Fallen Exclusive Clip Emphasizes How Female Police Officers in America Prove Themselves

The poster for writer-director Thomas Marchese’s documentary, ‘Fallen.’
Photo Courtesy: Gravitas Ventures

Women across America who strive to serve and protect their communities often find that they must first defend themselves in their training. They frequently must overcome their misunderstood existence and prove that they’re just as worthy at enforcing the law as their male counterparts. That struggle for women to gain equal opportunities in the law enforcement community is showcased in the new documentary, ‘Fallen.’ In support of the film’s upcoming release, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip, which is titled ‘Proving Yourself.’

Gravitas Ventures is set to distribute ‘Fallen’ into select theaters and on VOD next Friday, September 8. The movie marks the feature film writing, directorial, producing, cinematography and editing debuts of former detective turned filmmaker, Thomas Marchese.

‘Fallen,’ which was narrated by Michael Chiklis, examines the statistics of US police officers who are killed in the line of duty, as well as the untold stories they leave behind. The officers’ stories are told through the eyes of their partners, families and communities, in order to provide a deeply personal look into the stories behind these statistics.

Every 53 hours in the United States, a police officer is killed in the line of duty. However, these losses go mostly unnoticed, as they’re overshadowed by the sensational and politically charged headlines of the day.

‘Fallen,’ which was filmed over a five-year period, showcases how truly dangerous the situation has become. Marchese himself almost died during production, as he was stabbed multiple times during a domestic violence call, and ended up in his own film.

Karen Benardello :As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.