SOCIAL MEDIA STORYTELLING
Sideway is about telling stories – with a twist. Our original shows are presented within a real social network – with the small exception, that every profile belongs to a fictional character portrayed by an actor. Once inside a show, you land within a rich, simulated environment created specifically for the world of the show, and the story is told through the characters' social media interactions.
The narrative is expressed via video chats, direct messages, pictures, videos, “live” streams, video diaries, and other original formats. While the audience isn't part of the main plot, you experience it through an interactive social media app where they can choose what they want to see and where they want to go.
Sideway's first original title "Hartley" tells the story of six high school seniors navigating the post Coronavirus world, dealing with the complexity of isolation, virtual relationships, and sexual expression through social media role playing. Part I is told over 5 consecutive days where these characters deal with their new college life and the changes in their relationships with each other.