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, tbc- Nightrider Kevin Horsham- The Sultan, Niko El Santo Zavero as Captain Ali Idrissi, Kathryn Carmichael as Lady Mary, Primrose Bigwood as Esther the Witch

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SUPPORT THE FUNDING OF THE FINAL SCENES 4 and 5


DONATE NOW- Why not on Indiegogo? - we need every penny and crowdfund platforms take 8-9% commission - Paypal takes 3%.


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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 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.


Anyone who donates here on paypal will be acknowledged and thanked on the Lumino Films unless they wish to remain anon. Facebook page www.facebook.com/nightriderstv and www.twitter.com/nightridertv


UPDATE - We have filmed the first 3 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.

Our two scenes that will be filmed on May 7 2021 in Charlestown, Cornwall are:


1. The pirate ship and snatching of villagers for enslavement.

2. The witch Esther tells the fortune of Lady Mary


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 OFFERBE A BARBARY PIRATE - SCENE 4 TO BE FILMED IN MAY 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 ARE SEEKING £7,000- WE HAVE £2,000 CARRIED FORWARD FROM DONATIONS ON THE CAMPAIGN BEFORE. ALL DONORS WILL BE LISTED ON FACEBOOK UNLESS YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANON.

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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 FOR A Positive, comprehensive review of your short film

£25 DONATION FOR EITHER WEBINAR : HOW TO NETWORK TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER,  OR HOW TO FUND YOUR SHORT FILM

£30 DONATION FOR HALF AN HOUR DIRECTION ON IMPORTANT SELF TAPES

£100 DONATION to SPONSOR COSTUME OR PROPS

£250 DONATION TO BE A FEATURED BARBARY PIRATE with lines (travel and accomodation at your expense) Dark looks or black men only.                                          

£300 DONATION TO SPONSOR WEAPONRY  AND PROPS-

£300  DONATION for PRODUCTION ASSISTANT and IMDB CREDIT

£500 DONATION TO BE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, IMDB CREDIT - HANDS ON EXPERIENCE

£1,000 DONATION FOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and IMDB CREDIT