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RELAUNCH UPDATE!

GINOSAJI is relaunching-- check your project updates or the comments section for details!

Please Visit our official site RICHARD-GALE.COM for more information.

Nothing can stop the Ginosaji!

The award-winning short that started it all-- see it full screen HD!

This is it -- we're finally doing it!  Our faux movie trailer about the relentless killer with a spoon received over 29 million views, critical acclaim, and an international following.  Now we're ready to take it to the next level, by making the full-length movie!

We've assembled an award-winning team to bring this one-of-a-kind feature to life, but we need your support to make it a reality. Join us on this exciting journey to make movie history, and receive fantastic rewards! 

We will provide weekly updates on the progress of the production, giving backers a special glimpse Behind the Spoons... plus a selection of one-of-a-kind, limited edition rewards and collectibles only available to backers!

The Limited Edition Ginosaji Automaton
The Limited Edition Ginosaji Automaton

Phantom Ultra-Slow Motion (1,000 FPS) Camera Tests - with Music by Wlad Marhulets:

Brian Rohan and Richard Gale on set
Brian Rohan and Richard Gale on set

Brian Rohan – The Ginosaji – An L.A. Area Emmy winning actor, Brian has been working with director Richard Gale for more than 10 years on various film projects.  He received a Best Actor Award for his role as Arthur Lements in Richard Gale's Criticized, one of the film's 21 Festival wins.  Brian has been active in the theatre scene in New York and Los Angeles, appearing in mainstage productions at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Pasadena Shakespeare Company, The Laguna Playhouse, and many others.  He has also appeared in comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show.  For the past few years, Brian has transformed himself into the legendary Ginosaji, and had his face etched into the minds of millions, and on the bodies of some diehard fans as permanent tattoos!

Fan tattoos
Fan tattoos

Paul Clemens - Jack Cucchiaio - Paul’s distinguished acting career includes a starring role in the 80’s grindhouse classic The Beast Within from MGM, The Passage, with Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, and Christopher Lee, Communion with Christopher Walken, A Death in Canaan with Brian Dennehy, directed by Oscar-winner Tony Richardson, Promises in the Dark with Marsha Mason and Ned Beatty, plus memorable appearances on Quincy, M.E., and Murder, She Wrote. Paul's got great acting ability in his genes: his mother, the beautiful Eleanor Parker, was a three-time Oscar Nominee for Best Actress, who starred as the Baroness in The Sound of Music!

In his feature film acting debut, Paul Clemens (in red jacket) fought alongside James Mason and Anthony Quinn in The Passage
In his feature film acting debut, Paul Clemens (in red jacket) fought alongside James Mason and Anthony Quinn in The Passage
Paul Clemens starred in the grindhouse classic The Beast Within from MGM.
Paul Clemens starred in the grindhouse classic The Beast Within from MGM.

Jeffrey Combs - (SECRET role to be revealed!) – One of the most acclaimed actors in horror cinema, Jeffrey starred as Dr. Herbert West in Stuart Gordon's classic Re-Animator, and reprised his role in From Beyond and Bride of Re-Animator. He also portrayed author H. P. Lovecraft (creator of the Herbert West character) in Necronomicon: Book of the Dead. Combs has starred in eight H.P. Lovecraft adaptations. Other film credits include House on Haunted Hill, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, The Frighteners, The Man With Two Brains, and many more. Mr. Combs is one of the few actors to appear in ten different seasons of Star Trek shows, including Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Credits also include Gotham, Criminal Minds, Masters of Horror, CSI, Babylon 5, The Twilight Zone, and many more.

Jeffrey Combs starred as Dr. Herbert West in Stuart Gordon's horror classic RE-ANIMATOR
Jeffrey Combs starred as Dr. Herbert West in Stuart Gordon's horror classic RE-ANIMATOR
Fay Kato - Ovation Award Nominee - Best Lead Actress
Fay Kato - Ovation Award Nominee - Best Lead Actress

Fay Kato – The Mystic – Fay has a distinguished theatre career in Los Angeles, nominated for the Ovation Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play (the city’s highest honor for Theatre work) for her virtuosic performance as a woman with multiple personalities in Tonseisha.  Fay has done voice work on several major film productions, including Memoirs of a Geisha, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Babel, and The Wolverine

Other cast members to be announced as they join our production!

Richard Gale setting up a shot
Richard Gale setting up a shot

Richard Gale – Producer/Writer/Director – A three-time L.A. Area Emmy Winner and six-time Emmy Nominee, Richard directed the feature film The Proposal starring Jennifer Esposito (Crash), Nick Moran (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and William B. Davis (The X-Files), distributed by Miramax/Dimension Films.  He directed and co-wrote Pressure starring Kerr Smith (Final Destination), distributed by First Look Entertainment. Starting up his own company, Richard created the horror short film Criticized, which received critical acclaim and 21 film festival awards.  Richard then wrote, directed, shot and edited the short film The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, which became a festival favorite, won 15 awards for Best Short Film, and was named Best Short Film of the Year by Rue Morgue Magazine.  He is an avid spoon collector. 

Composer Wlad Marhulets
Composer Wlad Marhulets

Wlad Marhulets – Music Composer – Five-time ASCAP Award winning composer and winner of prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award, Wlad is described as “a brilliant composer” by Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano. Wlad studied at Julliard and has composed additional music for major studio films including Hitman: Agent 47The November Man, and The Giver.  He was commissioned to write the opera The Property for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Wlad’s orchestral works have been performed by symphonies around the world. Wlad composed the score for Richard Gale's series Ginosaji vs. Ginosaji.

Wlad Marhulets has composed additional music for The Giver, November Man, and Hitman: Agent 47.
Wlad Marhulets has composed additional music for The Giver, November Man, and Hitman: Agent 47.
Dean Jones created the special makeup FX for the original Horribly Slow Murderer short film.
Dean Jones created the special makeup FX for the original Horribly Slow Murderer short film.

Dean Jones – Special Makeup FX – Dean is a two-time Primetime Emmy winning makeup artist whose long list of credits includes X-Men: First Class, Oz the Great and Powerful, Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides, Fast and Furious, Dexter, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more, including David Lynch’s classic Blue Velvet

Milivoj Ceran in his studio
Milivoj Ceran in his studio

Milivoj Ceran - Concept Artist - Milivoj is an award-winning fantasy artist and illustrator, who has created fine art paintings and illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft TCG, Sony Online Entertainment,  Paizo (Pathfinder RPG), and many others.  His works are featured in “Spectrum 19 – The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art”, “Fantasy+, Volume 5”, and in “Infected by Art” Books 1 and 2. His works have also been showcased at the Illuxcon 5 & 6 main show, the GenCon Art Show, and San Diego Comic Con.

Project Timeline:

  • Pre-Production - (casting, prep, scouting locations, designing props, costumes, special effects, sets): Nov. 2015 - Apr. 2016
  • Production (estimated) - (shooting): May - June 2016 
  • Post-Production (editing, sound, music, VFX): July – Dec. 2016 
  • Projected Release Date: 2017 – TBD

Project Budget / Expenses:

The budget and schedule are designed to focus the maximum amount of dollars onto the screen. A streamlined post-production process and an emphasis on keeping the costs to a minimum will allow enough additional time in production to achieve high quality results.

Reward Delivery Schedule:

  • Shooting Script PDF – 2017 at movie release
  • Soundtrack – 2017 at movie release 
  • Movie download – 2017
  • T-Shirts – February 2016
  • Spoons – June 2016
  • Posters – February 2016 
  • Signed Posters – December 2016 
  • Ginosaji Automaton – June 2017

Risks and challenges

I’ll be sending regular updates about our progress to all backers, so you’ll be the first to know about what’s going on.

Important Information About Rewards

· Travel, lodging and transportation to events and set visits not included in any reward bundle
· Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend events (spaghetti dinner, set visit, premiere)
· Some rewards may require additional paperwork (to protect us and you)

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    UPDATES

    The Ginosaji respects and salutes you for pledging an Extremely Inefficient amount of money! You'll receive special backer updates throughout the production, and you'll have our extreme gratitude!

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    SCRIPT + UPDATES

    You'll receive the complete Shooting Script as a digital PDF (once the film is released).

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    SOUNDTRACK + SCRIPT + UPDATES

    You will receive the thrilling, epic Soundtrack of the movie by five-time ASCAP award-winning composer Wlad Marhulets, in high quality digital download.

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    All-Digital:
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    You get the movie-- and more! You will receive an HD digital download of GINOSAJI: The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon! Plus, you will receive the epic movie soundtrack, the shooting script, and the updates. And your name will appear with Special Thanks on our Official Website. All-Digital Reward = No shipping fee!

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    T-SHIRT + SOUNDTRACK + SCRIPT + UPDATES

    You will receive the soundtrack, the shooting script, and the updates. Plus, you will receive a Ginosaji T-shirt made exclusively for Kickstarter backers! Plus your name will be proudly displayed on our website with sincere thanks! (T-shirts will be delivered Feb 2016)

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    MOVIE DOWNLOAD + T-SHIRT + SOUNDTRACK + SCRIPT + UPDATES

    You get the movie! You will receive an HD digital download of GINOSAJI: The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon!

    Plus, you will receive the Ginosaji T-shirt, the movie soundtrack, the shooting script, and the updates. And your name will be proudly displayed on our official website with sincere thanks from the Ginosaji!

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    SPOON OF THE GINOSAJI ---o
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    You will receive the exclusive collectible Spoon of the Ginosaji! Featuring a vibrant full-color rendering of the Ginosaji’s face and intricate laser engraved handle. Forged of stainless steel, the Spoon has a glossy enamel finish. Approx. 7.4 inches in length. A truly unique movie collectible (for display purposes only).

    You'll also receive the HD download of the movie, the T-shirt, the soundtrack, the script, the updates, plus your name will be displayed on our official website with respect from the Ginosaji, fellow spoon wielder! ---o

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    SPOON + MOVIE POSTER
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    You'll receive the GINOSAJI movie poster, hand painted by award-winning fantasy artist Milivoj Ceran (illustrator for World of Warcraft TCG, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.). The stunning poster measures 24 in. Wide x 36 in. Long (61cm x 91cm).

    Plus, you will receive the Spoon of the Ginosaji, the HD download of the movie, the T-shirt, the Soundtrack, the Script, the updates, and your name will be proudly displayed on our official website with sincere thanks!

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    CINEMATIC IMMORTALITY - Your name in the credits
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    Your name will become part of cinema history, appearing in the end credit roll of GINOSAJI: The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon. A great gift for a true fan of the Ginosaji!

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    2 SPOONS ---o ---o
    JACK SPOON + SPOON OF THE GINOSAJI
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    You will receive the limited edition collectible Jack Spoon, featuring Jack Cucchiaio, made of the same high quality materials as the Spoon of the Ginosaji. You will also receive the Spoon of the Ginosaji, which makes them the perfect pair! (For display purposes only)

    Plus, your name will be immortalized in the movie's end credits. You'll also receive the Movie Poster, the HD download of the movie, the T-shirt, the Soundtrack, the Script, the updates, and your name will be displayed on our website.

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    FULL SET OF 3 SPOONS ---o ---o ---o
    MYSTIC SPOON + JACK SPOON + SPOON OF THE GINOSAJI
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    You will receive the limited edition collectible Mystic Spoon-- possibly the creepiest spoon ever made, from the same materials as the Spoon of the Ginosaji! You will also receive the Ginosaji Spoon and Jack Spoon, giving you a complete set of awesomeness!

    Plus, your name will appear in the movie's end credits, you'll receive the Movie Poster, the HD download of the movie, the T-shirt, the Soundtrack, the Script, the updates, and your name will be proudly displayed on our official website.

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    SIGNED MOVIE POSTER
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    You will receive the movie poster signed by the cast and director.

    You will also receive the complete Set of Spoons: the Ginosaji, Jack and Mystic Spoons. Plus, your name will appear in the movie's end credits, you'll receive the Movie Poster, download of the movie, T-shirt, Soundtrack, Script, updates, and your name will be proudly displayed on our official website with sincere thanks.

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    YOUR FORTUNE TOLD BY THE CREEPY MYSTIC
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    Fay Kato, the creepy Mystic will call you personally and tell you your fortune!

    You will also receive the signed movie poster, the complete Set of Spoons: the Ginosaji, Jack and Mystic Spoons. Plus, your name will appear in the movie's end credits, download of the movie, the T-shirt, the Soundtrack, the Script, the updates, and your name will be proudly displayed on our official website with sincere thanks!

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    MEET THE GINOSAJI IN PERSON AND VISIT OUR MOVIE SET DURING THE SHOOT!
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    You and one guest can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience: to spend the day on set during the filming of GINOSAJI, and meet the lead actors! Enjoy lunch with the cast and crew. (Likely filming in Southern California- You will be responsible for all transportation costs and lodging). You'll also receive everything in the $250 reward level.

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    GINOSAJI AUTOMATON
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    VERY RARE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR'S ITEM! Your very own custom made battery powered Ginosaji animatronic figure, 11 inches tall, raising and moving his spoon and head in a hypnotic, creepy way that only the Ginosaji automaton can, while emitting a gentle, mechanical grrrrrrrrrr! The base is numbered (a set of 20) and signed by the Ginosaji himself, Brian Rohan, director Richard Gale, and spoon designer Chris Vick. (see animated image in rewards section) You'll also receive everything in the $200 reward level.

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    SPAGHETTI DINNER WITH JACK AND THE GINOSAJI

    You and a guest will have the rare and unforgettable experience of having an intimate spaghetti dinner as guests of Jack Cucchiaio and the Ginosaji in person. Stars Paul Clemens and Brian Rohan will be in costume and in character at the dinner table with you as their guest! It might get a bit messy for Jack, and you (upon request) can be hit with a spoon by the Ginosaji himself! A special video will commemorate the occasion forever. (Dinner will take place in Los Angeles. You will be responsible for all transportation and lodging). You'll also receive everything in the $200 reward level.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    You will receive an Associate Producer credit in the film's end credit roll and on all official lists of credits, including the imdb. You and a guest will have VIP access to our premiere screening in Los Angeles and our afterparty. You'll also be able to visit the set for two days of shooting, meet everyone, and dine with the cast and crew. This reward also includes everything in the $300 level. (You will be responsible for all travel expenses and lodging).

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    SPOON MOTORCYCLE MASTERPIECE!

    You will receive the stunning, one-of-a-kind motorcycle spoon sculpture, entitled The Owl, by artist James Rice of Everlasting Spoonful. (see photos in rewards section) This magnificent creation is actually made of 100% stainless and silver spoons, and is a gorgeous addition to the home, office or art collection of anyone who loves bikes and/or stunning designs. Only one sculpture is being offered, and there is nothing else exactly like it in the whole world. Like the Ginosaji, this is a true original. 23 inches long, weight approx. 7 lbs.

    You will also receive everything at the $300. level.

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    HIRE THE GINOSAJI TO STALK YOUR FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER! ---o (CONTINENTAL U.S. ONLY)

    The Ginosaji will come to your location (anywhere in the Continental U.S.) and stalk your friend, family member, or loved one (must be over age 12), giving them an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience, the ultimate gift for a serious fan of the Ginosaji! (Spoon hits optional at no extra cost. On request, the Ginosaji can provide soft, medium, or Ow!) Also, a video of the stalking will be created for posterity by an Emmy Winning filmmaker (me)!

    Also includes everything in the $300 reward level (visit our movie set for a day to meet and dine with cast and crew), plus two VIP tickets to the Los Angeles premiere screening and afterparty.

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    CORPORATE SPONSOR - YOUR COMPANY NAME / LOGO IN THE END CREDITS

    Your Company name will receive prominent placement in the end credits, with your company's logo and website, PLUS you will receive VIP tickets to our premiere screening and afterparty in Los Angeles. You and a guest can come to our set and have FULL access to meet the cast and filmmakers throughout the shoot, and you will receive everything in the $300 reward level. (You will be responsible for all transportation to Los Angeles and lodging).

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    You will receive an Executive Producer credit in the film's end credit roll and on all official lists of credits, including the imdb. You and a guest will have VIP access to our premiere screening in Los Angeles and our afterparty. You'll also have FULL access to visit the set throughout the shoot, meet everyone, and dine with the cast and crew. This reward also includes everything in the $300 level. (You will be responsible for all travel expenses and lodging).

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Funding period

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