FALLEN SET FOR HOME VIDEO RELEASE NOVEMBER 14
MICHAEL CHIKLIS NARRATED DOCUMENTARY, FALLEN,
SHINING A SPOTLIGHT TO SHINE ON FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS SET FOR HOME VIDEO RELEASE NOVEMBER 14
“Fallen deserves to be seen by anyone with a beating heart.”
– Sean Patrick, SERVE
“Fallen…. strongly reminds us of the humanity behind the institution. No matter who we are or what we think of ‘the police,’ we are unwittingly speaking of fathers, mothers, children, husbands and wives, many of whom have faced death or will die serving
and protecting us.” -Russell Berger, Crossfit Journal
November 7, 2017 (Los Angeles) – Gravitas Ventures has announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of FALLEN, masterfully narrated by Golden Globe® and Emmy® winning actor Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”). The timely documentary won the Audience Award for “Best Feature Film” at the Phoenix Film Festival and a special mention “Award of Excellent” at Impact Docs, and brings fallen police officers and the constant battle law enforcement faces with media to maintain their reputations to the forefront.
In the United States, a Police Officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours. Behind these numbers are countless unsung stories of both heartbreak and triumph overshadowed by negative headlines and criticism at every turn. Pulling back the curtain on this polarizing topic, Fallen rises above divisive politics to expose the humanity behind these statistics with an unflinching look at the constant threats officers face and the devastation left behind when one of them is senselessly killed. Giving these fallen heroes a voice, Fallentells their stories through the eyes of the partners, families and communities left behind.
Director/Producer/Writer Thomas Marchese conceived of the film when he was a police Detective; his life was put in jeopardy in making Fallen. “I really wanted to pull back the curtain and give the viewer a raw look at what it is to be an officer on the street,” he said. “I want to give people a look past the badge and the uniform and have them really see what’s at stake when a cop walks out the door, and bring light to the devastation that’s left when an officer is killed.”
Marchese served as Director, Writer, Producer and Cinematographer of Fallen, his feature-length debut.Emmy® nominee Brenda Strong (“Desperate Housewives,” “Supergirl”) is also a Producer with John Farmanesh-Bocca.
Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Recent releases include Score: A Film Music Documentary, California Typewriter, Elián from Academy Award® winning Executive Producer Alex Gibney, Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut, All We Had, Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass, Being Evel from Academy Award winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, and For The Love of Spock from Director Adam Nimoy.
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