Sep 28, 2015 12:00 AM ET

Archived: The Raid’s YAYAN RUHIAN Teams Up With AMY JOHNSTON For Martial Arts Kickstarter Project THE GATE!

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 28, 2015

Kellie Madison directs an all-star ensemble cast and crew to bring action genre to a higher level.

LOS ANGELES, 26 September 2015–Kellie Madison is crowdfunding for a teaser pitch she is directing and producing for a TV series called “The Gate,” a supernatural saga chronicling the epic battle between good and evil starring Amy Johnston and Yayan Ruhian.

Madison has crafted a compelling tale of an angel that comes into her power to battle against the forces of darkness. Madison has an arsenal of credits that speak powerfully to her mastery of the craft, including Project Imagination’s The Caul and Open Road Films- The Tank.

“We have assembled a world-class team dedicated to the success of this series,” Madison said.

Madison’s team includes professional martial arts fighter Amy Johnston, a prominent stunt performer in Captain America: Winter Soldier and the upcoming Deadpool motion picture; George Billinger, Director of Photography is well known for his stunning camera operating work in Steven Speilberg’s War of the Worlds, Terminator and many other blockbusters and the amazing and talented Yayan Ruhian (The Raid: Redemption), a master of Indonesian martial arts.

Johnston’s and Ruhian’s fans are augmented by Kickstarter backers, creating a built-in audience for this project. It becomes more than just a crowdfunding event, as several campaign supporters have stated. Project leaders attract audiences who are thirsting for fresh content that is not a recycled brand, prequel, sequel or remake, and THE GATE capitalizes on that desire.

Madison wants to be a viable commercial director in the marketplace. She feels that it’s unfortunate that women directors are stereotyped as being unable to lead action genre projects.

“We are aiming for a 1 for 1 to create an audience for our project that we can then bring to an interested network,” Madison said. “Networks would be incapable to ignore the impact of those numbers.”

The Gate’s Kickstarter campaign can be found at



Chuck Tyler



PS–It’s great to meet you. I’m a huge fan of your website and wanted to pass on something new that could be a nice fit for your film & television section. I’ve attached images of THE GATE’s logo and stars AMY JOHNSTON and YAYAN RUHIAN. Our Kickstarter page has a video and bullet points on why THE GATE Kickstarter project is unique.

We think THE GATE Kickstarter project could be a great story for you for these reasons:

Dynamic Duo–Amy Johnston (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Deadpool) and Yayan Ruhian (The Raid: Redemption, Merantau) have generated amazing fan followings with their martial arts display.

Daring Plotline–The eternal battle between good and evil is highlighted by a female heroic lead and an intriguing backstory written by Kellie Madison (Project Imagination’s The Caul and Open Road Films- The Tank).

Demographics –Google Analytics show that of 2,154 unique visits to the project website (, almost 70% (68.4%) are from males aged 18-44, a choice demographic that is heavily targeted by advertisers.

If you’re interested, please let me know how I can make the writing process easy for your team.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out.

Contact Information:

Chuck Tyler
Producer's Assistant

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