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Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Fissure voted “Best Locally Made Film”

In this week’s issues of the Fort Worth Weekly, Fissure was voted Best Locally Made Film in 2008.


Here’s what they had to say:

Filmed in Dallas and the Mid-Cities, Russ Pond’s thriller screened at the AFI Dallas festival in March. The movie is about a cop who discovers rifts in the time-space continuum while responding to a domestic disturbance call. The action is set mostly in one house, and the first-time director handled the temporal shifts (and his actors) with an impressive degree of assurance.


Filmed partially in the Mid-Cities, Russ Pond’s movie manages visual and narrative dynamism.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Fissure on Beyond Hollywood

Fissure received a relatively positive movie review at Beyond Hollywood. The reviewer writes:

Even with its relatively few shortcomings, Fissure is still worth a look. It’s especially great fun to see how director Russ Pond has taken two distinct genres – sci-fi and crime – and melded them together in a unique way. In so doing, Pond has made unexpected fissures in our movie plot expectations, and mostly with great success.

If you get a chance, go read the full review.

The reviewer also spoils one of the key plot twist in the movie. So, if you haven’t seen Fissure, and you want to keep it a mystery, then you may want to wait.

Note: Interestingly, at the bottom of the review, there’s a picture of our poster and a link to buy the DVD. That’s cool, but our DVD isn’t out yet. So, don’t get all excited.