibly try not being such an unbearable douche?
8:02AM on 05/05/2014

VOD

In a modern digital age where theaters can be bypassed and distribution can be done online, have you considered releasing it through a video streaming outlet? I don't live near any festivals, and doubt I would ever see it in theaters, but I am very intrigued by the premise of this film and I'm interested to see what John created here as writer/director. Do you plan on a streaming release for those who can't see it otherwise?
In a modern digital age where theaters can be bypassed and distribution can be done online, have you considered releasing it through a video streaming outlet? I don't live near any festivals, and doubt I would ever see it in theaters, but I am very intrigued by the premise of this film and I'm interested to see what John created here as writer/director. Do you plan on a streaming release for those who can't see it otherwise?
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4:07PM on 05/05/2014
The film will have a proper Blu-ray and VOD release down the road, no worries, you'll get to see it bro!
The film will have a proper Blu-ray and VOD release down the road, no worries, you'll get to see it bro!
6:25PM on 05/07/2014
Awesome! Thanks. I look forward to it.

But are you planning on doing a simultaneous Blu-Ray release and VOD or release it digitally while available in select theaters? Because it would be less of a wait if done the second way.

Personally, I would prefer that more limited release films would be released digitally simultaneously, because that gives the small market film fans opportunities to see movies like yours without waiting for the Blu-Ray.
Awesome! Thanks. I look forward to it.

But are you planning on doing a simultaneous Blu-Ray release and VOD or release it digitally while available in select theaters? Because it would be less of a wait if done the second way.

Personally, I would prefer that more limited release films would be released digitally simultaneously, because that gives the small market film fans opportunities to see movies like yours without waiting for the Blu-Ray.
7:08AM on 05/05/2014

Looks good!

Arrow is the man, can't wait to check this out!
Arrow is the man, can't wait to check this out!
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3:52PM on 05/05/2014
Thanks Johnny!
Thanks Johnny!
5:29AM on 05/05/2014
Can't wait to watch it!!! Congrats again Arrow, this is such a huge achievement.
Can't wait to watch it!!! Congrats again Arrow, this is such a huge achievement.
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3:52PM on 05/05/2014
Thank you Desh! I put everything I had in to this one and stepped out of my comfort zone. Am happy.
Thank you Desh! I put everything I had in to this one and stepped out of my comfort zone. Am happy.
3:10AM on 05/05/2014
Damn, this looks swell! I don't think it'll come to where I live but I'll be sure to check it out somehow. Go Arrow!
Damn, this looks swell! I don't think it'll come to where I live but I'll be sure to check it out somehow. Go Arrow!
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3:51PM on 05/05/2014
Thanks Netforce! We'll make sure you see it when it comes out :)
Thanks Netforce! We'll make sure you see it when it comes out :)
9:41PM on 05/05/2014
You bet, man.
You bet, man.
1:27AM on 05/05/2014

Way to go, Fallon!

Movie looks like it's going to be all sorts of fun. Congrats on finally making this!
Movie looks like it's going to be all sorts of fun. Congrats on finally making this!
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3:51PM on 05/05/2014
Thx for the props bro!
Thx for the props bro!
12:46AM on 05/05/2014

Hell yeah!

This looks awesome. I can't wait to see it, though I won't be able to see it at a festival. I'll have to wait for a BluRay release.
This looks awesome. I can't wait to see it, though I won't be able to see it at a festival. I'll have to wait for a BluRay release.
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3:51PM on 05/05/2014
Happy you dug it man!
Happy you dug it man!
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