THE NIGHTRIDERS TV SERIES


 

Short Summary

The Nightriders is set in 1714-20 in the days when Barbary Pirates  ravaged the coasts of the West Country, Southern Ireland and Wales, stealing men and women for slaves. When it seemed that no King would aggravate the Sultans of Morocco, who were responsible for this tyranny, the squires realised it was because the Sultans controlled the Mediterranean and trade routes. Englishmen  wanted their stolen countrymen returned but their pleas fell on deaf ears. When no King would spearhead an attack to win back his enslaved country men, the squires took the matter into their own hands and initiated a fearsome private army of The Nightriders, the first coast guards. These men  protected the villages and towns from being stripped by Barbary pirates of the young men to build the Sultan of Morocco's palace and taking young girls. These girls were destined for the workforce brothels and the beauties, particularly red heads, for the Sultan's harem. In these violently uncertain times the beautiful, red haired, squire's daughter Elizabeth is forbidden to ride out one stormy evening with her brother, but being feisty and wilful she does, with devastating consequences. Pirates always liked to attack under the mantle of a brewing storm.

 

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OUR CAST :

Rosie Johnson- Elizabeth Goodfellowes,  Barnaby Chambers - John Goodfellowes, Kevin Mangar - Captain of the Barbary Pirates,  Derek Horsham- The Sultan, Niko El Santo Zavero as Captain Ali Idrissi, Kathryn Carmichael as Lady Mary, Primrose Bigwood as Esther the Witch., Millen Brown as Alfred, Roanna Appleby as Annie, Keiran Chalker as Souhai, Daniel O'Meara as Sir Thomas Goodfellowes.

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£25 Donation
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We are presently seeking commissioning for the development of this 8 part tv series. A period drama set in 1714-20. We wish to provide fresh content for viewing and to create jobs for cast and crew and supporting industries that have been knocked by the covid problems.


We have enough footage for our trailer but we are extending this to make a short film, stand alone, proof of concept.


It has already sumptious costumes, lavish locations and breathtaking acting. We have shot stills that made our high end poster with a profile equine photographer, Janey Lazenby. We have a top Costume designer Richard Cooke, who has just finished the costumes for BBC Harlots plus many other high end drama productions.


UPDATE - We have finished filming all 5 scenes and huge thanks to our investors, crowdfunders and people who have donated on here, given us props and costumes to borrow, given us locations at preferential rates.

On reflection we need 1 more scene to make the proof of concept stand alone short and it's just half a day's work and we will be filming this in June. However meanwhile the rest of the footage is being edited.



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Our aim is to pitch this proof of concept short, a trailer, and the tv bible  to various commissioners.


If that does not work we are passionate about this project and will raise funds instead for several feature films to tell the story.


If you are an investor or group of investors please consider this project, that has been popular, sparked interest and has a huge buzz around it. We can send an NDA and all materials.




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