Welcome back to Featured Friday!
Today I am very excited to introduce to you, The Nightrider, a new TV series in the works, and will be launching a crowdfunding campaign next Tuesday, 15 September. With your help, and the money we raise, a teaser and poster will be created for the project to assist further development.
Jane is a Director and Writer at Lumino Films LTD, has won multiple awards for her short films, and is a women of many talents in the industry from casting, producing, writing and directing amongst various media platforms. Jane is the creator of The Nightrider series and has brought on seven associate producers, including me, to make this series come to life.
About The Nightriders Series
* 8 part television adventure/drama series
“Little is known in contemporary times about The White Slave Trade, but it is a historical fact. This was carried out by the Sultans of Morocco for over 130 years til the Americans sailed to Rabat and freed the remaining slaves and overcame the Sultan.
Our story begins in 1714 as George I comes to the throne and Barbary Pirates were being sent by the Sultan Ismail Moulay to the south European Coast and particularly to Great Britain on the West Country , South Irish and South Welsh coasts to capture strong young men to build his palace and red head girls in particular for his hareem.
The story follows the plight of the Fellowes, a squires family living in the West Country, when one stormy night their daughter Elizabeth, a red haired beauty and her brother John go missing as the Barbary Pirates attack, there can be only one dreadful conclusion. Lady Mary is forbidden to visit the local white witch, but she disobeys her husband. Esther tells her the children are still alive. Sir Richard goes to the Prime Minister to seek audience with the King to send ships to bring his beloved children and all the other slaves back. He is met with a brick wall.
Determined to do something, he and the other local squires meet and decide to fund the earliest known coastguard: The Nightriders, who will patrol and protect the coast from further attacks. Another stormy night a year later a lone Nightrider rides up to the Manor door and deposits a very wet and feverish young lady there and rides off before he can be questioned. Lady Mary takes her in and is shocked to see it’s her heavily pregnant daughter, her hair dyed brown from walnut juice. Elizabeth is struck dumb and so the story continues.”
To find out more about the project, please visit our Facebook Page and give it a like to keep up with updates and to show your support. You can also find us on twitter @nightridertv.
Our campaign page will go live next Tuesday – 15 September – so be sure to keep your eye out.
I am thrilled to be apart of this project and to help it grow towards development, with Jane and the other associate producers I have been delighted meeting. Let’s get the film industry back on it’s feet!
Stay tuned for updates coming soon!