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Jared V Walker JrBy Jared V Walker Jr
First created
Jared V Walker JrBy Jared V Walker Jr
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$7,806
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About

An adventure packed, dramatic, romantic-epic, Lake Winfield is sure to show you something you've never seen before. Everything from revolutionary Africans (V) to 19th century interracial love (Shep and Tiller), even Native American Trans [or more traditionally; Two-Spirit] culture (Onawa), but we also expose what the history teachers never taught us about the evils of the slave trade (Colonel).  

During season 1 (6 episodes), our heroes escape from the plantation. Shep and Tiller, two young friends who can't yet fully realize or acknowledge their love for one another, escape the plantation that they grew up on in a quest to find Shep's mother, Ira. Ira was recently sold to a sex crazed, money hungry villain named Colonel Collens. Will the boys reach Ira in time to save her life? Or will V, the famous and capable runaway leading her clan of Native Americans, come to their aid... and for what price?

How will the funds help?

The 30k goes towards preproduction/production/ and post production for the remaining 5 episodes. That leaves us with at least $6000 per episode for 5 episodes. This covers the cost for cast and crew, locations, food, equipment, and the amazing wardrobe and art work that helps to bring our audience into the 19th century!

With the Pilot completed and out of the way, we're looking forward to bringing you the rest of the season! We have 6 episodes total planned for season 1. Together we can make this a reality! If you get involved now, we will keep you updated with plenty of videos and photos from our set for a Behind-The-Scenes look into Lake Winfield!

Behind-The-Scenes Episode 1
Behind-The-Scenes Episode 1
Behind-The-Scenes Episode 1
Behind-The-Scenes Episode 1
Behind-The-Scenes Episode 1
Behind-The-Scenes Episode 1

Meet the CREATIVE TEAM!

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Jared V Walker Jr - Showrunner/Director
Jared V Walker Jr - Showrunner/Director

Bio: Lake Winfield is Jared's debut narrative piece. Coming from the world of Music Video (Tyler Shamy, Whesli, Black Peter), this venture to create Lake Winfield comes from a desire to create a narrative for people of color that was made by people of color. He looks forward to finishing the episodes and really bringing the adventure of Shep and Tiller to its audience. 

P.S. - I want to make something that you can love too, so feel free to hit me up on instagram, we can chat about the show or doggos, or anything you have in mind, I love ideas! Just click my photo for my instagram link! 

Anthony Bawn - Executive Producer
Anthony Bawn - Executive Producer
Adam Van Dyke - Writer/Producer
Adam Van Dyke - Writer/Producer
Farai Mhundwa - BTS Director
Farai Mhundwa - BTS Director
  
Filmmaker with a solid passion for life and capturing moments and stories that reflect on the true essence of people in our ever evolving world
Eliyannah Yisrael - Writer
Eliyannah Yisrael - Writer

Eliyannah, a Ravenclaw, is the creator and director of “Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis”, founder of Sunshine Moxie Entertainment and a Black girl from Chicago who was supposed to stay inside her box. Instead, she decided to dream big, live bigger and change the world through visual storytelling. Since 2010, she was written and directed across mediums to tell stories about the object of her obsession: women of color.

 Eliyannah is a creative professional with a wealth of experience in both independent and studio systems. She began her educational career at Chicago State University with a BA in Communications, Media Arts and Theatre and continued her studies in Loyola Marymount University’s MFA Production Program where she was hand selected by the Dean to represent the program as an intern with Participant Media. In addition to producing and directing independent projects for over 10 years, Eliyannah has worked on films and episodic material for Sony, FOX, NBC, Lionsgate, ABC/Disney, and Warner Brothers among others including “Divergent”, “Empire”, “Storks” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.  

             
Luis Reyes - Wardrobe Stylist
Luis Reyes - Wardrobe Stylist
Jessica Terrell - Production Coordinator
Jessica Terrell - Production Coordinator
Maria Garcia - Production Designer
Maria Garcia - Production Designer
       
Tiffany Luke - Art Director
Tiffany Luke - Art Director

Bio: Nerd Girl Extraordinaire, artist and free spirit! Founder of GeekSZN! Weekly podcast that celebrates entertainment, nerd culture and trash aesthetics from the perspective of two (semi) qualified California nerds.

Alexander Williams - Creative Partner
Alexander Williams - Creative Partner

Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Actor. Alex Williams is the mind behind short films, concept films, and his debut feature film Quarintine Christmnas!

https://www.instagram.com/adam.jay_/
https://www.instagram.com/adam.jay_/

Just a fun-loving North Carolina native with a love of art and creativity in all its forms

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Risks and challenges

Our single biggest challenge is bringing realism and authenticity to our project for you as the viewer! We want you to believe that you are in the 19th century with these young boys on their quest. This sense of reality comes with a budget to cover things like production design, art design, wardrobe, hair and makeup, and locations. We are shooting in Los Angeles, and in later seasons, we hope to travel with the crew down to the actual south, but for now, we can just make the picture as authentic as possible! Together we can create something that we can all believe!

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    During the screening, we will be hosting an exclusive private meet and greet for Producers to mingle with the cast of Lake Winfield. (travel not included)

    You're also invited to the screening in L.A. (travel not included)

    You'll get exclusive access to the Lake Winfield Snap Chat account! Get the inside scoop on our shoot days! We promise loads of fun!

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    During the screening, we will be hosting an exclusive private meet and greet for Producers to mingle with the cast of Lake Winfield. (travel not included)

    You're also invited to the screening in L.A. (travel not included)

    You'll get exclusive access to the Lake Winfield Snap Chat account! Get the inside scoop on our shoot days! We promise loads of fun!

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    During the screening, we will be hosting an exclusive private meet and greet for Producers to mingle with the cast of Lake Winfield. (travel not included)

    You're also invited to the screening in L.A. (travel not included)

    You'll get exclusive access to the Lake Winfield Snap Chat account! Get the inside scoop on our shoot days! We promise loads of fun!

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    We're hosting a PRIVATE and intimate dinner in L.A. with the actors and director, and you're invited! (travel not included)

    You are invited to the Ultra Exclusive WRAP PARTY that is generally only for the cast and crew of the show to let down their hair and unwind. But we love our backers so much that we're opening up our doors to you, and we can't wait to meet you!! (travel not included)

    During the screening, we will be hosting an exclusive private meet and greet for Producers to mingle with the cast of Lake Winfield. (travel not included)

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    You'll get exclusive access to the Lake Winfield Snap Chat account! Get the inside scoop on our shoot days! We promise loads of fun!

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