SOURCE: FilmFrog Productions

FilmFrog Productions

June 08, 2009 14:55 ET

FISSURE, Award-Winning Sci-Fi Thriller Begins Screening Tour

DVD/Digital Release August 11

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - After receiving more than 450 script submissions, Top Pup Media selected FISSURE to be its first feature film. The film premiered at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival in 2008. FISSURE won awards at the Redemptive Film Festival (Award Winner) and Hollywood First Glance Film Festival (Best Lead Performance). The national campaign of FISSURE is anchored by four key preview screenings with the DVD release on Aug. 11.


Fissure -- A crack or break. An opening.

Detective Paul Grunning (James Macdonald) is trying to piece together his fractured life. When a routine disturbance at the Ulster House turns into an unexplainable death, all he has worked for will be tested.

Ultimately, Grunning must navigate a fractured reality and his own insecurities to find what's real.


James Macdonald has been steadily working in film and TV roles since 1987. Often cast as law enforcement, Macdonald was ideal for the role of Detective Grunning in FISSURE. His film credits include HOME OF THE BRAVE, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE, and PHONE BOOTH.

Crystal Mantecon is a beautiful actress and model with several film roles including HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY and THE TREE OF LIFE as well as a recurring role on the Fox series PRISON BREAK.

Todd Haberkorn has developed a huge following for his voiceover work in numerous anime series including DARKER THAN BLACK, D. GRAY-MAN, and GHOST HUNT.

About the Filmmaker

Russ Pond spent more than sixteen years in corporate America before eventually pursuing his passion of being a filmmaker. Pond produced several award-winning, short-films that garnered success and accolades.

Exclusive Behind The Scenes/Webisodes/Screenings

Exclusive behind-the-scenes clips and webisodes can be viewed online at

Starting on June 15th, a new webisode will be released each Monday leading up to the DVD/Digital release on August 11th.

Free screenings of FISSURE:

    6/15 - Portland, OR  Hollywood Theatre, 4122 Sandy Blvd.        7:30 PM
    6/18 - Dallas, TX    Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central       7:30 PM
    7/23 - Austin, TX    Dobie Theatre, 2025 Guadalupe Street       7:30 PM
    7/30 - Houston, TX   Studio Movie Grill, 805 Town &             7:30 PM
                         Country Lane
    8/11 - DVD/Digital Release Date

Request a Screener or Interview

To request reserved seating at any one of the screenings, a DVD screener for review or an interview with the cast or Russ Pond, please contact Kelly Kitchens.

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