Ellefson Films, the new film production company run by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and his partner, Music and Film Producer and industry exec Thom Hazaert, are partnering with musician, filmmaker, actor Drew Fortier (ZEN FROM MARS, HER NAME WAS CHRISTA) on an original horror film titled DWELLERS with Fortier writing, directing, and starring. Additionally, Hazaert and Ellefson are both set to appear in the film as featured cameos.
Synopsis: While shooting a documentary on the suspicious disappearances within the homeless community, a filmmaker and his crew go missing while uncovering a terrifying and vicious secret below the city’s surface.
Drew Fortier said, “I’ve been tossing the idea of DWELLERS around in my head for a few years now and am excited to finally make it a reality. It made perfect sense to rope in my buddies Ellefson and Hazaert for this whole thing as producers and I am honored to have their support for the film. The cast is amazing and I can’t wait to show off the finished product.”
DWELLERS marks the first film project greenlit by Ellefson Films and also stars James L. Edwards, Douglas Esper, Rick Jermain, and Mitch Lafon.
Fortier is also in production on THANKS. AND SORRY: THE CHUCK MOSLEY MOVIE which will dive into the life and music of the late Faith No More front man Chuck Mosley.
David Ellefson will release “More Life With Deth” on July 16th through Jawbone Press, the follow-up to his memoir “My Life With Deth”, on July 16 via Jawbone Press. Co-written with Ellefson’s business partner Thom Hazaert, “More Life With Deth” delves deeper into the later stages of Ellefson’s career, and is a thorough exploration of the earliest days of MEGADETH and beyond. Ellefson will also release “Sleeping Giants”, his debut solo release, July 19th via Combat Records. With cover art by Melody Myers (ALTITUDES AND ATTITUDE, MARC RIZZO, ESCAPE THE FATE), SLEEPING GIANTS is a companion release to MORE LIFE WITH DETH, a retrospective featuring several new tracks recorded by Ellefson and Hazaert, plus a collection of demos, and unreleased material, from F5 and David’s other projects, including the unreleased demo “If You Were God”, featuring John Bush (ANTHRAX, ARMORED SAINT), plus several unreleased demos featuring HOUSE OF LORDS and GIUFFRIA vocalist David Glen Eisley. The CD version will also include a second bonus disc, featuring a compilation of EMP and Combat Records artists.
Ellefson has appeared in the award winning documentary Landfill Harmonic, as well as the critically acclaimed NETFLIX hit HIRED GUN, as well as narrating several films in the INSIDE METAL series for Producer Bob Nalbandian.
Hazaert served as co-producer on the “life on the road” Music documentary LONG WAY TO THE TOP, featuring members of Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard, Limp Bizkit and more, as well as co-producing special features for Scream Factory, in conjunction with Red Shirt Pictures, including classic titles People Under The Stairs, Exorcist 3, and Army of Darkness, plus the short film NO MORE MR NICE GUY: THE MUSIC OF SHOCKER, directed by Hazaert under his THC FILMS banner, appearing on the 2015 Scream Factory Blu-Ray Special Edition of Wes Craven’s Shocker.