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Production of a feature film from the twisted mind of Australian trash film maestro Dick Dale.
178 backers pledged AU$ 24,618 to help bring this project to life.

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a splatterpunk video nasty by Dick Dale
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The latest Ribspreader press:

Cult of Monster interviews Dick

Film Ink on the campaign launch 

Matty Munster interviews Dick for FredNegro.com.au 

Scream horror magazine on the movie and campaign

3D Radio 'Let's Go to the Pictures' Andrew Bunney interview with Dick 30th May

100.5 WOW-FM Dave's Video Graveyard with Dick Dale's top ten movies June 3rd

Cult of Monster reporting Ribspreader raising minimum funds

coming up:

Upside News interview with Dick

2018 press:

Advertiser article on Dick, Ribspreader and the documentary "Video Nasty"

Adelaide Review interviews Dick "Beer and Other Sins: Blood and guts and hiccup cures at Dick’s Place" 

 SPECIAL FINAL WEEK REWARD UPDATE:

Just in time for achieving 100%+ funding AMAZING NEWS FOR RIBSPREADERS!!

Alex Machin is our Stop Motion artist for Ribspreader and has offered generous and unique special reward. Come see Alex Machin’s Trasharama winning animation Gumby’s New Tit - click the pic (WARNING!! VERY NSFW AND NOT FOR CHILDREN!!)

Gumby's New Tit (NSFW!!)
Gumby's New Tit (NSFW!!)


ALEX HAS AN AMAZING OFFER FOR YOU ALL:

Wanna get your your own custom claymation snuff film featuring YOU  getting murdered? We’re talking about a plasticine animation of YOU  getting murdered. That is the coolest profile / avatar gif / calling  card ever. I am actually a bit jealous that I can’t personally bid for  this one! 

Here’s the deal: The 5 highest pledges between now and  the end of the campaign will be able to get their own SNUFF CLAY  ANIMATION made by Alex. That’s right, Alex Machin is making 5  SNUFFMATION films, one each for the top 5 bidders between now and end of  campaign. When you win you send Alex your photo and he renders you in  plasticine SNUFFAVISION getting murdered by either the Ribspreader OR  perhaps it will be death by another object which YOU CAN CHOOSE from  this list:

CHOOSE DEATH BY:

1. Ribspreader 

2. Bike pump 

3. LEGO 

4. Peanut 

5. Rat 

6. Grenade 

7. Vacuum cleaner 

8. Chopsticks 

9. Chainsaw 

10. Dildo 

11. Bottle 

12. Dumbell

If you’ve already pledged and you want to bid for this special reward  you will need to adjust your pledge between now and end of campaign and  ONLY THE AMOUNT YOU INCREASE BY will count towards competing for this  reward. We can see each pledge and adjustments in the kickstarter  control room. In the event of a tie the reward will go to the first  pledger.

Why are we doing this?  Well, as Dick said in his  karaoke thank you we’re now looking to boost our budget as much we can  in the remainder of the campaign. We try and reach our stretch goals and  go beyond them to DELIVER THE BEST MOVIE that will be seen far and  wide. 

 watch SELECTED PREVIOUS SHORTS: 

Pelican Boy

Family Bizness

Flies

Creamy Love

Here are most of my early short fillums Dick wrote, produced and directed, mostly under the Cheesy Knob nasties banner.

Check out the designs...

Ribspreader in action
Ribspreader in action
set design artwork by Celia Curtis
set design artwork by Celia Curtis
Set design artwork by Celia Curtis
Set design artwork by Celia Curtis

and ASK YOURSELF: What is RIBSPREADER?


Props and sets: Although we are keeping costs to a minimum so costs just can't be avoided. Some of the props will always need materials to make them. Most of the artists are doing this 'mates rates' and saying that we don't want any expenses coming out of their pockets. A lot of the locations are already there but some of them need to be 'dressed' and this cost money to make those little extras as well as petrol money to actually get them there. 

Cast and crew: I do my shoots as inexpensive as I can but cast and crew ALWAYS need to be fed and comfortable. Some travel costs may need to be incurred as well as I have a couple of important Interstate cast members. Having a legendary Australian genre icon do a cameo, DOES cost money.

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MEET THE KEY CREW (click for IMDb):

Writer / Director / Producer
Writer / Director / Producer

RIBSPREADER is Dick's first feature film project. Having written, Directed and Produced numerous short genre comedy shorts since 1993. Some of these projects have been nominated and won prizes and awards for screenplay, comedy and best picture at various Festivals including the South Australian Film awards, Monster Fest and on Foxtel's Graveyard Shifty film program. He has had his films screened all over Australia from punk rock warehouses, seedy bars and cinema's and  as far abroad as the UK and Moscow.   Dick has also championed and curated Australian independent genre films over this period and prides himself on always delivering what the audience wants to see. RIBSPREADER will be 90 minutes of laughs, thrills, spills, frights and everything you come to expect from his films and in Trasharama over the last twenty years. All his work has headed towards this film and WILL DELIVER IN BUCKET LOADS. 

Editor / Producer
Editor / Producer

Editing work includes commercials (for Mastercard, Cancer Council, Woolworths, Bundaberg, Health Services Union, Cricket Australia and more), award winning short films (The Cartographer, To the Last Drop), animation for ABC-TV (After the Game for Good Game), TV-series (Save Point for Fox8, Life is Shit for SCAT-TV), music video (for Midnight Juggernauts, White Knuckle Fever, Clue for Kalo), assistant editing for feature documentary (Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation for ABC-TV), video split for feature film Kangaroo Jack. Producing work includes music video and short films.

Producer
Producer

Since his first short film in 1995 and after a dozen years spent making his own short films, helping others with theirs including producing Dick Dales  Creamy Love in 2001, Carlo made his first feature film. Total Football was shot in 2008 and released in 2009. The film was independently financed and shot in less than 30 days, with limited access to locations. 

First Assistant Director / Producer
First Assistant Director / Producer

 The Big Nothing - Best Drama / Best Production Design SASA 2018 (1st Assistant Director) web series; Damage The Movie (1st Assistant Director) feature film; Get Prepped (1st Assistant Director) web series; Playing With Fire (1st Assistant Director) short film

Cinematographer
Cinematographer

Cargo 2017 (Camera & Electrical Dept) Going for Gold  2016 Raising the Bar (director of photography)  2016 Get Prepped (TV Series) The Pack 2015 (Grip) Wasteland Panda 2014 (Grip)  2011 A Second Chance (director of photography)  2009 Family Demons (Cinematographer) 2007 Every Minute (Short)  1994 Total Recession (Short)

The Babadook (2nd Unit director of photography) 

Production Designer
Production Designer

Studied Production & Set Design at Adelaide College of the Arts; Set designer for Matt Byrne media’s production of the Addams Family musical; Art department  ‘Spider in the Garden’ directed by Nina Pearce (yet to be released); Art department ‘Aquaphobe’ directed by Melanie Easton - (released 2019); Co-wrote and performed in ‘Amy, Amy, Amy’ - an Amy Winehouse tribute show at Adelaide Fringe 2018. I also dabble in music and visual arts as a freelance artist.

Sound Mix / Composer
Sound Mix / Composer

More than a musician, THE SCREAMING MEANIES is a composer, sound designer, DJ and all-round power house. The Screaming Meanies create’s music inspired by trashy cinema/old horror films, exploitation films, video nasties, and the like, having worked on over seven feature films to date including MONDO YAKUZA, GONE LESBO GONE: THE UNTOLD TALE OF AN UNSEEN FILM and THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG.THE SCREAMING MEANIES is responsible for the scores to Black Forest Films’ 2017 feature, THE VIPER’S HEX, Stuart Simpson’s all-new Cult of Monster web-series DRAGON FORCE X, Josh Long’s 2017 short THE VEILED and was a collaborative sound design on Daniel Armstrong’s 2017 feature TARNATION.

Jesse has also produced amazing artwork for Ribspreader! See below at Stretch Goals...

Practical Effects
Practical Effects

We have both a general practical effects department and some amazing specialist roles.

The RIBSPREADER KILL SQUAD practical FX crew features practical and make up effects people comprised of industry veterans, Media Make up academy students past and present and outlaw ROGUE GOREHOUNDS artists. 

Featuring Paul Whitbread, Luke Manhire, Liana Krassis, Danielle Moore, Chris Murphy, Hannah Pedley, Penny Angely, Sharney Rossi, Matty Grimm & more...

Ribspreader mask and lungs costume; Also starring as STITCH
Ribspreader mask and lungs costume; Also starring as STITCH

Creature maker, actor, performer, puppeteer, and sfx gore fiend.

SFX Makeup and props for- PRANK PATROL, WOLF CREEK 2, ADELAIDE FRINGE FEST; 'THE LAIR' Interactive Haunted Horror House- Adelaide Fest; ADELAIDE ZOMBIEWALK SFX Squad.

Ribspreader Killing Machine specialty prop
Ribspreader Killing Machine specialty prop

Freelance props / modelmaker. Credits include Storm Boy; (R)evolution; The Book Keeper.

Stop Motion
Stop Motion

Alex Machin has carved out a name for himself as a purveyor of sick, twisted stop motion animation.  The Trasharama award winning Gumby's New Tit had audiences howling with disgust and laughter. Since then he has created stop motion music videos, gameshow segments for ABC comedy web content as well as his own short films. When recent credits include the deformed cock-monsters from Josh Collins Fags In The Fast Lane and the terrifying boss beast from Stuart Simpson's Dragon Force X, it’s obvious Alex will deliver the goods and have audiences vomiting in the aisles when they see his ghastly animation for Ribspreader!

Miniatures
Miniatures

Total Recession; Danger 5 

Durands work has appeared in many award winning films. Durand created the animated title for Ribspreader. His primary role for Ribspreader will be constructing the miniature effects for the climax of the film. 

Durand presently produces animated music videos. Durand also makes sculptures and puppets for local and international film projects.

Miniatures
Miniatures

DANGER 5 TV series (2012)  miniature rigger ; THE BOOKKEEPER  (1999) model maker

Leith has over 20 years experience as an engineer and miniature effects technician for motion pictures and television commercials. He has worked extensively with the South Australian animation studio, Anifex. Leith was also a key technician, instrumental in creating the miniature effects for the television series, Danger Five. Recently Leith has designed and built a motion control camera rig. 

With Ribspreader, Leith will construct a miniature, remote controlled police helicopter, which will be used in the films shattering and explosive climax.

Puppet Construction
Puppet Construction

MAX AND MARY 2009 Art dept; FRANKLIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT: THE MOVIE 2000 Art Dept; PELICAN BOY: Pelican Puppet (2001)


MEET THE CAST (click for IMDb):

 Family Demons (2009); Innocence (2000)The Salute of the Jugger (1989)
Family Demons (2009); Innocence (2000)The Salute of the Jugger (1989)

Salute of the Jugger; Innocence; Family Demons

The Beautiful and the Damned (2010); Under a Kaleidescope (2014); SheBorg (2016); Mondo Yakuza (2016)
The Beautiful and the Damned (2010); Under a Kaleidescope (2014); SheBorg (2016); Mondo Yakuza (2016)

'Winona Arizona' Mondo Yakuza; 'Constable Nobody Cares' SheBorg

WON best actress UNDER A KALEIDOSCOPE 2015 Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Nominated  UNDER A KALEIDOSCOPE   2015 Maverick Move Awards WON the best actress LANDFALL (2017) Oz International Film Festival. 

Romper Stomper (1992); Bigger than Tina (1999); Blue Heelers (1997); Body Melt (2019)
Romper Stomper (1992); Bigger than Tina (1999); Blue Heelers (1997); Body Melt (2019)

 Body Melt; Romper Stomper; Bigger than Tina

StalkHer (2015); The Protectors (2017); Dale (2015); Beautiful (2009)
StalkHer (2015); The Protectors (2017); Dale (2015); Beautiful (2009)

 StalkHer; The Protectors

Youth on the March (2017); Power Hungry Animals (2019); Are We Heroes (2016)
Youth on the March (2017); Power Hungry Animals (2019); Are We Heroes (2016)

Featuring:

Human Centipede II; Human Centipede III; The Editor; Frankenstein Created Bikers
Human Centipede II; Human Centipede III; The Editor; Frankenstein Created Bikers
Musician (The Damned, 1000 Motels, The Members), Actor, Screenwriter and Grail Hunter
Musician (The Damned, 1000 Motels, The Members), Actor, Screenwriter and Grail Hunter
Guitar rock star & singer / songwriter ex  Spencer P Jones and the Escape Committee; The Johnnys; Beasts of Bourbon; Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls & more
Guitar rock star & singer / songwriter ex Spencer P Jones and the Escape Committee; The Johnnys; Beasts of Bourbon; Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls & more
Iconic Australian Country Music Legend
Iconic Australian Country Music Legend
Legendary satirist, musician, songwriter, and cartoonist; 'The Devil' Lesbo-A-Go-Go
Legendary satirist, musician, songwriter, and cartoonist; 'The Devil' Lesbo-A-Go-Go

Introducing:

Circus and stage performer; Gods & Monsters
Circus and stage performer; Gods & Monsters
Firebreather, circus and stage performer; The Talents of Darkness; Gods & Monsters
Firebreather, circus and stage performer; The Talents of Darkness; Gods & Monsters

The $20,000 target amount is the estimated bare minimum needed to get the film in the can and will just cover costs. If we can exceed this then it will be much more comfortable and less stressful. I wouldn't have any problems getting my interstate cast to the shoots and looking after them. We would be able to add more elaborate practical and graphic effects. We could look after everyone involved more, especially the artists working on the production. Artists need to be looked after and are we don't expect them to do this for 'exposure' and the like. 

TIME LINE:

2014-16

Ribspreader script written.

2017

Filmed a few scenes with cameos.

2018

Filmed a few more scenes with cameos and pickups in Adelaide and Melbourne. Have been creating some props and costumes but other creations are waiting for a budget. 

Created a trailer and edited some scenes already shot.

Developed the kickstarter page and gathered crew and fans on social media.

2019 

Raise the money needed to finish the principal photography. Create the rest of the props, costumes etc and preplan the complete shoot. Rehearsals, finish finalizing a couple of the locations I'm scouting. Pre-plan the hell out of it! Spread the word!

Shoot major principle photography early- August-September. (based around the availability of some key players) 

POST PRODUCTION straight after. This leaves for any unforeseen complications, pickups, more revenue-raising etc. 

January 2020. SHOWTIME!

Risks and challenges

The number of risks involved in filmmaking are so diverse and varying in severity that we may as well admit filmmaking is always a leap of faith, it just becomes more and more of an educated leap. Above all you have to have trust in the people working on a project to deliver. We've recruited people experienced with their role that love this project enough to want to see it through.

A big risk and concern for a producer is injury to cast, crew or the public. We will be taking out insurance to cover the shoot. Our 3 main producers have experience across feature film production and low budget production.

Our camera crew is experienced on features and low budget features. This means they are used to backing up data methodically and safely transfer the footage to post production.

The film is signed off as budgeted on a scene by scene and location by location basis. This puts a clamp on blowouts per scene.

The obvious risk in a project like this is the achievable production values not sustaining an audience's interest over a feature duration. If you have a good look at the crew and cast assembled you see this is an experienced group of artists working in a trash film genre with a great funny script written by a proven comedic trash filmmaker. The risk of how to play with production values in a trash film genre is a question of tone and style directed by a punk rock singer and filmmaker named Dick Dale.

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    VISIT the set OR 1 on 1 masterclass!

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    ON SCREEN DEATH

    Yes, you will DIE, DIE DIE! Killed by the one and only RIBSPREADER himself.
    Each death will be unique and Dick Dale will write and execute your very only personal demise for the montage scene. GORE optional!! Must be available in either Adelaide (Preferred) or Melbourne some time August 2019 or EARLIER IN THE YEAR is possible in South Australia. (airfare not included) Males and females welcome. Smokers and non smokers. Will have to be available to do this around these times. . Then see yourself on the big screen at the cast and crew PREMIERE screenings in either Adelaide or Melbourne or screening in capital city of your state. Plus a CREDIT in the film, not just a thank you.

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