John Fallon and composer talk The Shelter music and hints at next project!

John Fallon The Shelter Shawn Knippelberg

While we're eagerly awaiting for our very own John Fallon's directorial debut THE SHELTER to get its theatrical and digital release in the U.S. and Canada this Fall, an interview with the film's composer Shawn Knippelberg and Fallon has revealed some intriguing information.

Fallon on the music in The Shelter:

“It’s a fairly morose film so there’s not much in terms of chipper music. I would say the bulk of the movie is sombre and sad music, and weird, eerie, ominous music. It’s about going scene by scene and looking at what the scene is trying to say, and then getting the music to amplify the themes.”

Along with telling the story of how Shawn Knippelberg and Fallon met at the horror themed Darkfest at the Kamloops Film Festival, the interview revealed that Fallon has returned to Kamloops to scout locations for his next film.

Says Fallon:

It’s a very different kind of picture than The Shelter, which was a very intimate and cerebral film. This one is more tough guys on horses having to go through a series of obstacles, and there’s a who-done-it...

I can't wait to hear more about this new project when it gets further into development. You'll hear about any more news here first! You can read the full interview RIGHT HERE.


Vagrant Thomas Jacob (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a seemingly abandoned two-story home with its lights on and an inviting front door. Once inside, his past comes to haunt him and he soon realizes that he is not alone. There's a supernatural force on hand and it won't let him leave. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place but will he survive the ordeal?

Fallon wrote, produced (with Donny Broussard), and directed THE SHELTER, which stars Michael Paré, Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Lauren Thomas, Daena Turner, and Amy Wickenheiser.

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