Kickstart This: Multi-Layered, Diverse Cast, In-The-Works TV Series Titled ‘Rural’

Kickstart This: Multi-Layered, Diverse Cast, In-The-Works TV Series Titled 'Rural'

Midwest-based
filmmaker Vincent Singleton has decided to go back to his roots to create a new
TV series called "Rural," which he says will chronicle the dramatic and complex
lives of various people living in a rural Midwestern town.

Set and shot
in the real life town of Pembroke, Illinois – Singleton’s hometown – the HBO/Kodak
Chase Legacy Film Challenge award winner says that he has set his series in a
small rural American Midwestern town because towns like Pembroke have been “an amalgam of the housing, economic, and
social struggles facing the nation for years. Personalities, ambitions, and
deceptions collide in a delicate dance between local politics, the education
system, religion, and law enforcement."

And he
continued to say that, “The majority of
America is actually rural, so it seemed logical to me to tell a story that I
was familiar with and that a large portion of the country would ‘get.’”

"Rural," which
Singleton plans to make in partnership with producer Justin Casselle, is
planned to be “a fast-paced, suspenseful
series centered on a young police officer, a schoolteacher, a conflicted
politician, and an ensemble of notable residents as they maneuver and interact
to carve out an existence in a town that risks being forgotten by the rest of the
nation."

So far
Singleton has shot the first episode of the series and, along with a few other writers he has brought together for the project, has already written 6 more episodes
for what is intended to be Season One of a 13-episode series.

However, to achieve their goal, Singleton and Casselle have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $17,500 to compensate the actors for their work on the project (they don’t work for free you know).

You can read
more about "Rural," see a trailer for the series and other video clips, as well as contribute to the project’s Kickstarter campaign HERE.


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Comments

Mugizi

It looks really good to me. If you like it donate, if not don't.

As for seeking studio funding, the problem is that studios have their own requirements. If you think the show is too stereotypical now, wait until the studio gets done with it and makes 95% of the characters kindhearted white people. Being able to raise money gives them more leverage and independence to pursue their own vision.

Miles Ellison

The woman at the beginning looked like a diverse, multi-layered prostitute.

Walter Harris Gavin

Artists can create anything they want, but why are two "black" creators producing something that from the poster to the trailer looks just like what could be from two "white" creatives in Hollywood? It's the same ol' same ol'. Same "white" Hollywood tropes- heroic "white" cop saving troubled"black" folks from themselves. Comeon fellas looks like you've got the chops, why waste it on this?

Akim

Is he related to John Singleton?

Mike

What Vincent Singleton and Justin Casselle need to do is find a Network like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, or Showtime to give them the money they need to make their series and pay their actors. I have to honest, its gets annoying and tiresome to be constantly asked to fund somebody's project.

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