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.
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.
JOLENE - Rachael Markarian
A tough as nails native american sheriff with connections to the Dark Road and a strong distaste for Syd.
Katelin Stack as The BRIDE
A mixed bag of every kinda crazy! Full of cryptic knowledge and veiled threats.
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...
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 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!
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!
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