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$1,969 pledged of $17,575 goal
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By Film Collective Productions
$1,969 pledged of $17,575 goal
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About

RURAL, created by Vincent Singleton and produced by Justin Casselle, explores the complex lives of residents living in a rural American town.

Your contribution will be used to pay the actors for the terrific performances they've delivered in bringing RURAL EP101 to life, and for the rest of season 1. 

We are all prepared to shoot a 13 episode season and need your help to make that happen. Episode 1 is in the can; with your donation, the team will be able to head back out to Pembroke, IL, and continue production on the rest of the season.

As the KickStarter continues, we'll be constantly updating the page so that you can learn more about the story, the production, the characters and the actors behind them.

These characters truly mean a lot to us and it has been so surreal to see them come to life. Help us pay our actors for all of their past and future work on RURAL; you'll be responsible for helping create something really special.

Thanks for your time and enjoy!

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THE ACTORS

DUANE SHARP - "Kurtis Hines"

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Learn more about the talented Duane Sharp!

Duane’s film credits include – Public Enemies, Road to Perdition and Stir Of Echoes, along with Zen Noir (Winner of Best Feature at the D.C., Rhode Island, and Moondance Film Festivals) as a hard boiled Detective who becomes a Zen monk, Dark ( 2003 Toronto Film Festival Selection) as a homeless religious zealot, and The Godfather of Greenbay as bumbling Sheriff Artie, who attempts to rescue Lauren Holly and arrest Tony Goldwyn while high on reefer and Ring Dings. For television Duane has appeared on Chicago Fire, Early Edition and Kevin’s Room (2003 1st place TV Special Black History Hall of Fame).

Duane has been seen and heard in over a hundred commercials and over three hundred training videos. In Chicago theater Duane has performed with the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Court Theatre and many other area theaters. Duane trains Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (Purple Belt under Andre Madiz/Carlson Gracie Jr.), holds a Black Belt in Shidokan Karate, and is a veteran of 60 boxing matches. Love to his wife Jenn Udoni-Sharp and daughter Joe’Ann.

What a guy!

DANIELLE SINGLETON - "Elisa Seamus"

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Learn more about the beautiful Danielle Singleton!

JOEL WASSERMAN - Anthony Seamus

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http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/kickstarter-campaign-for-multi-layered-diverse-cast-in-the-works-tv-series-rural-20140829

We interrupt these actor promos for BREAKING NEWS! RURAL, and the Kickstarter campaign, have been featured in an article appearing on the online film news outlet indiewire.com! Follow the link above to read the article. Be sure to get the word out! And now back to your regularly scheduled RURAL actor profiles!

DIACOS LOVE - Rev. Luke Barney

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Keep checking for updates as more actors will be featured throughout the campaign!

Risks and challenges

The major risk in this KickStarter campaign is that our ability to retain our stellar cast is in limbo. Without great actors, this story doesn't get told.

We are a young and ambitious team and our social circle is not expansive at this point. This KickStarter, if fully funded, will give us the boost we need to continue making incredible stories to share with the world. Film Collective Studios is on an upward trend. We invite you to be a part of this process and we pledge to continue providing high-quality original content for you.

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    Backers will receive a "Special Thanks" Credit and Digital Download of RURAL EP101.

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    Backers will receive a DVD of RURAL EP101, packed with Special Features.

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    Backers will receive an opportunity to have a Q&A session with the Director, Producer, and Cast of RURAL (via video conference or in person, depending on location).
    Interview may be edited and used in the DVD, on social media, and press outlets!

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    Backers will receive a Special Invitation to the RURAL theater premiere (travel not included).

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    Backers' logo, company, or personal sponsorship will be either integrated into an episode of RURAL or included in the closing credits + Associate Producer credit on RURAL Episodes 101-106

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    Backers will receive all rewards + Executive Producer credit on RURAL EPs 101-106

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Funding period

- (30 days)