Strangers - TV Series

by Julie Salgado in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Strangers - TV Series

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A series about growing up to be a person you never wished to become

by Julie Salgado in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

 “A series about growing up to be a person you never wished to become”

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Summary

Strangers is a coming-of-age series about childhood best friends who grew apart. Our story follows Violet, a 19-year-old who feels as if she has just arrived at the gates of adulthood in a one way street, but nobody told her where she was going. She feels as if she isn't going on 20, 20 is coming to her, as a threat. This is a moment in her life where she finds herself mourning the years she never even saw passing by, and she never thought they would end until they did. However, upon encountering Vincent, her first genuine friend, at a party, Violet begins to remember her essence, childhood and their friendship.

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Strangers vision board

Our vision

We want the show to recall childhood and good memories, for this, we have chosen the aesthetic above, we want to shoot in the Richmond area in London, here are some of our inspirations that resemble more or less what we want to make: 

  • Renoir (2013)

Renoir (2013) vision board

  • Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Bridge to terabithia (2007) vision board

  • Normal People (2020)

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Our vision board:

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Location:

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Wanna know more about the vibe we are going for? Listen to this playlist we created for the show, available both on YouTube (it has 100k of views!) and Spotify.

 

Why we want to make Strangers

The shows represents a phase in life that many go through, about growing up to be everything you least expected to be, when your rose colored glasses are forcibly taken away from you and you have no choice but to see the world as others say it is, it talks about growing up but not really changing, facing expectations to be and act like an adult, despite feeling anything but. 

It also talks about the people we meet on the way, and how they represent a different phase in our lives. The choices we make regarding whether to allow them to remain or depart reflect our understanding of our own maturity and how we choose to act upon it. Our goal is to show that tenuous line between your 13 year old self feeling wiser than your 20 year old self, the tragedy of growing up and not knowing who you are anymore, and maybe, just maybe, showing the audience how to find out. 

Note from the creator

People are gonna do what they are gonna do, good or bad, but that doesn’t stop me from seeing beauty in them, because it says something about me, not them.

Strangers is my baby, my child really, I came up with strangers when I was going through similar experiences as Violet, I want to be able to show all parts of the gut wrenching era that is becoming of age, I want to show the good, the bad and the ugly, and I'm just thrilled to bring it to life, I cant wait to see it growing and developing into my vision of it, which is what makes me filled with joy with the idea of having other people invested and believing in the project, there is something rather reassuring to know that others see the potential in it too. This is why I am pouring my heart and soul into creating something that resonates deeply, and my hope is that others will also feel seen and validated by the story, knowing they're not alone in their journey.

Our budget goal

We carefully evaluated our expenses, and initially we wanna try to gather around $50k for the second episode, (first episode is being funded in crowdfundr!) we considered cast and crew expenses, as well as travel, catering, filming equipment and any additional costs such as as health matters, emergencies, submissions to festivals and such, we really hope to eventually find a streaming service to host Strangers, but for now, we want to focus on bringing the show to life and give our best to make it as inspiring to others as it is to us.

Stranger budget chart

Dates and more

As much as we would love to start shooting now, we have deadlines to meet, permits to get, and money to fund, you have discovered us at the very beginning stages of our production, that is why it is so important for us that we get as much support as you can give, with that being said, we want to start shooting in January 2025 for a summer 2025 premiere.

 

Crew:

Our crew is still very small, that is why we want to use this opportunity for a call! Are you a director, producer or crew member based in London that feels aligned to Strangers and thinks you would be a good fit on set with us? Send us a message + portfolio or cv to [email protected] If you've made a donation of any amount, be sure to mention that as well! Women in film are very much encouraged.

 

Press and streaming:

Do you work in PR or know someone who might be interested in our show and willing to put in a good word for us? Send us a message at [email protected].

 

And finally...

We just want to remind you how important your support is to us, no matter how big or small, we need you to make Strangers happen, if you think our lowest reward is too high for you but you still want to show us your support, we would be super happy with you sharing our crowdfund on social media, it would make our day, really, you can follow us on instagram (@strangerstvseries), which is where we will be posting updates, as well as casting calls and future job opportunities, and it's where you can also send a message if you have any questions.  Anyway, thank you so much for reading this far, we appreciate you, and stay safe.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

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A kind stranger - Updates + Thank You note

Hi! This is the first category of our campaign, after purchasing this, you will get updates from our production regularly, as well as a special thank you note from the directors and creator of Strangers. This reward includes: Get updates from the production regularly A special thank you note from the directors and creator

£30 or more

0 of 10 claimed

I think I have seen you somewhere - Premiere link

This reward gets you a special link for our online premiere, you will get to be one of the first people watch the show! This reward includes: - A special link for the online premiere - Get updates from the production regularly - A special thank you note from the directors and creator of Stranger

£50 or more

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I know you from 9th grade - BTS videos and photos

This reward gets you access to exclusive backstage videos and photos, you will get to see more of what happens behind the cameras and get to know more of our crew. This reward includes: - Backstage videos and pictures - A special link for the online premiere - Get updates from the production regularly - A special thank you note from the directors and creator of Strangers

£100 or more

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Hey buddy! - Official Strangers poster signed

This reward will get you our Official Strangers poster signed by the main cast and crew!  This reward includes: - Official Strangers poster signed by cast and crew - Backstage videos and pictures - A special link for the online premiere - Get updates from the production regularly - A special thank you note from the directors and creator of Strangers

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

In the inner circle - Friendship bracelet

This reward will get you a Strangers themed friendship bracelet with your name that will be used by different characters on the show! This reward includes: - Strangers themed friendship bracelet made by the creator. - Official Strangers poster signed by cast and crew - Backstage videos and pictures - A special link for the online premiere - Get updates from the production regularly

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

A close friend - Name in credits: Special Thanks

This reward will get you your name in the credits in the special thanks category! YES! you have made it to the credits! This reward includes: Name in the credits in the Special Thanks category Strangers themed friendship bracelet made by the creator . Official Strangers poster signed by cast and crew Backstage videos and pictures A special link for the online premiere Get updates from the production regularly A thank you note

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Besties - Associate Producer + digital screenplay

This reward will get you your name in the credits in as an Associate Producer and get a digital copy of our screenplay. This is one the most prestigious rewards, besides being credited as a producer, you will also have exclusive access to our screenplay digitally. *All previous rewards included.

£2,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Twin flame - Contributing Producer + Merch

This reward will get you your name in the credits as a Contributing Producer and get the Strangers merch, that includes tote bag, shirt and cap. *All previous rewards included!

£5,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Soul Mates - Co-Executive Producer + Merch

This reward will get you your name in the credits in as a Co-Executive Producer and get a physical copy of our screenplay. *All previous rewards included!

£10,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

MARRY US - Executive Producer+ Premiere invitation

This is our most prestigious reward, with this you will not only get your name in the credits in as an Executive Producer but you will also get an invitation to our in person premiere + Q&A + wrap up party!  You will get to meet the whole cast and crew, as well as ask questions and party together after the premiere! *All previous rewards included!

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