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JoBlo.com will finance/produce its first full-length feature film entitled Billy Trigger!

09.18.2012

I consider myself a very lucky person because I get to wake up every morning and work all day long in the industry that I love: movies! Granted, it's a website about movies but still! Back when I founded JoBlo.com in 1998 as a hobby, I never expected it to lead anywhere, but 14 years later...it's my career and I'm happy with that. What's the old saying, "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."

Back in the 90s, I also used to write screenplays of my own (I've got 4 unproduced scripts in my closet, sigh), as did my best friend John Fallon (aka the Arrow from Arrow in the Head). Now unlike me, John has actually managed to keep writing screenplays (7 of which have already been turned into full-fledged motion pictures!!) and this year we finally managed to get all of our ducks in a row and greenlight the first fully financed JoBlo.com film entitled BILLY TRIGGER!

The film was written by John Fallon and will be helmed by the best genre director working in Canada these days (my humble and biased opinion, of course) Christian Viel. We're already on the fast-track to production with four of the leads already cast, a teaser poster created (see below) and locations scouted and ready to rock. The film will start to shoot in mid-October.

But our greatest surprise and source of joy happened recently when we were lucky enough to have the legendary Fred Williamson cast as the lead baddie in the film! I can't tell you how cool that was for a small little Canadian production like ours.

You can read more about the film in the official press release below, or follow us on the official blog or either Facebook or Twitter, and I will also post some big updates on JoBlo.com from time to time because I'm excited about the film and hoping to share some set diaries, videos and other cool shit with you here. If you're not interested in the film or its updates, please just ignore these articles but please don't turn into a troll and start dissing our movie just for kicks. Despite running JoBlo.com and Arrow in the Head, we're just a couple of movie fanatics and we are just super-happy to have this opportunity to create something cool. Hopefully some of you will follow our development and eventually get to enjoy the film.

PRESS RELEASE:

JoBlo.com finances its first full-length feature film ‘Billy Trigger’

The action film will be directed by Christian Viel (Deaden) and stars Fred Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn), John Fallon (Saw 2), Matthew Bennett (Battlestar Galactica) and Pia Metni (Mirror, Mirror)

(Montreal, Canada) September 18, 2012 – Popular movie fansite JoBlo.com will be financing its first full feature called ‘Billy Trigger’ written by John Fallon and to be directed by Christian Viel. Principal photography on the film will begin in mid-October, with JCB Productions and Movie Seals Productions, which is a return to the genre for Viel and Fallon, who made Deaden together in 2006.

Iconic American actor Fred Williamson will play ‘Pops’ in the film, the leader of an Irish mob which employs Billy Trigger, the hitman played by John Fallon, who is also co-producing the film. Joining them are Matthew Bennett playing ‘Bruno’ the expert assassin, as well as Pia Metni who will portray ‘Catherine’, the lead actress and love interest in the film.

Official synopsis: Irish mobster Billy Trigger has been the O’Brien family’s number one enforcer for three years now. And for good reason: he is cold, calculating and relentless and has never tackled a job he couldn’t finish. His life is trouble-free and solitary and consists mainly of three things: loose women, doing the work and cashing in. That’s until Pops, the head of the organization, hands him his next assignment. Trigger is tasked to look over Pops’ young mistress, Catherine, while he’s away. Of course, nothing goes as planned and Trigger ends up on the wrong side of Pops’ esteem... What happens when the best in the business is pitted against the business? Place your bets!

 

This will be the 5th cinematic collaboration between Viel and Fallon, who had previously worked together on Deaden, Recon 2020, Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident and Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy. Most recently, Viel is the creative mind behind the very popular online comic book web series “Heroes of the North”, while Fallon has written and starred in American Muscle, and starred in the French horror film Dead Shadows.

 

JoBlo.com was founded in 1998 by Berge Garabedian and is well-known as one of the top movie fansites around the world.  Garabedian is “extremely excited to be a part of this creative team and I look forward to working with all these talented individuals on this very awesome production.” This will be the first time that JoBlo.com will finance a film in its entirety. It previously co-produced Deaden.

 

JCB Productions is handling licensing and distribution rights for the film, while Movie Seals Productions will produce the film, which is aiming to be released in the spring/summer of 2013.

 

ABOUT JOBLO.COM

 

JoBlo.com was founded in 1998 by Berge Garabedian, MBA. Today, he is the CEO of the JoBlo Movie Network which encapsulates JoBlo.com, MovieHotties, Arrow in the Head and Movie Fan Central. Mr. Garabedian’s book “The 50 Coolest Movies of All-Time” was published in 2002, and he co-produced Deaden in 2006. More information at www.joblo.com.

 

ABOUT MOVIE SEALS PRODUCTIONS

Founded in 2003, Movie Seals Productions Inc. is a multiple award-winning leader in the independent production scene, having produced over six feature films, over fifty shorts, countless music videos and two web series. More information at www.movieseals.com.

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Official film website: www.billytrigger.com


Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/BillyTrigger


Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/billytrigger

Extra Tidbit: And yes, as per my 3 previous film appearances, I will once again be killed off in this film as a character named "Joe".
Source: JoBlo.com

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