FALL AWAY is a deconstruction of personal memories and a chance to examine the many sides of a conflicted character. We are all so multi faceted in our lives - none of us are truly black nor white, good nor evil.
In this film, we have an opportunity to work with an actual musical group - Crooked Willow - and build upon the harmony and lives of the band as we create our story. Like “Hamlet”, whom we come to know through the eyes of others, Jake is a complex, vital, and tormented individual, who comes to life in the loving and faulty memories of his friends and lovers.
Shot in widescreen format (2:35), this film harkens back to the great dramas of Elia Kazan in style and content (“East Of Eden”, “On The Waterfront”, “Streetcar Named Desire”) with a muted, blue winter palette and a fully committed dedication to strong ‘Method’ based performance. Memories are all we have sometimes to remember those we have lost, and they cannot always be trusted. Like Jake, himself.