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GRISLY is a sci-fi/horror short film that pays homage to both comic books and the science fiction movies of the 1950's.
GRISLY is a sci-fi/horror short film that pays homage to both comic books and the science fiction movies of the 1950's.
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Welcome to GRISLY’s Kickstarter campaign page. GRISLY is an independent short film directed by Graham Cribbin and written by Roger Lewis.

GRISLY depicts the story of Carolyn Bronnicke, a young woman who has mysteriously transformed into a mutated Gill Girl and is captured by ACS/M-Division, a secret government black-ops facility led by Director Christopher Smalls.

Assigned to review her case is Agent Milo Finn of the Central Intelligence Agency. As Agent Finn conducts his review of the case he discovers a secret shop of horrors at ACS where Director Smalls has approved the torture and experimentation of Carolyn/Gill Girl led by his henchmen Prof. Matthew Lamb and Sgt. Alex Stevens….

Grisly Movie Poster
Grisly Movie Poster

 …. As Agent Finn investigates ACS/M-Division he must ultimately decide whether or not to help the captured Carolyn/Gill Girl, a decision that will change his life forever.

GRISLY was inspired by The Creature From the Black Lagoon and the sci-fi / horror movies of the 1950s. It can be described as X-Files meets True Blood.  GRISLY captures a portion of a much larger universe of supernatural characters that will be expanded on in the GRISLY TALES web-series expected for release later this year.

Here are a few screen shots from the short film: http://grislytales.com/shortfilm.htm

The amazing cast of GRISLY includes:

Jaimi Paige plays Carolyn Bronnicke, the Gill Girl who is captured, interrogated, tortured, and experimented on by her captors.

Jaimi Paige as Carolyn/Gill Girl
Jaimi Paige as Carolyn/Gill Girl

Jeison Azali plays Agent Milo Finn, the CIA investigator researching the mysterious case of Gill Girls in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Jeison Azali as Agent Finn
Jeison Azali as Agent Finn

Michael Laurie plays Director Christopher Smalls, the leader of ACS/M-Division, a secret government black-ops facility.

Michael Laurie as Director Smalls
Michael Laurie as Director Smalls

J. Teddy Garces plays Seargent Alex Stevens, the lead ACS/M-Division security operative and henchman supporting Dir. Smalls.

J. Teddy Garces as Sergeant Stevens
J. Teddy Garces as Sergeant Stevens

Eric Edwards plays Professor Lamb, the head research & development scientist at ACS/M-Division supporting Dir. Smalls.

Eric Edwards as Professor Lamb (flanked by Kristin Goddard & Michael Miraula)
Eric Edwards as Professor Lamb (flanked by Kristin Goddard & Michael Miraula)

Marta McGonalgle plays Kelly Bastor, the Gill Girl who is killed by M-Agents and is scheduled for an autopsy by ACS/M-Division scientists.

Marta McGonagle as Kelly/Gill Girl
Marta McGonagle as Kelly/Gill Girl

Carl Gilliard plays Doctor Warner, the lead scientist of a three member physician team who are scheduled to perform an autopsy on Kelly/Gill Girl.

Carl Gilliard as Doctor Warner
Carl Gilliard as Doctor Warner

Additional cast & crew members: http://grislytales.com/castcrew.htm

GRISLY / Kickstarter campaign:

Our preview cut of GRISLY was recently accepted into the IFS Film Festival in Los Angeles. The campaign funds that we are trying to raise at this time will help offset costs associated with the production crew, post-production editing, make-up and special effects, studio rental, costumes, props, marketing materials, and film festival fees; and will help us to ultimately produce a final distribution cut of the short film. 

* Note: Kickstarter Fees (5%) + Amazon Fees (between 3-5%)
* Note: Kickstarter Fees (5%) + Amazon Fees (between 3-5%)

In exchange for your campaign pledges we are giving away incentive gifts that include the short film's DVD along with GRISLY movie posters, hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and The Art of Grisly sketch book. The complete list of incentives is listed in the right column of this webpage. Any additional funds raised, exceeding the goal, will go toward the production costs of the follow up GRISLY TALES graphic novel and/or web series (to be determined during stretch goals).

Thank you for your help!!

Please visit our GRISLY website (www.grislytales.com), Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates on the progress of the project, and if you like what we’re doing please share us with your friends.  Also, please check back here often as we will be providing weekly updates and video segments by the director, producers, actors, and make-up artists who are bringing GRISLY to the silver screen.  

A special thanks to our friends who helped create our Kickstarter campaign page:

Video Composition: Al Shriver.

Short Film Musical Score: Shaun Carty + Jonathan Logan.

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Additional Music and Trailer Score: Tizoc (T.C.) Cano.

GRISLY Movie Poster: David Daza - http://www.daviddaza.net

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Below is a short interview with Michael Laurie, discussing his role in GRISLY:

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In the weeks to come, we will provide updates with additional actor interviews.

Risks and challenges

The reality of filmmaking is everything costs money: make-up, wardrobe, cameras, props, studio time, sound & editing equipment, special effects, the crew, food, film festival fees, etc. The BlueShirtsBrown/GrayJay production team has put together a top-notch collective of actors and filmmakers to make “GRISLY” a high-quality reality.

This Grisly short film is a work in progress. Our goal is to have final edits completed by July/August of 2014. This is dependent on campaign funds needed to complete the color correction, special effects, and musical score. Every attempt will be made to distribute rewards as soon as they become available. After film festivals, we plan to explore a distribution deal for Grisly with one of the many new Internet start-ups that focus on original content. Your patience and support throughout this process, over the course of the next 3-6 months, is crucial and greatly appreciated!

We THANK YOU for your support in making this short film and web series possible!

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    A GRISLY THANK YOU on our website and get added to our email database.

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    A GRISLY SHOUT-OUT. Get a virtual fist bump on Facebook and/or Twitter, thanking you for your donation. Includes the $2 pledge reward.

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    A GRISLY POSTCARD. Receive a digital postcard from the director, Graham Cribbin, thanking you for your support of our project. Includes the $2-5 pledge rewards.

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    VIEW GRISLY ONLINE - You will get a private link to watch the version of the GRISLY MOVIE that premiered at the IFS Film Festival. Includes the $2-10 pledge rewards.

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    Receive a DOWNLOADABLE copy of the GRISLY MOVIE that previewed at the IFS Film Festival and have your name included under a SPECIAL THANKS section of the final movie credits. Includes the $2-20 pledge rewards.

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    Download the GRISLY SCREENPLAY. This digital edition includes a sneak peek at the scripts of the upcoming GRISLY TALES web series. Includes the $2-30 pledge rewards.

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    Download the GRISLY HANDBOOK. Our official Character Bible (20 pages of bios, origins, powers, unfinished concept art) of the Grisly characters. includes the $2-40 pledge rewards.

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    Download the ART OF GRISLY SKETCH BOOK. A digital collection of high resolution finished-inked artwork and storyboards by over fifteen different commissioned artists. Includes the $2-50 pledge rewards.

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    Download the GRISLY TALES ANTHOLOGY, a series of sci-fi/horror short stories from various writers. The stories connect the film with the upcoming GRISLY TALES web series, which explores the secret backstory of G-Unit and their early adventures with the supernatural creatures of the GRISLY universe. Includes the $2-60 pledge rewards.

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    Receive the GRISLY MOVIE DVD and have your name included under a SPECIAL THANKS section of the final movie credits. Includes the $2-70 pledge rewards.

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    Receive the GRISLY MOVIE BLUERAY, exclusive GRISLY T-SHIRT, and have your name included under a SPECIAL THANKS section of the final movie credits. Includes special edition interviews with the cast and blooper reel. Also includes the $2-70 pledge rewards.

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    Receive our GRISLY MOVIE POSTER (pictured at left) by acclaimed Spanish comic book artist David Daza! Gorgeously printed on a 13″ x 19″ your choice of Heavyweight Matte or Glossy Paper. Includes the $2-75 pledge rewards.

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    Receive a GRISLY HOODIE. Select from one of three designs. Includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus the $125 pledge reward for the MOVIE POSTER.

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    Receive the ART OF GRISLY OMNIBUS. This hardcopy book includes comic covers, concept art, and storyboards by acclaimed artists David Daza, Tim Peterson, Michael Dubisch, Cristina Vargas, Nate Van Dyke, and Michael Wilson. Includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus the $150 pledge reward level.

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    Send your photo and be forever featured in a high resolution GRISLY PORTRAIT (10" x 15") by acclaimed comic book and storyboard artist David Daza. Imagine yourself - deep in the murky swamps of Louisiana - on the run for your very life as you are hunted by five Gill Girls. What will happen - will you escape and live or will you be consumed and die? Includes $2-75 reward levels plus the $150 reward pledge level.

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    Become an M-AGENT - Receive replica props from the GRISLY film and become an evil M-Agent that hunted, captured, and tortured Carolyn and her fellow Gill Girls. Package includes military vest, badge, hat, and handcuff props. Also Includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus $150 reward pledge level.

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    COSPLAY PACKAGE - Transform into a Gill Girl or Zombie for the day. We'll have one of our make-up artists transform you and then we'll do a professional photoshoot of the results in Los Angeles. Note: Travel and accommodations are not included. Also includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus the $150 reward pledge level.

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    DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR (Graham Cribbin) AND WRITER (Roger Lewis) in L.A. - a unique chance to hear about the filmmaking process for Grisly and what they have planned next for the GRISLY TALES web series Note: travel and lodging are not included. Also receive a signed copy of the GRISLY DVD. Also includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus $150 pledge reward plus the $150 pledge reward.

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    Receive a GRISLY SKATEBOARD showcasing the GRISLY universe (The Good, The Bad, The Grisly). Also includes the $5-75 pledge rewards plus the $150 pledge reward level.

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    Receive a GRISLY SNOWBOARD showcasing the GRISLY universe or logo. Also includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus the $150 pledge reward level.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit - As a GRISLY Associate Producer you'll be listed in the official movie credits and receive an IMDb credit. Includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus the $350 pledge reward level.

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    CO-PRODUCER credit - As a GRISLY Co-Producer you'll be listed in the official movie credits and receive an IMDb credit. Includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus the $350 pledge reward level.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit - Have your name listed in the film's promotional marketing materials and GRISLY website, and receive an official IMDb movie credit. Includes the $2-75 pledge rewards plus the $350 pledge reward level.

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