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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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