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Episode 1: “Search for the Dragon”

Story By Steve Wang, Nathan Long and Michael Wang

Written by Nathan Long

Directed by Steve Wang

Summary: In an indoor parking lot, a young woman is spotted walking to her car. A red creature appears out from the reflections of a car behind her and grabs her. As the creature is pulling her back towards a reflective surface, a parking lot cashier attendant sees the woman struggling, but only sees her. But then, someone in a high-tech armor suit rides out of the reflective surface from behind and saves the woman. More creatures then jump through the reflections. The armored hero (Wing Knight) rides into battle. The attendant sees only the Masked person riding around on his motorcycle, so the attendant calls the police. Wing Knight gets off his Rider cycle to finish the fight and pulls out a Advent Card. He places his "Sword Vent" card (with 2,000 Attack Points) into his card reader, then a Contract bat (Black Wing) flies out from the reflective surface and gives Wing Knight his Wing Lancer. Wing Knight quickly defeats the creatures then transforms back to human form (Len) and goes to see if the woman is alright. As Len heads back to his Rider cycle, it transforms into an ordinary motorcycle. The attendant had witnessed the transformations. Len takes off on his motorcycle. He senses another attack nearby and rides back to action, "Kamen Rider!"

At a police station, 18-year-old Kit Taylor is in trouble once again, people keep accusing him of things he didn't do. Kit is talking to his dad, but he's really asleep. Detective Grimes wakes him up with good news - the "Speed Shop" is not pressing charges. Detective Grimes and Kit's dad (Frank Taylor) have been old friends for a long time. Kit's father has been missing for a year now. Grimes gives Kit a ride back to his foster home again, but on their way out, Kit sees his dad in a reflection (or so he thinks). His dad tells Kit to go home, search for the Dragon, and remember the Contract Card.

Now that Kit is 18, he is being kicked out of his foster home. When Kit returns to his room, he finds that his Foster Mother is already introducing his replacement. Kit's young friend, Jesse, gives Kit a birthday gift - a framed cut out picture of Kit's dad. But Kit recognizes the Picture Frame, it belongs to Cherie. Kit tells Jesse he shouldn't steal. But Jesse thinks that Kit steals and asks why the police bring him home all the time. Kit explains that he doesn't steal, they are just misunderstandings. Kit returns the Picture Frame to Cherie, leaving Cherie to believe that he took it, "You see? Misunderstandings." On his way out, Kit reminds Jesse of what his father (Frank) use to say - "When the going gets tough, the tough go riding!" Kit then takes off on his motorcycle, heading for home.

Back home where he and his father lived, remembers the good times he had with his dad when he was younger. Kit looks at a picture frame of him, his dad and mom, and remembers what his dad told him, "She would of been very proud of you, son!" Kit then finds an Advent Deck and looks at the "SEAL" Advent Card then hears his dad telling him again to search for the Dragon (the red dragon has been following Kit all day). So Kit goes out onto the balcony to see if he's there, but then he sees something strange happening with the building across from him - the glass is moving like liquid. Then as he's holding the Advent Deck, it begins to energize. The red dragon surges out through the glass toward him. Kit quickly puts up his arms, crossing his face while holding the Advent Deck, and an energy field is formed. The dragon tries breaking through then returns to where he came. Kit's senses are then altered.

Maya, a paranormal investigator for WayAboveTopSecret. com, is working at her aunt Grace's bookstore while trying to piece together her latest story about the missing persons and the masked vigilante, and with her good friend, Trent. Maya wants to hack the police database to find out more for her story, but Grace needs a piece of tape, so Trent gives it a try. Maya's old friend, Lacey, walks in. Lacey loves trendy fashions and boys. Trent informs Maya that she has been scooped, Michelle Walsh reports another sighting of the masked vigilante on WayAboveTopSecret. com. So Maya leaves to try uncovering the whole story before Michelle Walsh does.

Out on the street, Kit sees a giant spider in a reflection. The giant spider pulls someone in, but no one else notices. Maya, while walking down the street, starts talking into a recorder. More red creatures jump out and follow Maya. Kit goes to save her. He tells them to get away from her, but she can't see the creatures. They start attacking Kit. Kit tries his best to fight them off, but one of the creatures takes Maya into a mirror. But then, the creature is knocked back out of the mirror, and out comes Len carrying Maya. Len takes on the creatures and quickly defeats them. Len wants the Advent Deck Kit found and tries searching his pockets. He pulls out Kit's wallet and throws it. Kit tells him to back off, then takes off running, so Len starts walking after him. Maya is taking pictures, so Len takes her camera, drops it, then smashes it with his foot. After Len leaves, Maya finds Kit's wallet with his Driver License ID card.

Kit sees the giant spider again. The Spider tries to attack Kit, but Kit falls backward into the reflections of a car and finds himself flying through a dimensional portal. The Advent Deck transforms him into a Blank Kamen Rider. Kit Taylor, now a Kamen Rider Knight, finds himself in another world. Len transforms to Wing Knight and goes in after him. Once inside the portal, Wing Knight uses a Rider Cycle to get him into the other world, and his Contract bat is following him from above.

Wing Knight uses his "Sword Vent" card and summons his Wing Lancer. So Blank Knight tries his "Sword Vent" card and summons his Ride Saber (with only 300 Attack Points). Next, Wing Knight uses "Attack Vent" (with 4,000 Attack Points), which Black Wing swoops down and attacks, cutting off a part of the spiders two front legs. Then Wing Knight uses his "Final Vent" card (with 5,000 Attack Points). The Bat connects on his back and becomes a cape. He then leaps high into the air where the cape then wraps around his entire body and swirls into the giant spider, causing the spider to explode.

The Red Dragon is back. Kit (Blank Knight) hears his father's voice again, telling him not to be afraid of the Dragon. The two Knights run for their lives as the Dragon attacks from above with bursts of fireballs...

End Credits:

Executive Producers
Fumio Sebata
Yasuo Matsuo
Takeyuki Suzuki
Aki Komine

Co-Executive Producers
Steve Wang
Michael Wang

Financial Consultant
Takeshi Enomoto

Financial Coordinator
Chieko Sebata

CAST

Kit ----------------------- Stephen Lunsford
Len ----------------------- Matt Mullins
Maya ---------------------- Aria Alistar
Frank --------------------- JF Davis
Lacey --------------------- Marisa Lauren
Trent --------------------- Taylor Emerson
Young Kit ----------------- Dakota Dennis
Jesse --------------------- Uriah Shelton
Detective Grimes ---------- James Patterson
Cashier ------------------- Sean Nepita
Business Woman ------------ Kiralee Hayashi
Foster Mother ------------- Kathleen Gati
Grace Kiefer -------------- Victoria Jackson

Casting
Pemrick Fronk Casting

Action Director
Ken Chara

Stunt Coordinators
Reuben Langdon
Dorenda Moore

Fight Choreography by
Alpha Stunts

Stunts
Tadahiro Nakamura
Xavier Quimbo
Aaron Toney
Austin Brewer
Mike Wilson
Hiro Koda
Roberto Gutierrez
Sonny Sieson
Brian Hite
Ilram Choi

Director of Photography
John Ealer

Production Designer
Oana Bogdan

Story Editor
Nathan Long

Unit Production Manager
Jimmy Sprague

1st Assistant Director
Cassandra Laymon

2nd Assistant Director
Rob Bola

Action Unit Director of Photography
Philip O. Schwartz

Action Unit 1st Assistant Director
William Newman

Location Manager
Peter J. Abrahams

2nd 2nd Assistant Director
Clenet Verdi-Rose

Script Supervisor
Erin Forrest

Art Director
T. Stefan Gesek

Propmaster
Nicole Ruby

Action Unit Propmaster
Wilson Weaver

Set Decorator
Tana Roller

Key Wardrobe
Ivy Thaide

1st Wardrobe
Heather Chaffee

Key Costume / Creature
Johnnie Saiko

2nd Creature
Anthony Diaz

3rd Creature
Sara Settless

Key Makeup
Jonelle Freed

Key Hair
Alyson Black

Makeup and Hair Assistant
Jennifer Thorington

Gaffer
Howard Newstate

Key Grip
Winterhawk

Sound Mixer
Jonathan Penson

Production Coordinators
Hank Grover
Matt Sullivan

Office Production Assistant
Aaron McLane

Assistant to Roy McAree
Dave James Paul

Extras Casting
Bill Marinella
Sande Alessi Casting

Assistant to the Producer
Brittney Glassford

Production Assistant
Jason Wang

Visual Effects by
Deception Arts

Visual Effects Supervisors
Mark Allen
Dominik Wojtarowicz

Visual Effects Artists
John Teska
James Hibbert
Tamer R. Eldib
John R. McConnell
Sarah Grossmann
August Coleman

Based on the Toei Company Ltd.
Japanese Production of "Kamen Rider"

Main Title Sequence designed by
The Lobby, Inc.
Jeff Skinner
Heather Herbert Skinner

Original concepts by
Shotaro Ishinomori

Japanese footage courtesy of
Toei Company Ltd.

Post Production Assistant
Matt Scott

Editor
Steve Wang

Assistant Editors
Meredith Stone
Susan E. Kim
Trevor Xavier

Post P.A.
Matt Smith

Online Colorist
John Coldiron

Re-Recording Mixer
Nathan Smith

Sound Designer and ADR
Benjamin Cooper

ADR recorded at
Elephant Symphony Studios

Kamen Rider was mixed at NL3 Audio, Los Angeles, CA

Crip/lighting equipment provided by
Leonetti Company

Dollies provided by
Chapman Leonard
J.L. Fisher, Inc.

Catering provided by
Bobby Weisman Caterers

Craft Service
Teresa Nance

Legal Services by
Paul S. Levine

Legal Counsel
Phalen "Chuck" Hurewitz
Andrew S. Zucker

Special thanks to
Taro Takemoto

Presented by Adness Entertainment

In Association with Toei Company Ltd.

Filmed at Cheyenne Studios, Castaic, California, U.S.A.

The characters and events are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and unintentional.

This motion picture is protected under laws of the United States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution. Adness Entertainment Co., Ltd. is the author of this motion picture for purposes of the Berne Convention. Country of first Publication: United States of America.

©2008 Ishimori Production Inc., Toei Company Ltd.,
Adness Entertainment Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

My thoughts: FANTASTIC! Excellent and well done. Thanks to everyone. Kamen Rider is officially my favorite show. I look forward to watching every episode. Please bring use more Seasons and Movies. Thanks again.

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