On the Strings - Webseries
Lusófona

On the Strings - Webseries

Samuel finds himself involved in a scheme of illegal fights to pay off his brother's debt.

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Samuel finds himself involved in a scheme of illegal fights to pay off his brother's debt.

Nas Cordas is a miniseries that transports us to the life of Samuel

How far does a person go when subjected to extreme situations imposed by the environment in which he is inserted?

How far would you be willing to go for your family? Samuel sacrificed everything and will have to deal with the consequences.

 

SAMUEL

Samuel is a 26-year-old boy, tall and dark haired. He is a hardworking, dedicated and responsible boy. He had to adopt a father figure attitude towards his younger brother from an early age, after his parents' car accident 7 years ago. He works full time in a grocery store, earning the minimum wage, which pays the essentials to survive.

He has been boxing for several years under the supervision of a man who has the same fatherly attitude towards him that he has towards his younger brother.

Samuel knows that his brother is involved in drug trafficking, but he does not condemn him for the money to help with the household expenses. On the other hand, he always tries to find him other job opportunities so that Duarte is no longer involved in illegalities.

Samuel is changing his behavior due to illegal fights where there are no rules, contrary to his boxing training. This space without norms leads him to extremism in order to survive, it's kill or be killed. From a person who tries to stay out of trouble, he turns into someone who is swallowed up by life's obstacles. The young man does everything to protect his brother, but he ends up at rock bottom.

O boxe é um passatempo de Samuel

DUARTE

Duarte is Samuel's younger brother. He is 23 years old, tall and dark haired. Unlike his brother, he is not responsible and has been known to get into trouble since high school. From an early age, the brother had to adopt an authoritarian posture to help him with some problems. He started using illegal substances as a teenager, which led him to discover that he could make money selling drugs, as he is always jumping from job to job.

He has been hiding for a few days with the money he has left, as he owes a lot of money to drug dealers, who will go after his older brother.

It will reappear after your brother has paid off the debt. Duarte goes from a person to be saved, to a person who saves his brother from his new addiction.

 

SÉRGIO

Sérgio has been Samuel's coach since the boy's adolescence. He is a father figure to the two brothers, since the death of their parents, but he has a closer relationship with Samuel. Let him train for free at the gym, as Samuel doesn't have enough money to do so.

He suspects that Duarte is involved in illicit deals, having warned him several times in the past not to get into trouble.

When he discovers the scheme in which Samuel is involved, he tries to help him, but without much success and kicks him out of the gym. Duarte will be an essential element in getting his brother out of his addiction and, therefore, they work together in this mission. Sérgio has an unfortunate outcome helping the young man.

About the author

The team of the series "Nas Cordas" consists of a group of 2nd year students from the Degrees in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication and in Sound Sciences and Technologies at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies.

Team:

Showrunner: Gabi Martins

Directors: Rafaela Seco and Matilde Reis

1st Assistant Director: Elisabete Caravela

Annotator: Luís Ganito

 

Executive Producer: Henrique Armez

Production Director: Lia Mendes

Production Coordinator: Beatriz Sganzerla

Production Manager: Ricardo Rebelo

 

Director of Photography: Farlei Santos

Gaffer/Spark: João Ferreira

Machinist: Thiago Santos

 

Production Designer: João Alcobia

Chief Decorator: Mariana Rodrigues

Costume designer: Teresa Benevides

Wardrobe Supervisor: Hugo Mascarenhas

Makeup and Hair: João Alcobia and Lia Mendes

 

Post-Production Supervisor: Eduardo Matias

Sound Director: Igor Santos

Editors: Thiago Santos

Sound Editing: Tomás Rodriguez

Sound mixing: Felipe Da Costa

Music: Bernardo Soveral

Motion Graphics and Credits: Pedro Paiva

Colorist: Gonçalo Pereira

 

Head of Strategy and Distribution: João Santana

Promotion and Marketing Coordinator: Simão Martins

Web Content Producer: Chen Zhiqiang

Promotion of Social Networks: Jéssica dos Anjos

Web designer: Ricardo Rebelo

Logo and Design: Pedro Silva

Note of Intent

Nas Cordas tells the story of Samuel, a boy who,
having a family network to support you and your brother, makes difficult choices to save his remaining family and his
survival.
Our intention in making this series is to show the viewer how the lack of family support can lead a person to take
extreme and rash decisions. We want to explore the behavior change of our protagonist when
is forced to make decisions.
We think that this is a universal theme, since when we are put under pressure and in a situation of survival, we give in to our most primitive instincts.
Our protagonist represents a version of all of us, who in moments of distress, don't think about the consequences or their actions to save someone they love.

Budget and due dates

Our expenses during the filming period are distributed as follows:

Production: 200€

Art: 250€

Image: 150€

Transmedia: 120€

PPL commission (9.23%): €73.80

Filming will take place between the 20th and 23rd of May.

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