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By Adam Dutch Durham
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Somerset County, Maryland is one of the oldest settled areas in the country. Over the years many ghost stories, urban legends, and folklore have been passed down orally but have never been documented on video. Tales of Somerset is a planned documentary series to keep these infamous stories alive and introduce them to a new generation.

Since Spring 2016, our team has researched some of the most infamous legends in the area. This series will be a docu-drama featuring historical evidence as well as re-enactment scenes. Pre-production involving research, script writing, and casting has started on the first episode. We plan to start filming in early-2017 and need funding to buy props, obtain permits, and insure accuracy through historical costumes since some scenes take place in the 19th and early-20th century.

This is a non-profit venture. The episodes will be released for free online after the premiere screening and select funders receive an advanced digital download. Our goal is to preserve local history with this project.

Episode I: Luke's Grave (currently in pre-production)

Episode II: "It's Haunted/There's a Ghost in my House"

Episode III: TBD

We hope to stretch funding over three episodes depending on resources. The project funding may only be used for the first episode depending on some circumstances. Note: rewards apply to the first episode.

Risks and challenges

The major risk we have with not having this project properly funded involve the accuracy of description with some of historical elements. Historic scenes are not cheap to produce. Due to the nature of filming some scenes of ghosts, we also need special FX designs. Scaling back production quality is an option, but this should be produced to the best of its ability.

If we have proper funding, the project can go along as according to schedule with filming taking place in early-2017 and having a release date of May 2017.

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