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 FOR THE TEASER and POSTER:

Rosie Johnson- Elizabeth Goodfellowes,  Barnaby Chambers - John Goodfellowes, Kevin Mangar - Captain of the Barbary Pirates, tbc- Nightrider

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We are presently raising money 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 need this money for a high end trailer , possibly a short film - proof of concept, with sumptious costumes, lavish locations and breathtaking acting. We will also make a high end poster with a profile equine photographer. On from that we need a proper detailed budget from a line producer, and to retain a good Casting Director. Every penny you give will be used to that end. We will present this along with other material to various commissioners like BBC, Netflix, Hulu, History Channel with the view to getting the whole series produced.


EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE REACHED £27,000 and just need  £3,000 MORE

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO BRING THIS PRODUCTION TO LIFE (12 DEC, 2020)

We will update regularly.


Anyone who donates on paypal will be acknowledged and thanked on the Lumino Films Facebook page www.facebook.com/nightriderstv and www.twitter.com/nightridertv


UPDATE - We have filmed the first scenes for the teaser, so we can complete that but want to expand this to a proof of concept short film and want to film 2 more scenes but we need your help.

We are looking for everything from small donations to ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS to EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS whose generous support will be much appreciated. IMDB Credit given and many other perks

PLUS WE NEED SEVERAL EXTRAS - PIRATES, Good Looking YOUNG MAN AND LADY VILLAGER EXTRA, Though you do not have lines you will be acting out scenarios. IMDB Credit if required.

Get these as a perk for your donation.

We are also looking for sponsorship of weaponry, though we can hire them, it is better to buy so we can use them over and over and this eventually saves money.


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WE HAVE A  - SPECIAL OFFER - SCENE 4 TO BE FILMED IN MARCH IN CORNWALL IN UK ON A REAL BARBARY PIRATE SHIP - GET THE COSTUME FROM A TOP COSTUMIER, THE WEAPONS AND RE ENACT AS PART OF OUR FILM, PIRATES PILLAGING A CORNISH VILLAGE FOR LOOT, WOMEN AND MEN STOLEN TO BUILD THE SULTAN'S PALACE. LOOK BELOW. We have people coming from USA and all over to take these very popular pirate perks JUST 4 AVAILABLE

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£5 DONATION for a SHOUTOUT on SOCIAL MEDIA FB PAGE


£10 DONATION  FOR SHOUT OUT ON FACEBOOK and TWITTER

£25 DONATION TO SPONSOR PROPS

£100 DONATION to SPONSOR WEAPONRY LIKE QUIVER AND ARROWS, DAGGER


£250 DONATION TO BE A FEATURED EXTRA VILLAGER -  (Young man and or woman caucasian look)

£400 DONATION TO SPONSOR WEAPONRY - SWORDS AND SCIMITAR, BOWS, DAGGERS

£500 DONATION for PRODUCTION ASSISTANT and IMDB CREDIT

£500 DONATION - PERK BE A  PIRATE EXTRA  IN SCENE 4 

£1,000 DONATION FOR ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and IMDB CREDIT

£5,000 DONATION FOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and IMDB CREDIT

£100  DONATION TO THE NIGHTRIDERS DEVELOPMENT FUND