|Dark Ascension (2017)||£135,000|
Gene Fallaize is a British film Director, and owner of production company Cupsogue Pictures.
Gene was born in Kettering, England, on November 16 1984, and moved to the Island of Guernsey in the English Channel at the age of four with his parents.
He started his entertainment career in radio broadcasting at the age of 14 as on-air personality at Jubilee Radio in Guernsey. At 17, he was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the station, which at the time made him the youngest member of the HBA ever to hold such an established role. He moved away from Guernsey in 2001 after working for all of the islands' media outlets, including Channel Television, BBC Radio Guernsey & Island FM, and went on to work for most UK radio groups including Tindle Radio, G-Cap Media, the Capital Radio Group and the BBC, as well as many independent and RSL stations before successfully starting his own audio-production company.
In 2002 he made the transition into television as a broadcast engineer and was soon promoted to the role of engineering support manager. During his time in television, Gene worked all around the world working alongside many British and International personalities. Whilst in Los Angeles, Gene got his first real taste of the film industry, and decided to make a career change into motion picture production.
In 2006, he became involved in Nick Love's British action film Outlaw (2007) starring Sean Bean and Bob Hoskins as an Executive Producer, earning him his first feature film producer credit. In 2008 Gene gained his first sole-producer credit on Cupsogue Pictures' first feature project Monkeyshine (2008). In 2009 Gene was nominated for two awards ('Best Producer' (picture - 'Monkeyshine') - 2009 Star Awards, Chicago; & 'Outstanding Freelancer' - 2009 Production Base Freelancer Of The Year Awards, London).
In 2010 Gene associate-produced The Last Seven (2010) starring Tamer Hassan, Danny Dyer and Ronan Vibert, as well as executive producing shorts Three (2010), Yoghurt (2010) and Ari (2010). That year also saw Gene executive produce Cupsogue Pictures' first live stand-up comedy recording of Tom Toal: On the Scrapheap (2010) which was released on DVD later that year.
In 2011 Gene produced, wrote, and directed the ground-breaking Superman: Requiem (2011), which was an experimental feature-length fan-film designed to bridge the gap between the commonly known 'amateur' fan-film community with the major studios. Gene's unique vision was to create a fan film like no other by having the highest possible production values on a film with a budget of only $20,000. Superman: Requiem (2011) was released online on November 11, 2011 after a gala Premiere in London's Odeon Covent Garden, and has gained a large following from comic book fans around the world.
Also in 2011, Gene executive produced thriller Airborne (2012) starring Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) veteran Mark Hamill, alongside Julian Glover, Gemma Atkinson, Alan Ford, Bill Murray, and Craig Conway. In 2012 he executive produced the first part in the War Stories trilogy The Extraction (2012), as well as claustrophobic drama Fractured (2012).
2013 saw the release of Mistaken (2013) which Gene executive produced, followed by The Woods of Daemar (2014) in 2014 and Contact Lost (2015) in 2015, both of which Gene directed. 2016 saw the release of action caper comedy Taking Care of Business (2016) which Gene produced.
In 2017 horror-thriller Cain Hill (2017), directed by Gene, Executive-Produced by Evil Dead II (1987) & Hostel (2005)'s Scott Spiegel and starring Gemma Atkinson & Alex Zane was released to critical acclaim on a multi-platform international wide release, and was nominated for several awards following its world premiere in London's Leicester Square.
Gene's current work includes directing the following major upcoming pictures: British action-fantasy Dark Ascension (2017), crime-thriller The Beast of Jersey and high profile biopic Dudley.
Gene lives in England with his wife Victoria Fallaize, and has two children, Peter Fallaize b. 2007 and Keaton Fallaize b. 2014.