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The Nightriders Web Series Ep 1- Disobedience

It's 1714 and George I has just ascended the throne. Based on true events the story starts when Elizabeth the wilful, beautiful, squire's daughter rides out one afternoon to avoid a marriage proposal from a man she detests. Her father has commanded that she accept. But railing against the societal expectations of the day she determines to avoid the situation and be a free woman. An almost impossible task in that day and age.
At the same time the Sultan of Morocco has tasked his Barbary Pirates or Corsairs to find him a red haired beauty for his harem to join the 500 others. The background of the white slave trade is little known and went on for 100 plus years. Contrasted against the black slave trade we can compare the hypocrisy and double dealing that went on. The story invloves, witches, pirates, slavery, intrigue, love, betrayal, two worlds from east to west and the necessity to conform or be outcast.
Episode 2 to follow

  • Jane Sanger
    16 shorts, 2 features
  • Jane Sanger
    16 shorts, 2 features
  • Jane Sanger
    16 shorts, 2 features
  • Rosie Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Elizabeth Goodfellowes"
  • Barnaby Chambers
    Key Cast
    "John Goodfellowes"
  • Dereck Horsham
    Key Cast
    "Sultan of Morocco"
  • Daniel O'Meara
    Key Cast
    "Sir Thomas Goodfellowes"
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Period drama, thriller
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 2, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jane Sanger

I have written 1 feature film that has been produced but several more in script form. I have written and produced 16 short films and won 41 awards for these films or scripts. I received a scholarship to NFTS for script writing for tv and also one from the Rocaberti Fellowship that is postponed til next April 2022 due to covid.

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Director Statement

This whole series is a compelling, addictive, bodice ripping period drama and whilst we make the web series we also hope to use these as proff of comncept and popularity to gain funding for a full recurring tv series