Blue Kentucky Girlis creating a Novelette + Audio Drama + Pod Cast + Music + Feature Film
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At the Drop By Drop pledge level, you can read the script section by section, on a pay as you go contribution. Set at your own pace. I'll be sharing music in the making with these postings too. And you'll be enabling the audible production to happen!
At the All Fat pledge level you'll be the bread and butter of our project. You'll have "a peek behind the scenes" into the creative process while we work via a monthly downloadable photo, video and/or music in progress update. These won't be polished or perfect, but that's part of the fun. You'll have access to the script postings. You can vote on what actor should land which roll!
At the Holy Roller pledge level you'll catch "a peek behind the scenes" into the creative process while we work via a monthly downloadable photo, video and/or music in progress update. These won't be polished or perfect, but that's part of the fun. You'll have access to the script postings. You can vote on what actor should land which roll! You'll receive executive producer credit on the production of BKG.
Why BLUE Kentucky Girl? Well, the blue Fugates were descendent of French Aristocracy, who fled to the USA to escape the French Revolution of 1789. They settled into the reclusive backwoods of Kentucky. Some of their offspring had blue skin. YES blue! Not black Hindi Deity blue, white blue!! (I find it astonishing that most of us Americans have never heard of this before!?!) In addition to the blue Fugates, we also meet up with their rival clan the Stacey's of Scotch-Irish descent, a five dollar Indian, a Reverend/Hex Man from South Carolina, an escaped slave from Alabama and various characters from the back of beyond. A tale of of bigotry, intolerance and the power of love to overcome, ensues.
The Appalachia's are the most ancient mountain range on earth, once standing taller then the Himalaya's. How did these settlers survive such dramatic geographic and climatic conditions with no electricity or running water? No stores, no commercial trade? No slipping down to town to see the doctor or have a tooth pulled? No nipping down to town for a dram of whiskey? (More on that later) Where did they come from? How did they speak? Were they religious? Mystical? Violent? Peaceful?
If you have Scotch, Irish, German, French, Cherokee and/or African blood and were born in the United States, chances are some of the characters in BKG are related to your ancestors.
BKG is written initially as an audio dramatization, think; podcast, radio theater, ear movie, audible book on steroids. We are bringing the story to life with the talent of 29 voice over actors, sound engineers, sound effects, sound design, music production, musicians, a director and production assistant. In time it will evolve into a film or mini series. OK, one ginormous project at a time!
As a patron, you'll gain access to the tale (as well as songs and music) one segment at a time. Then, if you're intrigued and wish to find out more, it's a pay as you go contribution. A journey you can take at your own pace.
When it comes time to audition the actors, we thought it'd be fun to post the cold reads here on the Patreon site and have you vote on who gets the roll. I might ask your opinion on the music and the songs too...They're all original songs written from the POV of the main characters (But not sung by the actors...too corny!) The songs weave a symbiotic relationship with the script and move the plot forward. At least I hope they do! You can tell me.
Your contributions, together with a grant for seed money from a foundation in Kentucky, will enable us to begin the production of our audible presentation. Together we can make this happen and enjoy every step of the way.