Fireshoe owners Eric Colley and Hallie Shepherd released their first feature film as a filmmaking duo in 2009 on Netflix (remember Netflix discs?). Their more recent films have released on Hulu, Redbox, Starz, Showtime, and Peacock, plus small theatrical runs nationwide. They often collaborate with other companies and talented filmmakers.
Meet the Owners
We love creating projects from the ground up – directing, writing, producing, acting, editing, post-pro supervision, and more. We also love collaborating with partners to contribute one or two needed components on a film. Creativity, flexibility, and a high work ethic are very important to us, and we pride ourselves on delivering results on budget while maintaining positive and safe work environments (a.k.a. fun sets!). Fireshoe is based out of Los Angeles & Seattle, and we’re happy to travel for projects too.
Eric & Hallie’s Fireshoe Films
Eric and Hallie’s credits include producing Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut Bayou Caviar, which stars Gooding Jr., Famke Janssen, Katharine McPhee, and Oscar Winner Richard Dreyfuss. The film released theatrically in 2018 in NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, and other major cities. It’s now available on Hulu.
Shortly before that, Hallie and Eric produced the suspense/thriller Last Seen in Idaho, which Eric directed and Hallie wrote. Additionally, Hallie played the lead role opposite Casper Van Dien and Wes Ramsey while Eric played a supporting role. Together, Hallie and Eric edited the film, which premiered on Showtime in 2018 and is currently available on Peacock. Hallie also won the “Best Actress” Jury Prize Award at the Gig Harbor Film Festival for her role in the film.
Prior to that, they produced the World War II drama The Last Rescue, which Eric directed and Hallie co-wrote with Sean Gleaves. Hallie played one of the main characters in the ensemble cast, and the Fireshoe duo edited the film with Paul Proios. Redbox premiered the film in 2015, and it’s currently available on various streaming networks.
They have recently completed post-production on Fireshoe’s fifth feature, a comedy called Bigfoot Killed My Wife, a story that Hallie and Eric created together and play the lead roles in. And yes, Bigfoot is also in it.
Other Fun Stuff
Hallie and Eric have many more films in development as well as credits outside of Fireshoe Productions. Hallie previously worked for Nordisk Film (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as a writer for the Norwegian TV series Inventors Academy. She works as a script consultant and a line producer for hire, breaking down scripts and creating budgets.
Eric can be seen in acting roles in many feature films including the psychological thriller Prodigy (2018), sci fi drama One and the Same (2021), crime drama Losing Addison (2022), and the thriller-mystery Broken Tides (currently in post). Hallie plays one of the main roles in the comedy Get Naked! which won the Audience Award at the 2017 Culver City Film Festival. She also plays the lead role in the horror film Hellbilly Hollow (2022), a supporting role in the crime drama Losing Addison (2022), and a supporting role opposite Kellan Lutz in the action-thriller Due Justice (releasing in theatres and VOD on November 24, 2023).
Both Eric and Hallie spent several years as filmmaking mentors at Los Angeles’s Film Connection Program. Eric was also a Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition judge, and Hallie was a Scriptapolooza mentor for their fellowship program.
Check out Hallie’s Blog on movies, books, music, art, and more (plus regular project updates): www.HallieShepherd.com
Visual Effects Director/Producer
Miodrag Colombo is a producer and an award-winning visual effects director and artist. In 2012, the film Hugo took home the Academy Award for “Best Visual Effects” after Mio led a team of 25 people while working at Pixomondo Shanghai. He has provided high end visual effects compositing for more than 30 Hollywood feature films including other prestigious Academy Awards winners and nominees such as Hugo, The Golden Compass, The Dark Knight, and Red Tails. In 2018, Mio teamed up with Fireshoe to produce the crime drama Bayou Caviar starring Cuba Gooding Jr. He also produced two films that released in 2021: Chinese sci-fi film Variant and the horror film The Unkind. View Mio’s extensive credits on IMDB.com
Shawn Lin Fang
Shawn Lin Fang is a producer specializing in IP and investment. He began his career in the entertainment industry with W Squared Live, where he managed investments for films, IP acquisitions, and events. Previously, Shawn was a consultant at yet2, a multinational intellectual property consulting firm, where he cooperated with Fortune 500 companies such as Unilever, Panasonic, and Procter & Gamble. In 2018, he teamed up with Fireshoe to produce the crime drama Bayou Caviar starring Cuba Gooding Jr. He also produced the 2021 Chinese sci-fi film Variant.
Luca Gabriele Rossetti (Marvelous Pictures)
Luca G. Rossetti is a film art director and film designer, concept artist, and matte painter who specializes in film, video games, and commercials. Luca was born in Italy and gained experience quickly in the international VFX industry working for high end blockbuster movies including Star Wars: Rogue One, The Great Gatsby, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Captain America: Winter Soldier. In 2018, he teamed up with Fireshoe as the post-production supervisor on Bayou Caviar. In 2021, Luca made his feature film directing debut with the horror film The Unkind. View Luca’s extensive credits on IMDB.com.
Sean Gleaves is a digital effects artist, propmaker, screenwriter, and co-producing partner. Sean was the digital effects artist for Fireshoe’s World War II film The Last Rescue, creating over 100 digital effects, including war and action elements, compositing, and sky replacement. He also was a digital effects artist for Fireshoe’s Last Seen in Idaho, Bayou Caviar, and Bigfoot Killed My Wife, including creature enhancement and green screen work. Additionally, Sean was the digital effects artist on 2019’s Eye for an Eye and 2021’s The Haunted Man. He builds unique or hard-to-find props from scratch, and his screenwriting credits include the feature films GPS the Movie and The Last Rescue.
Robert Paul Payne
Graphic Designer/Animator/Title Designer
Robert Paul Payne is a graphic designer, senior animator, concept artist, and title designer. He creates graphics and artwork for interactive media, print, websites, and films. Robert can develop new designs or adhere to already established corporate styles, helping to grow brands in new ways. Robert designs posters and DVD wraps for feature films, and he creates visually exciting 3D opening title sequences. He provided design elements for Fireshoe’s GPS the Movie, The Last Rescue, Last Seen in Idaho, and Bigfoot Killed My Wife. His opening title sequence for The Last Rescue won a Pixie Award for “Best Motion Graphics.” Watch The Last Rescue’s opening title sequence on Fireshoe’s Vimeo page.