UPDATE: April 18th, 2018>Yes, I am aware that information has been released showing that the man celebrated in this production is not worthy of that praise.  That he turned out to be a sexual predator with two known cases of “grooming” or sexual assault. The people behind this production are hurt to learn their friend was capable of this horrible act. However, nobody involved with the project, nor myself, were aware of this when the movie was released. And looking at the original post date it was exactly three years ago when this video was posted to Saturday Night Showcase. However, as further explained in this commentary, both the producers and myself have opted to keep it up due to the all of the hard work by people who knew nothing of this at the time and some who didn’t even know JewWario and wanted to be part of the project. My hopes is that someone will be inspired by the heart and effort put into making this movie the best they could and will use their celebrity for positive pursuits instead of manipulating and violating innocent women. Here is a further disclaimer from the YouTube host:

DISCLAIMER: in April of 2018, the world learned that Justin Carmical had sadly been a sexual predator during his life. While the video remains up for historical purposes, the comments have been disabled, and the video no longer reflects the views of the individuals who worked with him, nor the channel hosting the video. We are saddened to learn that this person whom we thought was our friend was a completely different person than what we believed, but do not wish to diminish the work that other individuals put into the content they worked on with him while they were unaware of what he had been doing. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Please take this movie in the spirit intended and not what it turned out to be years later. If you cannot it’s understandable. Nobody is exactly happy about this situation but do not take it out on the producers, Carmical’s widow, or his victims. They are innocent while the guilty one took his own life, which was why this was created, as a tribute to the man everyone involved thought he was. With that, the original posting continues.

FamiKamen Rider

I’ve supported the FamiKamen Rider project since Justin “JewWario” Carmichael first proposed it. I loved the idea of an American loving parody of the Kamen Rider shows from Japan and Carmichael was a great writer and performer. However, his passing meant the story would go unfinished.

Or would it? Kaylyn Saucedo, one of Carmichael’s friends, and her husband, Josh, decided to create a tribute to J-Dub and his dream project, using his notes to create Farewell, FamiKamen Rider, a movie that would give his many fans some idea how the show would have been done. Carmichael was only able to film some fight scenes and create concept art for the various monsters, but they took those and (aided by our pal Matt Burkett) put together a production that isn’t just at tribute but a pretty good movie for the limited budget they had. Some of Justin’s friends star in the movie, along with a new performer, who is about to get more than he bargained for when visiting a tag sale turns into the fight of his life!

For three years, MarzGurl has kept the transformation belt safe from enemy hands. Her search for the missing cartridge proves futile, until Chris, a rare video game collector, stumbles upon the cartridge by chance. Not knowing what he has found, Chris’s curiosity makes him a target for this new evil. As he learns about the history of the FamiKamen Rider, with the additional support of an old friend and a new hero, it is up to MarzGurl and Chris to make the journey to find answers, confront their own fears, and stop this new threat before it is too late.

We are thrilled to present our full length feature film, “Farewell, FamiKamen Rider” to the world for free and without commercial interruption through YouTube today.  It has been a long time coming, and we are very proud to show what work we’ve accomplished this past year with the help of all of you.  You’ve all made this happen.  Justin Carmical’s legacy and story can finally be told and closed, and I hope you’re all satisfied with the result, as you had a hand in making it happen.  Thank you for the love and the support.  I’m glad we got to see our friend, JewWario, ride on one last time.

Again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

We look forward to posting more material related to the making of the movie in the near future.

The Saucedos and everyone else involved with the project should be proud of the work they did, considering the budget they had. This was a labor of love for them and it shows in their work. I never got to know the man either in person or through his streams, but I think he should be proud of this tribute. A true hero never really dies, because he or she lives on in the people who love them and the legacy they left behind. Justin Carmichael left a great legacy behind to the few who got to know him and this is the proof.

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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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