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A teaser trailer to showcase a new and exciting science fiction television experience. Which we intend to pitch as a 13 episode series
A teaser trailer to showcase a new and exciting science fiction television experience. Which we intend to pitch as a 13 episode series
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 The Dark Road 

Do you dare to step foot on the time travel highway? Join Syd as he  navigates his way through time and space, lost memories and experiencing  non-negotiable side effects of the toll required to sustain his  journey. 

Fighting for a past he's slowly forgetting and a future he has  no place in.

Unlocked Goals!
Unlocked Goals!

Now that the project is fully green lit and our backers have unlocked 5 stretch goals We announced this awesome Add-On:

By adding an additional $25 to any pledge you can get The Dark Road card game!

Meet Our Talented Cast & Crew

John Tague as Syd 

 Syd is a bootlegger, hustler, and junkie of the dark road. Harboring a  dark secret and burying a deep heartache. A complex anti-hero with a bad  attitude but cheeky charm. 

CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH
CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH

JOLENE - Rachael Markarian

A tough as nails native american sheriff with connections to the Dark Road and a strong distaste for Syd.

CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH
CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH

Katelin Stack as The BRIDE 

A mixed bag of every kinda crazy! Full of cryptic knowledge and veiled threats.

CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH
CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH

THE TOLL MASTER - CASTING TBC

The master of the Dark Road. No soul is permitted to travel without his permission, knowledge and a toll is always required...

CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH
CONCEPT ART - IAN STOPFORTH

The LOOK, FEEL and SOUND of The Dark Road.

Ian Stopforth Concept Art/Production Design

Ian is an incredibly talented artist, currently working on a graphic  novel, comic book series based on Resurrection Films' Ashton Falls  Horror Universe as well as neo-noir feature film Room 19. Ian was born  in Liverpool in the UK and now lives in Cheshire with his family. His  passion for art was apparent at a very early age and this led to drawing  daily throughout his formative years, culminating in his successful  completion of a degree in fine art. He has taught art and continuously  paints portraits, however he views working in collaboration with others  to realise a shared vision by far the most compelling aspect of making  imagery. Ian feels that by working in new media such as concept art and  graphic novels, his work has now come full circle. In this way he has  now achieved a life long ambition. 

In order to make an exciting teaser, it is vital that we use every  tool at our disposal to establish the unique visual style of the set  design, costume and wardrobe. Ian has been working with us from the  beginning to build the exciting visual world of time and space!

ABOUT THE CREATORS...

JOHN TAGUE

 John Tague recently starred in Hulu's "Light As A Feather", Fox's "Lucifer", "Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto" with Cary Elwes, NBC's "The Blacklist", "CSI: Cyber" On CBS, "Maron" on IFC, "General Hospital", and is the lead actor and creator of the multi-award web-series "The Rolling Soldier" which he also wrote and directed. He has appeared in the lead role of action/thriller feature "The Ticking Man" by Next Generation Films, "Living and Dining" with Maureen Stapleton, the hit FOX TV show "24", NBC's "Crossing Jordan", ABC's "All My Children". 

The  original concept of the series was dreamed up by lead actor John Tague,  who himself has experience with creating a successful series. His web  series The Rolling Soldier continues to entertain audiences to this  day. 

See for yourself & watch the first episode below!

The Rolling Soldier Poster
The Rolling Soldier Poster

Collaborating on The Dark Road project with John as co-writer  is the award-winning screenwriter, Script editor, producer &  Motorsport journalist Carly Street. Who has worked on a number of media  platforms including shorts, features, web series and comics.

In  2011, Carly's short script, won the first Palm Street Films LLC writing   contest. The script became Fragile Storm and garnered such interest  that it secured legendary, iconic Hollywood actor Lance Henriksen  (Aliens, Millennium, Pinhead, Terminator) and Mackenzie Mason (Halo 4,  Last Man Standing, Rules Of Engagement) in the lead roles. This powerful  short has been an official selection at over 20 Festivals and has won  over 14 awards, including best screenplay. In 2012, Pages Of Time, a  science fiction romance feature was sold under option to a UK Production  company.  

The Intruder, exploring the devastating effects of  PTSD attracted the the attention of Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks, Loose Women,  Break) who took the lead and marked Carly's transition into producing.  Since then she has gone on to join forces with the award winning team -  Jason Morris (MIllennium After The Millennium, Story Of Eva, Collapse)   Troy L Foreman (Millennium After The Millennium, Room 19) & Mark  Francisco (Fragile Storm, Room 19, The Jersey Gore) to form Resurrection Films LLC.

This talented, award winning team will be producing the sizzle reel.

So what's the plan?
 

Step 1 –  Develop the concept, create exciting characters, backstories and arcs and write a pilot episode. 

Step 2 - Get professional feedback on the script, story, characters, vision and overall viability of the project as a series.

Step 3 - Put together a team of industry professionals that share the same values, vision and passion for the story as we do! 

Step 4 – Create a 'Pitch Deck' which includes an exciting, mind blowing sizzle reel to showcase the vision & talent. 

Step  5 – Get that Pitch Deck & sizzle reel  in front of sales agents,  studios and distributors who can then help us bring you the secrets of  the dark road on a weekly basis or as a guilty binge watch! 

Currently  at Step 4 and as we plan to start prepping for filming early in the new  year, now is the perfect time for us to share this wonderful project  with you all as we cannot stress enough we need your help to get to step  5!

About Resurrection Films

Formed in early 2018, Resurrection Films LLC has gone from strength to strength since then.   We are a collaboration of like minded filmmakers in partnership to produce the highest quality films no matter the budget. Exploring interesting narratives across genres.

Risks and challenges

Here is what your contributions can help us achieve:
Produce the highest quality teaser to accurately showcase this series potential by hiring a professional film crew/performers. Equipment Rentals, Locations, Transportation, Costume, Props, Catering.

The list goes on and on. These elements are all crucial in creating a quality trailer for the project.

As with everything in this industry there are risks and challenges associated with getting any project off the ground. We aim to eliminate as many of those as possible by planning, filming and creating this with the most professional and creative team that we can but we need your help and support to do that!

We understand that not everyone can chip in, even if you might want to but don't worry a share/tweet of support or even a like still goes a long way! This project is about building a community and interaction as much as anything else.

As such - here's a couple of super important things to remember if you're one of our wonderful share warriors!

When sharing the project please try and ensure that you tag the following:

@Kickstarter - let them know how much you like the project!
@InsideRoom19 @street_scribe & @johnjtague - Resurrection Films main twitter as well as creators John & Carly so we know you love the project!

If you can try to use the following tags ;
#TheDarkRoadFever #KnowTheDarkness #TheDarkRoadOnKickstarter

And please feel free to hit us up with any cool tag ideas too!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page!

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    GOOD VIBRATIONS

    Get a digital Token from the Toll Master which allows you to join our private production group where you will be the first for updates and exclusives!

    A BIG THANK YOU from us!

    Plus the knowledge you helped us get this script to screen!

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    ***NEW *** Oh! You Pretty Things!

    We have added an EXTRA to this perk!

    Cyber Shout Out!

    The stuff dreams are made of!
    You will have our eternal thanks!
    A Social Media Thank You & virtual high five!

    Plus the knowledge you helped us get this script to screen! As well as VIP access to our super secret production group full of exclusives and info!

    NEW ADDITION is a postcard from Syd! He will send you a postcard in the mail with a message from his journey in time. When you think how many decades he's experienced, it could be any of them!

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    WE TAKE MYSTERY (TO BED)

    Ride the Dark Road ... we're picking up the toll with the lucky dip perk!

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    JOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING!

    Graphic Novel!

    Pre-order the exclusive first adventures of Syd in a kickstarter exclusive!

    All copies will be hand signed and numbered by our incredible artist!

    *VERY LIMITED!*

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    GIRLS ON FILM

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    MR BLUE SKY

    Receive a digital copy of the first ten pages of the pilot script written by John & Carly!

    As well as a digital link to the Proof Of Concept trailer when it's completed!

    *******KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!*******

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    *** NEW ***FOREVER ***

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    A PROP from the set! Along with a description of item, which scene it was used in and by which character.

    *** You will ALSO receive our MR BLUE SKY PERK included for FREE!! ***

    Items range from a piece of Syd's costume or harmonica to the Brides lipstick, perhaps Jolene's police badge or sacred connection to the dark road!

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    Cast Autograph!

    An original piece of character art or behind the scenes photo signed by a cast member!

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    VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR

    Bag of swag!

    Digital swag including;

    Graphic artwork, Merchandise, Digital Link, Personalised email thank you. Behind the scenes stills and Exclusive Syd wanted poster.

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    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

    **NEW***

    Original Printed Script With Notes

    Get your hands on the actual shooting script complete with actors/directors notes & signature.

    ***LIMITED***

    Only 5x Available currently!

    Scripts posted after filming is completed.

    *Jason. D Morris directors script
    *Syd Script
    *The Bride Script
    *The Toll Master Script
    *Jolene Script

    Note - Scripts sent at random, no preference can be made however all characters & director will sign each script sent!

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    THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!

    A very special thanks on IMDB AND the closing credits!

    Don't have an IMDB page, don't worry we can set one up for you.

    *******Plus for the first week of the campaign we will throw in a mystery gift!******

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    *** NEW *** Dancing In The Dark!

    Heeyyy Baby!

    Jump on a Skype with John & Carly. Chat to us about The Dark Road, Ask us questions and maybe get a spoiler!!!

    30 mins approx**
    Could be longer as we both tend to ramble!***

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    **NEW** Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

    SKYPE with John, Carly and THE BRIDE CASTING Katelin Stack!

    Voice only call.
    Approx 1 hour.

    Highly likely to get a spoiler or two!!!

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    *** FOREVER ***

    A PROP from the set! Along with a description of item, which scene it was used in and by which character.
    *** You will ALSO receive our MR BLUE SKY PERK included for FREE!! ***

    Items range from a piece of Syd's costume or harmonica to the Brides lipstick, perhaps Jolene's police badge or sacred connection to the dark road!

    *Previously available at reduced Xmas rate.

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    ZIGGY STARDUST

    *LIMITED FAN BUNDLE*

    In this super charged perk is the ultimate fan combo.

    Included perks from;

    Paint It Black - Original character art of your chosen character right to your door and a digital poster right to your inbox as well as exclusive access to our production group where you can chat and see previews!

    We Take Mystery (To Bed)! - Super secret piece of merchandise!

    Girls On Film - Exclusive link to the trailer once completed!

    Mr Blue Sky - Receive a digital copy of the first ten pages of the script!

    Are 'Friends' Electric? - Cast Autograph! An original piece of character art or behind the scenes photo signed by a cast member!

    ***And for the first 24 hours of the perk going live we will throw in a 'IMDB Thanks' don't have an IMDB page? Don't worry - we will create one for you! ***

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    ** NEW *** Counting Stars

    The ultimate Resurrection Films bundle!

    You get;

    1x Blu-Ray copy of the multi award winning documentary Millennium After The Millennium starring Lance Henriksen, Chris Carter and many more!

    1x DVD copy of the multi award winning web series The Rolling Soldier series 1 starring John Tague.

    1x DVD copy of the first Aston Falls Horror Universe installment horror Collapse.

    1x DVD copy of the second installment into the Aston Falls Universe - Dark Winter (when post production is complete)

    PLUS!
    1x DVD copy of The dark Road project including special features and a sneak peek into Room 19 with promos.

    ALL ITEMS AUTOGRAPHED!!

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    DREAMS

    Your face will appear in the teaser somewhere!!

    Maybe as a beloved photo on the wall? Perhaps desk clutter? Or on a Wanted Poster? Maybe you're the criminal in Jolene's files....

    Plus you'll be kept up to date in our super secret production group and receive promotional digital artwork!

    As well as being credited as a background cast member on IMDB & teaser credits!

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    **NEW** DREAMS ***

    **LIMITED TO ONLY ONE***

    Your face will appear in the teaser somewhere!!

    Maybe as a beloved photo on the wall? Perhaps desk clutter? Or on a Wanted Poster? Maybe you're the criminal in Jolene's files....

    Plus you'll be kept up to date in our super secret production group and receive promotional digital artwork!

    As well as being credited as a background cast member on IMDB & teaser credits!

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    *MORE* DREAMS

    **LIMITED TO ONLY ONE***

    Your face will appear in the teaser somewhere!!

    Maybe as a beloved photo on the wall? Perhaps desk clutter? Or on a Wanted Poster? Maybe you're the criminal in Jolene's files....

    Plus you'll be kept up to date in our super secret production group and receive promotional digital artwork!

    As well as being credited as a background cast member on IMDB & teaser credits!

    Includes:
    • Your face featured in the finished project
    • Access to the Private Production Forum
    • IMDB Credit
    • Name in the End Credits
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    *** NEW ** Remember The Name

    Have a character on The Dark Road series NAMED AFTER YOU!

    We will name one of our characters on The Dark Road series AFTER YOU or your nominated choice!

    This character will have concept art created and sent to you digitally.

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    ***NEW*** Beverly Hills

    BE AN EXTRA!!

    On The Dark Road with a speaking line.

    Character art will be created by Ian for this character and used in the pitch deck and promotional material.

    You will be credited on IMDB as a member of the cast!

    ** Now this one has some things to bear in mind - You MUST be available to film for one day. We will give you plenty of notice but we will unlikely be able to change shooting dates so if you're unavailable to make it, you must let us know.

    ** Travel and lodgings not included. You must organise your own transport to and from the set.

    ** This one is most suited to a USA citizen as the planned shoot would be in the CA or SF area.

    **Exact dates TBC

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    Beverly Hills (Australia ONLY)

    BE AN EXTRA!!

    Character art will be created by Ian for this character and used in the pitch deck and promotional material. You will receive a hard copy and digital version

    You will receive a link to the finished project.

    You will receive access to the Private Production Forum

    You will be credited on IMDB as a member of the cast!

    ** You MUST:
    Film using your own equipment.
    Follow the basic guidelines we give you for shooting and the role
    Shoot multiple takes so we can decide the best one to use
    Upload each take and send to us using a service such as Dropbox or wetransfer.com

    **Exact dates TBC

    Includes:
    • Extra Role
    • link to the finished project
    • Access to the Private Production Forum
    • Credited on IMDB as a member of the cast
    • Digital Poster for The Dark Road
    • 8x10 Character Art Print
    • Character Art digital print
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    TICKET TO RIDE....

    Become a Producer & Rep Us!

    Attend a team member Skype where you can ask questions to a member of the Cast and creative team as well as all the above perks.

    Plus you become a CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER with a credit on IMDB for the project, as well as on screen credit to match and the chance to attend events!

    **Travel & Lodgings not included**

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