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Could you live someone else’s life if that someone else was you?

KINDRED is a series chronicling a duplicated families’ misadventures as they try to keep up with their double lives and augmented sense of self.

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SYNOPSIS

 

2044...After a lonely boy illegally prints himself a duplicate brother, his parents are forced to send him and their own copies to a paradisic off-grid location, with the understanding that they would swap their urban / remote lives at regular intervals to give each family the best of both worlds.

What starts as a near-utopian situation morphs into a psychological (and logistical) nightmare -

secret lives revealed, envy of the alternate, confusion over who is the ‘original’ and the perplexing sense of living someone else’s life.

Keeping up a double existence isn’t exactly easy and leads to sometimes comical, sometimes dark but always mind bending experiences.

As the 6 characters’ differences grow, they start to question their own thoughts, authenticity and motivations, with slip ups and sabotage threatening to jeopardise their safety.

Characters


SYNOPSIS

 

2044...After a lonely boy illegally prints himself a duplicate brother, his parents are forced to send him and their own copies to a paradisic off-grid location, with the understanding that they would swap their urban / remote lives at regular intervals to give each family the best of both worlds.

What starts as a near-utopian situation morphs into a psychological (and logistical) nightmare -

secret lives revealed, envy of the alternate, confusion over who is the ‘original’ and the perplexing sense of living someone else’s life.

Keeping up a double existence isn’t exactly easy and leads to sometimes comical, sometimes dark but always mind bending experiences.

As the 6 characters’ differences grow, they start to question their own thoughts, authenticity and motivations, with slip ups and sabotage threatening to jeopardise their safety.

CHARACTERS

 

 

Sonia, 45

An accomplished scientist who moved into governmental development of bioprinting after giving birth to Caleb. Her dream was to use science for the greater good but the cost of living in a city and raising a family meant making certain moral sacrifices.

Though a loving person at heart, a past relationship trauma has made her lock away a part of herself to safeguard her vulnerability.

 

Character traits

Patient, reliable & warmhearted - Persistent, determined & security loving

But if pushed to the other extreme:

Possessive, resentful and inflexible, self-indulgent and greedy.

 


John, 47

Started off his career as a political journalist but after agreeing to become the stay-at-home carer, he spends his time organising everyone’s schedules, preparing meals and performing thankless household duties whilst trying to overcome his long-standing writers block and finish his latest children’s book. There are days when he feels isolated from the outside world and his family, with his wife absorbed in her work and his son shutting himself into his own fantasies.

 

Character traits

Good-humoured, honest, straightforward and philosophical

But if pushed to the other extreme:

Blindly optimistic and careless, irresponsible, restless and often in need of reaffirmation



 

Caleb, 10

Has learned to hide his childish vulnerability underneath a veneer of intellectual curiosity. Having picked up the obsessive nature prevalent in both his parents, he dedicates himself fully to his science projects. Although he feels he can relate more closely to adults, his mother, whose achievements he looks up to, rarely has the time and his dad has evolved into a background caretaker figure.

 

Character Traits

An intuitive dreamer, with a deep emotional intelligence.

But on the other side:

Can get too caught up in the thought that there will always be something better out there & feels a need to escape current reality. He can also have a very secretive side, not wanting to give too much of himself or his ideas away.