Brush of the God (2024)

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Brush of the God
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The Japanese poster for Brush of the God
Directed by Keizo Murase
Producer Daisuke Sato et al.
Written by
Music by Shota Kowashi
Special
effects by
Daisuke Sato
Funded by Brush of the God Production Committee
Production company Twenty Co., Ltd.
Distributor United Entertainment[1]
Running time 74 minutes[1]
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Brush of the God (カミノフデ ~怪獣たちのいる島~,   Kami no Fude: Kaijū-tachi no Iru Shima, lit. "Brush of the God: An Island with Monsters") is a 2024 tokusatsu kaiju film directed by Keizo Murase in his directorial debut and written by Takeshi Nakazawa from a story by Murase, with special effects by Daisuke Sato. Financed through the Brush of the God Production Committee and produced by Murase's company Twenty, the film was crowdfunded through Motion Gallery and Kickstarter beginning in September 2020.[2] It made its world premiere at the Osaka Asian Film Festival in Osaka, Japan on March 2, 2024.[1] A wider Japanese theatrical release will follow on July 26, with plans to also release the film overseas sometime in the future.[3][4]

Description

Note: This synopsis has been edited for grammar.
Special effects modelmaker Kenzo Tokimiya has passed away. Akari, who did not have good memories of her grandfather's work, visits a farewell party for his fans with mixed feelings. There, she meets her classmate Takuya, a hardcore tokusatsu fan.

Akari and Takuya meet a young man named Hozumi, who was going to be in the movie Brush of the God that Kenzo was going to make. This comes as a surprise to Akari, since this is the first she has heard that her grandfather was involved in such a production.

Hozumi picks up a brush, a prop from the Brush of the God exhibit, and draws a circle in the air.

"Please save his world!"

With Hozumi's words, Akari and Takuya are swallowed by the wormhole that suddenly appears.

The next thing they know, they have entered the world of the movie Brush of the God, greeted by the terrible visage of the kaiju Yamata no Orochi, which is not supposed to be in the movie, trying to burn everything in this world.

In order to get back to the original world, the two must unravel the secret of the movie Brush of the God that Kenzo was supposed to make.[5]

Staff[6][3]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Keizo Murase
  • Associate director   Yoshikazu Ishii
  • Advisor   Shigenori Shogase
  • Screenplay by   Takeshi Nakazawa
  • Associate writer   Nobuhiko Ishii
  • Based on a story by   Keizo Murase
  • Produced by   Daisuke Sato
  • Executive producer   Naoto Murase
  • Associate producers   Kinya Yagi, Naomi Ushita
  • Music by   Shota Kowashi
  • Theme song "Kaiju"
  • Cinematography by   Yoshihito Takahashi, Yoichi Sunahara
  • Production design by   Toshiteru Tatai
  • First assistant director   So Watanabe
  • Director of special effects   Daisuke Sato
  • First assistant director of special effects   Tomoyuki Hatayama
  • Original designs by   Akira Takahashi
  • Creature designs by   Shinji Nishikawa, Tomoaki Matsumoto
  • Special effects modeling by   Keizo Murase, Fumitsugu Murase, Shinichi Wakasa

Cast[3]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, vehicles, and races

Development

Director Keizo Murase originally conceived of the idea for Brush of the God while making The Mighty Peking Man, following a suggestion that he write a film for Hong Kong producer Chua Lam.[10] The Motion Gallery crowdfunding campaign for Brush of the God raised ¥2,600,192, well over its ¥2 million goal, concluding on September 25, 2020.[2] A subsequent Kickstarter campaign was unsuccessful, raising less than half of its $24,272 goal.[10] The synopsis provided by the campaign described a talking rabbit giving a boy in rural Japan a brush which can turn thoughts into reality. He and his two friends embark on a quest to prevent Yamata no Orochi from returning, facing other monsters along the way.

The production posted test footage of the Yamata no Orochi puppet online on October 29, 2020.[11] A second Kickstarter meant to improve the quality of the special effects launched on December 5, 2021, and quickly exceeded its ¥1 million goal, finishing with ¥2,225,052.[5] It included a significantly revised synopsis, with the accompanying video thumbnail also stating that the project had been expanded into a feature-length film.

Production

Filming began on the tokusatsu footage for Brush of the God on February 27, 2022.[12] The production then switched focus to the drama scenes, wrapping this part of the film on July 10, 2022.[13] Delays in the modeling process prevented filming of the tokusatsu scenes from resuming until the fall.[14] Two more rounds of filming were planned for 2023.[14] On January 13, 2023, a second Motion Gallery campaign was launched, seeking ¥2 million primarily to facilitate an outdoor climax with large-scale explosions.[8]

Gallery

Main article: Brush of the God/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • Brush of the God: An Island with Monsters (literal translation)
  • The Brush of God (alternate English title)[10]
  • The God of Brush (alternate English title)[15]

Videos

Trailers

Teaser trailer
Teaser trailer #2
Teaser trailer #3
Teaser trailer #4

Miscellaneous

Video produced for the Makuake post-production support campaign
Yamata no Orochi test footage
Yamata no Orochi test footage #2

External links

References

This is a list of references for Brush of the God. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Brush of the God". Osaka Asian Film Festival. Retrieved 22 February 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "怪獣造形のレジェンド 村瀬継蔵が挑む最初で最後の監督作 劇場用特撮映画『神の筆』制作支援プロジェクト". Motion Gallery. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "映画「カミノフデ ~怪獣たちのいる島~」特報&主題歌情報が解禁!" [Movie Brush of the God Reveals Teaser & Theme Song Information!]. PR TIMES. 28 February 2024.
  4. Sato, Daisuke (25 January 2024). "Brush of the God is an Official Selection of the Osaka Asian Film Festival". Kickstarter.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Keizo Murase's kaiju movie "Brush of the God" Final Campaign". Kickstarter. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  6. "特撮映画 | 村瀬継蔵総監督作品『神の筆』公式サイト". Kaminofude.com. Retrieved 16 July 2023.
  7. 7.0 7.1 @Kaminofude (25 January 2024). "【出演者情報】

    映画『カミノフデ』の主演情報が一部解禁!

    時宮朱莉役:鈴木梨央
    城戸卓也役:楢原嵩琉

    ご期待ください!!"
    . X.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "村瀬監督『神の筆』のクライマックスをもっとアツくカッコよく!特撮とポスプロ応援プロジェクト". Motion Gallery. 13 January 2023.
  9. Sato, Daisuke (9 January 2022). "Report #02". Kickstarter.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Keizo Murase's live action kaiju movie "Brush of the God"". Kickstarter. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  11. @Kaminofude (29 October 2020). "特撮パートのテストフッテージを公開しました。劇中のシーンをイメージしたものになっています。". Twitter.
  12. Sato, Daisuke (27 February 2022). "Filming for "Brush of the God" has begun!". Kickstarter.
  13. Sato, Daisuke (10 July 2022). "Completion of filming of human drama part!". Kickstarter.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sato, Daisuke (18 December 2022). "New Roadmap". Kickstarter.
  15. ""Brush of the God" Yamata no Orochi Test Footage 01". YouTube. 29 October 2020.

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