“Tears of the Falcon” from Goat Major Films

We have another “it” girl on our hands, and her name is Natasha Staples. Here’s a review, photos, and a trailer for Tears of the Falcon from Goat Major Films directed by Richard Hope and co-written and edited by the Rye.Β  Check out my review below!

It occurs to me that not everyone may know what I mean when I write the phrase “it girl” and I suppose it could have different meanings for different people. For me, I use it whenever I think an actress stands out in a crowded field of great actresses. Girls that move the needle of the fan base by just being in a film. And I think Natasha Staples fits that description perfectly. She just commands your complete attention every second she is on screen. And many of you have seen her before as the villainess in the premier episode from Picture Palace of Peril where she was terrific, but I think she was even better here.

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Natasha plays Dinah, a take on Black Canary with sonic scream and all. She encounters a woman that has stolen a medallion and the two face off in a very well choreographed fight. Plenty of face and stomach punches are landed and the girls hit several slaps across the face as well. The villainess eventually gets on top of Dinah and rams the back of her head off the floor and the scene immediately cuts away.

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We then find Dinah in her civilian clothes investigating some suicides at an amusement park. She eventually changes into her heroine outfit and takes out a large goon rather easily. She runs into a second goon who absorbs some punches from her, but she knocks him back with her sonic scream.

She then confronts the main villain who is dressed much like a circus clown. They trade some insults until the clown shoots some kind of gas into her eyes which blinds her, and this is a serious problem for Dinah because she is already naturally deaf.

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She eventually squares off against the two big goons again and even with her two senses gone, she starts off quite well. But eventually one of the bad guys squeezes her in a long reverse bearhug and drops her to the ground. The bad guys then start to kick her while she is on the ground, pick her up and deliver stomach punches, and hit her with a low blow via knee lift. She is then given multiple back breakers, but somehow she fights through all of this and hits all three villains with her sonic scream and we get some signs she is slowly regaining her vision.

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She continues to fight against the biggest goon and he gorilla presses her over his head and throws her to the ground. But she takes him down with a piece of lumber and confronts the clown again. And we learn that he has powers of his own, specifically mind control. And he takes control of Dinah and puts a poisonous pill in her mouth that she swallows. Dinah falls to the ground dead, but the woman who she fought in the opening scene of the film shows up with the medallion she had stolen in hand.

She puts it on Dinah who is immediately revived, but the clown takes control of the mysterious woman and soon Dinah is not only fighting her again, but the clown and one of the other goons. The numbers overwhelm her and she is on the receiving end of several stomach punches and we’re left with a bit of a cliffhanger as Dinah is relatively helpless on the ground.

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I really enjoyed this film and I had no doubt going in that I would. I’m still waiting for one of the British producers we cover to make a bad film, something that has never happened. And with Rye’s involvement, it was pretty much a forgone conclusion that this was going to work.

The entire cast is great, the location was amazing, and as I mentioned above, Natasha Staples is just everything you want in a lead actress. The only negative that comes to mind was the fight scenes. And I don’t mean the choreography, because that was terrific. But there was always a conveniently placed mat or cardboard during those scenes and it was noticeable. And I understand that most important thing about the shooting of these movies is the safety of the actors. But I think there are ways to shoot those scenes safely without that kind of thing. It in no way took away from my enjoyment of the film, I’m just saying it was noticeable.

To sum up, a terrific first episode and an incredible leading lady who I can’t wait to see more of.

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72 comments on “Tears of the Falcon” from Goat Major Films

  • Jun. 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    oh yeah, they got the hot villainess from “the good the bad and the cyborg” I’m sold

  • Jun. 5, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve been a fan of Rye’s for years and this looks like the quality we expect can’t wait to see the finished product of this collaboration!

  • Jun. 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    LQQKs guud and der model/actress tu. Ya Ya!!! Wats her name!?!?

  • Jun. 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Can end of June be here already??? πŸ˜‰

  • Jun. 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Wtf its got the guy from Falling Skies in it. Wow they must be paying him a bit

  • Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    more pantyhose…yay

  • Jun. 6, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Any KO’s or carries in this?

  • Jun. 6, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Wow she actually looks like an angel.

  • Jun. 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Colin Cunningham is his name who plays Pope. That’s it! Wonder if he knows who Rye is

  • Jun. 7, 2014 at 7:22 am

    @ Alex Bettinger – Thanks, we were blown away with what The Rye has done with our footage

    @kazecam – We loved her performance in the PPP film so wanted to work with her again, but with her in a super-heroine role this time

    @Destro_1000 – I think it will be worth the wait!

    @Deathrider – Colin was very excited to be part of this project and we loved having him on board. Unfortunately, as it was filmed in a UK location he didn’t get the opportunity to meet the RYE.


    @Mike A – There is an interesting and dark scene in the film that involves our heroine, mind control and a death pill. Our heroine is investigating suicide problems at a local Amusement Park and encounters an unscrupulous villain and his henchmen.

  • Jun. 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Was Colin approached for this role?
    So I’m guessing with an actor like him in it its a high budget Superheroine film then?

  • Jun. 8, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Finally! Anon-porn film about Black Canary. I’m in! Thanks, Mr. Rye

  • Jun. 8, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I also would like to say that I really love this actress! I already saw her acting! Amazing British Actress. Good call!

  • Jun. 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Really hoping for possible early release πŸ˜‰ more screencaps please πŸ˜‰

  • Jun. 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Early release is a question for Rye.

    Having said that only finished shooting 3 days ago – I know he’s a miracle worker, but thinking it might be at least a week or 2.

    Very likely more.

  • Jun. 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Any other preview???!!!!

  • Jun. 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    @goldmann. There will be, I believe it’s due in the edit suite early next week, so we should have some screen shots out very soon!

    I can’t wait, I’m really excited about seeing it.

  • Jun. 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Really can’t wait to see end product. Any updates on possible screen caps or longer trailer? πŸ˜‰

  • Jun. 16, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I will be pulling out some screen caps today and sending them over to HM!

  • Jun. 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    When can we expect the screen caps?

  • Jun. 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Im a tad behind schedule but they are coming!

  • Jun. 18, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Quick question rye. Are u still planning to release end of June? :)

  • Jun. 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Rye, looks cool, but a “Black Canary” type heroine without the fishnets? Oh well, still looks cool.

  • Jun. 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    This looks really good! I actually prefer the legs as they are in the pics; the model looks stunning and I like how the outfit highlights her legs. Definitely getting this one.

  • Jun. 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Richard/Rye, will there be any low blows in this or future releases? Since the other big UK producers don’t seem to do them unfortunately. Love the choice of heroine, and trying to recognise the theme park. Definitely not Blackpool or Alton Towers πŸ˜›

  • Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I love this Actress! Can’t wait! Good Job, guys!

    Andrew C.

  • Jun. 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Will paypal be available for payment?

  • Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Amazing actress pls give us low blows =)

  • Jun. 19, 2014 at 6:32 am

    This looks amazing. The model is simply stunning and looks fantastic in the Canary costume. But what’s most exciting is the location. Instead of a confined room or corridor we’ve got an outdoors location and it appears to be being used to its full extent. Adds so much additional realism to it and makes the fight more gritty and less staged in my view. Hope this is what we can expect from future productions. Can’t wait!

  • Jun. 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm


    She’s a bloody good Actress. You treat an Actress as a Model and you gonna start a bloody fucking war! (laughing) With a good Actress everything can be done. good call, Rye!

    Andrew C.

  • Jun. 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    So, when it’s gonna be released?! Can’t wait.

    Andrew C.

  • Jun. 21, 2014 at 4:49 am

    @alucard & @Andrew C – The release date is currently scheduled for the 11th July.

    @Kevlar – Our heroine delivers some low blows to the villains and one of them returns the favour. The location for the film was Barry Island Amusement Park, it was a fantastic environment to shoot in and we got lucky with the weather πŸ˜‰

    @Andrew C. Paypal will be accepted

    Thanks for your all your comments, totally agree with your comments about how talented the actors are, it’s a pleasure to work with people with this level of skill set and makes the film more believable in my opinion. We were also very lucky to have access to such a great location. Can’t wait to hear what you thought of the film, roll on July 11th!

  • Jun. 21, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Gosh, july 11th?!!! Too long! (laughing) I just exciting for the Actress. I know her talent from others works. So…

    Thanks for the feedback, Mr. Richard Hope.

    Andrew C.

  • Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Any possible in making new longer trailer please rye? πŸ˜‰

  • Jun. 24, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    So… ? ? ?

  • Jun. 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Another trailer will happen but I must finish Doomsday Alpha first πŸ˜‰

  • Jul. 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    9 days ! Can’t wait.

  • Jul. 2, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Lookin forward for this release

  • Jul. 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Any updates on longer trailer rye?

  • Jul. 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    The movie is probably delayed. At first, June. Now, 11th July…

  • Jul. 3, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Noooooo :(

  • Jul. 6, 2014 at 5:30 am

    You guys are so funny… the edit is still on track for a release on the 11th πŸ˜‰
    As for another trailer, I need to make some more progress before that can happen.

  • Jul. 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Great news! Thanks, Rye.

    Andrew C.

  • Jul. 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Really can’t wait πŸ˜‰

  • Jul. 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Any possible midnight release?

  • Jul. 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Just watched it. Incredible…is an understatement!! To me this was an absolute gem. Bravo and many thanks to everyone that had a hand in this film. I have no words to compliment Black Canary (sorry idk the character’s name) that would do her justice. Best I can say is she’s elite! Considering the target audience it’s pretty obvious the main character/heroine is going to make or break a film no matter how well it’s made. That said, if it were up to me I’d say we’ve got the film of the year right here! I think that says a lot since I’m mostly a fan of films with Wonder Woman type characters. Of course I’d love to see her in a WW-type outfit in a future film :) but as for this one I think it’s something special.

  • Jul. 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Spectacular movie! The quality wasn’t just amazing, it was fucking brilliant! This genuinely blew me away! Natasha was so good during the peril! Whoever decided to make her fight while deaf and blind is a bloody genius! I think you guys just set a new standard here. Seriously great job!

  • Jul. 11, 2014 at 11:44 am

    My apologies, should’ve actually read the review to find her name lol. But yes I don’t think there’s a better explanation or description, Natasha is definitely an “It” girl who stands out among the best actresses in this genre.

    I also want to speak highly of the actress that fights against Natasha in this one. I haven’t seen her before but think she can be a superstar as well. Would like to see her cast as the main heroine in a future video.

  • Jul. 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Now THIS is a great F***ing film!!!!! Perils was great, the camera angles was great…Natasha Staples IS GREAT! All i have to say is MORE MORE MORE!!!

  • Jul. 11, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Any chance of a 16:30 trailer? This looks really impressive!

  • Jul. 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Picked this one up last night. It was absolutely great. So on point, 10/10 short film. The actress sold everything so well it felt real. Love the tone, acting, writing, and production value. I’d love to see the nest film delve into their personal lives more to create a longer and more elaborate story! Maybe learn more about her weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

  • Jul. 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Two thumbs up for “Tears of the Falcon”! I ask myself these questions when I watch a preview video: (1) Is the girl who plays the super heroine good-looking and well-built? (2) Is her costume hot? (3) Does the fighting/peril look sexy? (4) Is the lighting good? (5) Is the focus of the camera(s) good? This video scores on all points. Natasha Staples is built just right β€” filled out, solid, and looking like she really could be a tough super heroine. She is not quite a baby-face; her face has just enough maturity in it, enough hard edge to the eyes, to play the part exactly right. She has a commanding presence on screen without overdoing it. Her costume is certainly a good one. I always love those fetish-type black leather-looking outfits on statuesque, physical blondes. Ms. Staples looks like she’s practically ready to bust out of that costume. The fighting was long and great. Ms. Staples knows how to loll her head back nicely. Focus and lighting were good or sufficient. In the case of this particular video, the location shooting was very good also, although that was simply a nice extra. There was something refreshing about watching an “outdoor” video. Nice little touches in this video, too, like when the heroine blows a kiss at a bad guy.

  • Jul. 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Natasha was great, production was all around impressive. I was going to wait until Sunday but that latest teaser made me weak. It felt like one of Ryes pg movies on steroids.

    Congratulations to all involved, and can’t wait for part two!

  • Jul. 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The heroine always makes or breaks the film. In this case, Natasha hits it out of the park. She is gold and I hope she sticks around to make more.

    And thank you, thank you and thank you again for being PG. This film is proof that the superheroine genre can stand on it’s own and doesn’t need porn anywhere near it.

  • Jul. 13, 2014 at 3:06 am

    @Mike3 Thanks for the compliments, I will pass them onto the rest of the team. I’m glad you enjoyed it as we really enjoyed making it!

    @Simon I’m really glad you appreciate the extra quality we put into the film. Natasha came up with the idea of being deaf and Rye wrote the blindness into the script.

    @Ghrawl There will be more soon!!

    @Sugarcoater Lol, glad you likes the trailer

    @Harden We are most certainly interested in character development and good story lines. We will see more of Falcon’s personal life in future episodes. Good quality and high production value is important to us so I’m really glad it hasn’t gone unappreciated.

    @Kar Thanks for your review! I agree, Natasha is a star and is amazing as the Falcon. We all enjoyed filing on location, the amusement park gave us a lot to work with visually.

    @Sid Thanks for the compliment, we also thought Rye’s trailer was incredible!

    @ChrisM I agree there is a place for PG in this genre and this films holds it’s own.

    Thanks to everyone for supporting us and for your great feedback! Our team is really proud of this film.

  • Jul. 14, 2014 at 6:59 am

    This is, quite simply, one of the best superheroine genre movies ever made.

    It’s hard to believe the level of quality coming out of so many studios now and, with this production, the bar has been set absurdly high. Great location, terrific actress, genuine peril, excellent fight choreography – honestly, this ranks in the top ten of all the films I’ve seen – and I’ve seen a lot.

    If you want sexual peril, look elsewhere. This is PG-rated stuff, but brutally realistic – the danger feels palpable and you really feel for Falcon when she seems in way over her head.

    The production values are stunning – this could be an episode of a well-funded TV show, albeit a darker, more violent one than mainstream Hollywood is likely to make. Natasha absolutely nails the agony during that long, devastating bearhug perfectly. The beatdown that follows is brutal and realistic – it even made me wince a couple of times. The cuts to multi-angle shots during this sequence are really terrific, especially the ones taken from the carousel as she’s mercilessly pounded on by a much larger, physically terrifying opponent.

    The backbreaker that follows is probably one of the best ever done on film – again, Natasha etches the pain on Falcon’s face and her cries are almost gutteral. The position she is left in, back arched on the ground, is genius and sets up that amazing shot of her rising up to deliver her sonic scream. Utterly, utterly brilliant stuff and everything a peril-filled heroine movie should be, including her subsequent fightback. I was rooting for Falcon in a way I haven’t for other characters for a while.

    Massive kudos to everyone involved. Can’t wait for Part 2 and to see more from this studio. We have another winner on our hands.

  • Jul. 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

    It’s nice to see this vid being lavished with praise. Very strong movie with great performances and choreography. I’m not a particular fan of bear hugs – nothing against them but it isn’t a stand-out hold for me, but the bear hug in this movie is the best I’ve ever seen and I loved it. The actress is lovely and sells peril very, very well. Great job guys. I’m truly looking forward to your next effort.

  • Jul. 14, 2014 at 7:55 am

    This looks amazing but before I buy I have a couple of questions for those who’ve seen it:
    1. Are there many face hits or mainly stomach punches and wrestling moves?
    2. Is the use of blood effective?

  • Jul. 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I’m a huge fan of belly punishment. Before I purchase, can someone tell me how many total stomach blows there are?

  • Jul. 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Great. Everyone has said what i was thinking. If i could pick a fault though it would be the gorilla press. I was waiting for a big impact landing but after she is thrown it cuts to her just rolling on the floor. Very much like the old sooperhero movies of old.

  • Jul. 15, 2014 at 3:30 am

    I agree that this is a very good superheroine movie.
    I am a particular fan of the gorilla presses performed on superheroines, and whilst I agree that the press ended a bit softly, that does not bother me really.

    What I really appreciate about it is the fact that i feels like you are watching a normal movie rather than a fetish/adult style film, and then it dawns on you that the film is delivering the stuff that you always wanted to see in a a superheroine film

    Cant wait for their next movie

  • Jul. 15, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Thank you so much everyone! I can’t explain how happy we are with the turn out for Falcon!

    Thanks for the awesome comments and yes this team really has their stuff together don’t they hehe. As I was editing everything I knew this was going to be something special!

    Thanks Bert :)

    The choreography included several attacks from the villains to Falcons face and stomach. The wrestling moves were bearhug, back breakers, gorilla press, clothes line, and choke slam.

    There are quite a few, not exactly sure how many though.

    Thanks for the feedback. We have plans to rectify that for future scenes.

    wrestle fan-
    Thanks a lot!

    A special thanks for all the production comments! This team did an amazing job so I am so glad to see all the hard work get noticed!!

  • Jul. 15, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Holy fuck Rye, this looks like a real Hollywood movie! I don’t even shoot super heroine anymore and I want to know what happens next!!! LOL And this actress is amazing! Congrats, next level shite! O_O



  • Jul. 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    It’s us Brits you guys – know how to make a movie πŸ˜‰

    Shall be much more awesomeness to come I have no doubt! … well from the concepts, anyway!

    Hopefully shall be free to work on more – although do have a certain Ms Marvel-esque production coming up… πŸ˜‰

  • Jul. 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Paris Kennedy-
    Thanks Paris!! Hit me up some time and lets catch up!

    Lot’s of awesomeness indeeeeeeed! And yes you Brits are on point for sure πŸ˜‰

  • Jul. 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    The casting on the whole is great, but Natasha is absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to see much more of her. The theme park location is genius, everything looks amazing and really added to the feel of the video making this all the more believable.
    Fight choreography was top notch, and the costume is hot as hell although i would like to see a more superheroine-y costume (skirts and capes), but maybe that’s just me. The low blow was good and Natasha sold it well, but I was hoping to see her take just a couple more attacks to the crotch. That aside, a truly great video and looking forward to whatever the goats do next!

  • Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Great film.

    I didn’t mind the cardboard or conveniently placed mats. If it allows Natasha to sell the moves more, than in fact I’m for them. I’ve seen too many times where the actress will land, or even roll, only allowing her feet and hands to touch the ground. I prefer a noticeable mat to a noticeably faked fall. Or worse would be no falls at all.

  • Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Any projects for a sequence?

  • Nov. 20, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Come on, when we gonna have another film with Ms Staples??!!!! I’d love that!

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