STRANGERS PREMIERES MONDAY ON FACEBOOK’S NEW ‘WATCH’ PLATFORM FIRST TWO EPISODES LAUNCH MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4 WITH NEW EPISODES WEEKLY

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STRANGERS PREMIERES MONDAY ON FACEBOOK’S NEW ‘WATCH’ PLATFORM

FIRST TWO EPISODES LAUNCH MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4 WITH NEW EPISODES WEEKLY

WATCH AND SUBSCRIBE TO STRANGERS: www.facebook.com/StrangersSeries

 

NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER 1, 2017)  –  The first two episodes of STRANGERS, a new short-form series, will be available to audiences around the country Monday September 4 on Watch, Facebook’s new platform for shows. Launching Monday, with new episodes each Monday following, STRANGERS is a whip-smart exploration of the emotional, sexual and professional adventures of Isobel and Cam—two late twenty-somethings in LA, and the eccentric guests who impact their lives when Isobel rents out her spare room. STRANGERS is co-produced by Beachside and Refinery29.

 

STRANGERS is Mia Lidofsky’s directorial debut, introducing a fresh new storytelling voice having also created and written the series. The series stars Zoë Chao (Where’d You Go, Bernadette, The Comeback) and Meredith Hagner (Search Party, Veep, Louie), and is co-written by Jim Strouse (The Incredible Jessica James). STRANGERS showcases breakthrough young actors as it explores stories of life, relationships, labelless sexuality and millennials finding maturity. The brand new series will also feature guest appearances by Jemima Kirke (Girls), Shiri Appleby (UnReal), Breeda Wool (UnReal), Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), Isabelle McNally (Before I Disappear), Langston Kerman (Insecure), and Leisha Hailey (The L Word).

 

Newly single and bisexual, Isobel (Chao) rents out her spare room in a last ditch effort to keep the home she loves. Along with her lesbian best friend, Cam (Hagner), she navigates the most complicated time in her life—emotionally, sexually, and professionally. As Isobel begins to share her life with a revolving door of colorful characters, their zany antics challenge her perspective and help open her up to a new way of looking at the world. From navigating her first relationship with another woman, to grappling with career dissatisfaction, Isobel ventures into uncharted territory with hilarity and sincerity.

 

STRANGERS is a compelling and relevant reflection on opening yourself up to life through a revolving door of new and different people in the most intimate of places: the home.

 

Having premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, STRANGERS launches its first two episodes “Honeymooners” and “Tinder Hearts” Monday, with one brand new episode premiering each Monday afterwards on Facebook.

 

Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub, Jesse Peretz (Girls) and Mia Lidofsky served as Executive Producers on the series, with Celia Rowlson-Hall as Co-Executive Producer (as well as co-director [Ep. 3] and director [Ep. 5]). Amy Emmerich and Shannon Gibson from Refinery29 also oversaw production of the series as Executive Producers.

 

Watch the trailer for STRANGERS here:

https://www.facebook.com/StrangersSeries/videos/111991659492910/

For additional information, please visit: www.facebook.com/StrangersSeries

 

EPISODE LIST

HONEYMOONERS

Available Monday September 4 / Runtime 18mins

Directed by Mia Lidofsky, Written by Mia Lidofsky, Zoe Chao, and Chad Hartigan

Newly single and bisexual, Isobel rents out her spare room in a last ditch effort to keep the home she loves. Her first guests? A newlywed couple, Oliver and Zoe, on their honeymoon and already looking to shake things up.

 

TINDER HEARTS

Available Monday September 4 / Runtime 17mins

Directed by Mia Lidofsky, Written by Mia Lidofsky and Jim Strouse

Isobel and her best friend Cam offer fresh female perspectives to Isobel’s latest renter: Dave, an aspiring movie producer. The trio take a magical trip to a 5 Rhythms dance class and learn to let go. Later, Isobel goes on her first date with a woman.

 

WATER INTO WINE

Available Monday September 11 / Runtime 14mins

Directed by Mia Lidofsky and Celia Rowlson-Hall, Written by Mia Lidofsky and Jim Strouse

Isobel comes home to find her latest renter, Julie, a queer minister, hosting a gender-fluid dinner party. The party quickly grows when Iso and her date Hailey are invited to join. The next morning, their date is interrupted when Iso’s ex shows up at her door.

 

COUPLES COUNSELING

Available Monday September 18 / Runtime 14mins

Directed by Mia Lidofsky, Written by Mia Lidofsky and Jim Strouse

 

HOT SET

Available Monday September 25 / Runtime 13mins

Directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall, Written by Mia Lidofsky and Jim Strouse

 

GETAWAY

Available Monday October 2 / Runtime 16mins

Directed by Mia Lidofsky, Written by Mia Lidofsky and Jim Strouse

 

HOMELESS

Available Monday October 9 / Runtime 19mins

Directed by Mia Lidofsky, Written by Mia Lidofsky and Jim Strouse

 

ABOUT BEACHSIDE:

Beachside is an independent film production company and the west coast affiliate of Big Beach Films (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, LOVING). In 2013, they produced the Emmy Award winning documentary MEDORA, about a small town high school basketball team in Indiana. Their second documentary TIG premiered at Sundance in 2015 along with their first feature, Jim Strouse’s PEOPLE PLACES THINGS starring Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall and Jessica Williams. Beachside premiered LOUDER THAN BOMBS at Cannes 2015, released later that year by The Orchard. In 2016, A24 released MORRIS FROM AMERICA, which had premiered earlier that year at Sundance. The Orchard then released Julia Hart’s MISS STEVENS, for which Lily Rabe won the Grand Jury prize for acting at SXSW 2016.  Beachside then produced Adam Leon’s TRAMPS, which premiered at Toronto Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix as an Original. After premiering at Sundance in 2017, their second project with Jim Strouse entitled THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES was also acquired as an Original. STRANGERS, their first episodic series, premiered at Sundance 2017 in partnership with Refinery29. MR. ROOSEVELT by Noël Wells premiered at SXSW 2017 where it won the Audience Award and was acquired by Netflix. Currently they are wrapping up post-production on THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Desiree Akhavan as well as MAINE by Matthew Brown.

 

ABOUT REFINERY29:

Refinery29 is the leading digital-media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 550 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, and live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life. Please visit www.refinery29.com, www.refinery29.uk, and www.refinery29.de for more information and to browse content.

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