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The Ghost and the Whale tells the story of Joseph Hawthorne who went off to sea with the love of his life and came back to town alone.

WHAT IS THE FILM ABOUT?

"The Ghost and the Whale" tells the story of Joseph Hawthorne, a man who went off to sea with the love of his life and came back to town (Bodega Bay) alone. Accused of murder, Joseph was found not guilty after a long and grueling trial that was nationally covered. Now, Joseph questions his own innocence, because at the time of the death of his wife, he was suffering a bi-polar episode. One year later, acclaimed journalist Ed Hale has been called to Bodega to cover Joseph's mysterious story. What he encounters is a hornet's nest of uncontrollable consequences.

THE TALENT BEHIND THE FILM:

"Hello everyone, Thank you for visiting our page. This film, The Ghost and The Whale, is so very important to us and everyone involved in it's creation. We have worked really hard to raise money for the picture and when we finally did, it was one of the biggest blessings we could have ever hoped for. We found a wonderful team of creative minds and together we have marched toward our start date, so excited!!! We start production on February 6th and will be shooting in beautiful Bodega Bay for 4 weeks, can't wait!!! We have achieved one of our goals and we're on track for greatness… but we need your help. KickStarter has provided us with an amazing platform to reward your incredibly appreciated donations. Please take a look at our account and join us in creating a memorable feature film!"

  • DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / WRITER: Anthony Gaudioso
  • DIRECTOR / PRODUCER: James Gaudioso
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Paula Benard
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jayson Crothers

CAST: 

  • MAURICE BENARD as Joseph Hawthorne
  • JONATHAN PRYCE as the voice of The Whale
  • TIPPI HEDREN in a special cameo appearance
  • MONICA KEENA as Sweetie
  • JAMES GAUDIOSO as Ed Hale
  • ANTHONY GAUDIOSO as Jack Lee

WHAT DO YOU GET?

We have some amazing things to offer you for your very generous pledges. 

  • An Autographed DVD copy of the completed film
  • A 15 minute phone call with Maurice Benard
  • Skype video call with the Director, Anthony Gaudioso, or Maurice Benard
  • Lunch with Maurice Benard in Los Angeles, CA
  • The Ghost and The Whale set visit in Bodega Bay, CA and featured extra role in the film.
  • Associate Producer film credit and tickets to the Los Angeles screening
  • And much more...

Every amount you could offer helps us in reaching our goal of completing the production and post-production of the film. Check out all of the rewards carefully to receive the most for your pledge.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Official Movie Website: theghostandthewhale.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theghostandthewhale

"The Ghost and the Whale" is A Gaudioso Twins Film. You can view information on their previous film, Duke, at http://dukethefilm.com.

Actor Maurice Benard has been a lead on the ABC Daytime television show, General Hospital, for 20 years.  You can find out more information on Maurice at his official website: mauricebenard.tv

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Rewards such as the autographed DVD copy of the film, Poster, Crew T-shirt, Script, etc, will go out as soon as they are available. Some will be ready sooner than others. If you've pledged for a phone call, Skype call, Lunch, or Set Visit then you'll be contacted with an update from our team as soon as the funding goal has been met and the kickstarter has ended.

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