Interview with ONE FALL’s Marcus Dean Fuller

They say that things always happen for a reason in life, right?  Well I got to tell you, I have had some pretty remarkable events occur in my lifetime and everyone of them seemed to have had a purpose/higher calling in serving as a stepping stone to further my career.  And all of them were a result of a certain catalyst or coincidental stimulus in life that I was unaware would happen.  So yeah, I truly believe things happen for a reason in my life…especially the good ones…and this past Thursday afternoon was no exception to that rule.  It was a day that I will always remember in my budding movie career.  It’s the day that I had the pleasure and honor to interview, what may have been one of the most influential, candid and down-to-earth people I have ever met in the industry, writer/director/actor Mr. Marcus Dean Fuller.

Like the Adam Green’s of the world, when you talk to Marcus Fuller, you are truly getting an education in filmmaking that no money in the world can buy you, because in one candid conversation you are getting his inside knowledge, his upfront and brute honesty and his real-life, practical experience.  That my friends is worth a million in its weight in gold.  It’s people like Marcus that give up and coming aspiring filmmakers like myself a reason to hang in there and not give up no matter how many proverbial walls are suddenly placed before you.  In fact, when I hung up the phone with Marcus (and if it wasn’t for my day job, we could have talked for hours), I felt like a million bucks (just like my second sentence in this paragraph).  No joke.  I was so excited and ready to tackle whatever challenges the rest of the day was going to throw at me.  I walked back into work with a sh!t-eating grin that not even the sombest of people could strip from me.  I ruled the planet that day.

And you know what’s the best?  Like myself, Marcus is an Ohio native.  I’m going to make a bold statement here.  I believe we were separated at birth.  Okay.  There’s that one year difference in age, but as you will hear in the below interview, there is NOT a thing we disagreed on or that I wouldn’t do differently than Marcus.  Aspiring filmmakers listen up…this is a man who you are truly going to want to emulate your career after.  Mark my words.  Have I ever led you astray yet?

So it’s with great enthusiasm, great pride and more importantly, great joy, that I present the below 50-minute conversation between Marcus Dean Fuller and myself from last Thursday.  The interview (minus 10-minute offline chat) is presented to you completely uncut and unedited.  What started off as my normal 15-minute scripted interview became so much more.  Remember…good things happen to us for a reason and I, for one, can’t wait to check out the red carpet premiere of One Fall this Wednesday and converse, in person, with Marcus.  Like an Adam Green/Adam Barnick behind-the-scenes Blu-ray doc, the following audio interview is what the textbooks are leaving out.  Listen up…take notes…and enjoy!

Interview with ONE FALL’s Marcus Dean Fuller by Why So Blu?

Distribution Company: Paladin

Release Date: September 2011

Directed by: Marcus Dean Fuller

Written by: Marcus Dean Fuller and Richard Greenberg

Produced By: Dean Silvers and Marlen Hecht

Executive Producer: Richard K. Smucker

Starring: Marcus Dean Fuller, Zoe McLellan, Seamus Mulcahy, and James McCaffrey

Running Time: 85 minutes

Rating: “PG-13” by the MPAA

Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1563740/

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/onefall

ONE FALL, a powerful story about a man (Marcus Dean Fuller) who is both blessed and cursed with an unusual power, is set in the rustic Midwestern town of One Fall. The film tells the story of a man who miraculously survived a terrible fall from a spectacular 200 foot-high precipice that is the area’s major attraction. After recovering, he abruptly abandoned friends and family and disappeared without explanation. The secret he couldn’t share with them was that, while recovering, he had suddenly developed the power to heal others. Tired of running away, he returns home after a long absence and decides to use his gift – but not altruistically. If people pay him, he will cure them. Though he appears to be doing the right thing, he is doing it for all the wrong reasons, and risks driving away anyone who ever loved or trusted him. As his moral crisis peaks, he must figure out why he survived his fall, and what he is really meant to do with his life.


Check out One Fall’s Official Trailer below.



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2 Responses to “Interview with ONE FALL’s Marcus Dean Fuller”

  1. Sean Ferguson

    I’m glad this interview worked out for you and that you got so much insight into the process as well. It’s always good to see filmmakers help out other aspiring filmmakers.

  2. Patrick

    Not only did I listen to this interview but I also heard him on the radio and I agree with you he is a real down to earth guy. I am excited to see this movie and can’t wait for it to come out.