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The first episode in a three part web horror/drama set in an otherworldly village hidden deep in the Welsh countryside.
The first episode in a three part web horror/drama set in an otherworldly village hidden deep in the Welsh countryside.
The first episode in a three part web horror/drama set in an otherworldly village hidden deep in the Welsh countryside.
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BLACK RIVER MEADOW

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THE JOURNEY TO BLACK RIVER MEADOW

 "Beneath the mist, among the embers, lies Black River Meadow and the damned descendants"

There is so much mystery and drama in the Welsh Valleys and the Brecon Beacons. When conditions are just so. When the mist hangs in such a way that paths dissolve, valleys breath and mountains sway, feelings of awe, dread, wonder and terror can consume a person.

Bewitched since a child by this dreamlike landscape I delved into it's rich history and mythology. I discovered countless stories of horror and loss, of heroism and great sacrifice, of community and love, of murder and bloodshed. So much loss of life in these mountains. So much blood spilled on this land. What if the land remembered? 

What if all that blood soaked history were to manifest itself in a place. A place that is shrouded in mist and rooted in death. A place that can only be found by the chosen. Those tied by ancestry to it's unspeakable beginnings. The damned. 

We want to take you there. We want to open three windows to the lives of the souls who exist in that place. This is the campaign to open the first. 

Using the stunning backdrop of the South Wales countryside and merging history and mythology our aim is to create the first episode in a noir horror triplet designed to wet appetites for a much bigger future project. One that, if you join us on our journey, you can be a part of. 

Come with us. Buy a one-way ticket to Black River Meadow.

Gareth David-Lloyd - Creator.

 

Risks and challenges

Actor/writer Gareth David-Lloyd, famous for portraying Ianto Jones in Sci-Fi hits Torchwood and Dr.Who, has joined forces with Twisted Showcase web anthology creator and writer Robin Bell to create Dark Valley Productions and bring the world of Black River Meadow to your screens.

In a small but ambitious trilogy they hope to share a glimpse of a world that will one day be explored as a full length television drama.

With a full cast and crew near assembled and years of experience in creating TV and web drama the company is confident in it's abilities to realise it's dark dream.

For the first episode, locations are minimal, the cast is small and the action simple meaning the number of risks and challenges in making a low budget have been greatly reduced.

Armed with a moving and unnerving story outlined in a dynamic script the company is poised to execute a highly professional two day shoot in Dec/Jan of 2017/18.

The project has been budgeted logically taking into account pre and post production costs as well as all reward offers to supporters.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Thank-you Credit

    See your name in the credits of the finished film thanking you for your contribution.

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    Wear the Badge

    As well as seeing your name in the final credits receive a nice shiny limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.

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    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
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    See Black River Meadow first

    Get a link to see Black River Meadow before everyone else.

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    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
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    Bronze Package

    Our Bronze Package includes a feast of Black River Meadow Goodies!

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
    • Black River Meadow T-shirt.
    • Black River Meadow Bumper Stickers.
    • A limited DVD version of Black River Meadow.
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    Silver Package

    Our Silver Package includes everything in the Bronze package plus two tickets to a private screening.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
    • Black River Meadow T-shirt.
    • Black River Meadow Bumper Stickers.
    • A limited DVD version of Black River Meadow.
    • Two tickets to a private screening of Black River Meadow.
    • Name in final credits.
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    Silver Package Option 2

    For those unable to travel to Wales for our screening Silver Package Option 2 includes an exclusive Web screening with live audio commentary from the cast and crew.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
    • Black River Meadow T-shirt.
    • Black River Meadow Bumper Stickers.
    • A limited DVD version of Black River Meadow.
    • An exclusive pre-release web screening with live commentary.
    • Name in final credits.
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    Pledge £250 or more About $331

    Gold Package

    Our Gold Package includes everything in the Silver Package plus a guided set and location tour by one of our crew.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
    • Black River Meadow T-shirt.
    • Black River Meadow Bumper Stickers.
    • A limited DVD version of Black River Meadow.
    • Name in final credits.
    • Two tickets to a private screening of Black River Meadow.
    • A special guided tour of our set and location (2 people max)
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    Gold Package Option 2

    For those who can't make it to Wales our Gold Package Option 2 includes everything in the Silver Package Option 2 plus a guided Skype tour of our set by Black River Meadow creator Gareth David-Lloyd.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
    • Black River Meadow T-shirt.
    • Black River Meadow Bumper Stickers.
    • A limited DVD version of Black River Meadow.
    • Name in final credits.
    • An exclusive pre-release web screening with live commentary.
    • A guided Skype tour of our set by BRM creator Gareth David-Lloyd.
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    Pledge £500 or more About $661

    Platinum Package

    Everything from the gold package but also a very exclusive role on the crew on the Black River Meadow shoot - an all-access pass.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
    • Black River Meadow T-shirt.
    • Black River Meadow Bumper Stickers.
    • A limited DVD version of Black River Meadow.
    • A special guided tour of our set and location (2 people max)
    • A days all access place on our crew. (Lunch Included!)
    • An Executive Producer's Credit.
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    Platinum Package Option 2

    For those who can't make it to Wales our Platinum Package Option 2 includes everything in the Gold Package Option 2 but with an Executive Producers Credit and a unique opportunity to own a personalised piece of Black River Meadow. Ten items are up for grabs including featured props, pieces of set and costume. All will be signed by the entire cast and crew. After a live Skype presentation from set Platinum Option 2 backers can choose their item which will be shipped to them at no extra cost. First to back - first to choose!

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Black River Meadow Badge.
    • Digital link to Black River Meadow before it's release.
    • Black River Meadow T-shirt.
    • Black River Meadow Bumper Stickers.
    • A limited DVD version of Black River Meadow.
    • An Executive Producer's Credit.
    • A guided Skype tour of our set by BRM creator Gareth David-Lloyd.
    • An exclusive pre-release web screening with live commentary.
    • A personalised piece of Black River Meadow.
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