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


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


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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