The web series follows Nicole, Bree, and Chad, three adolescents coming of age in the town of Dusky Rivers. When the town's lumber mill is shut down, it must also undergo its own challenges and find a way to survive without losing its essence.
Snot Bubbles is the story of a small town struggling for relevance in an increasingly urbanized world.
In this series, a town faces an uncertain future when the keystone of its economy, the lumber mill, is shut down. Woven through the main narrative are the stories of adolescents coming of age, and the challenges they face in their personal lives, as well as in regards to the greater economic issue at hand. How does a small community survive in an increasingly urbanized world? Can it grow while still retaining its soul and sense of identity? And how does this all affect the inhabitants? Can denizens who’ve lived there for generations accept this change? Do adolescents growing up there have to choose between their home and their dreams? These are the questions at the core of the narrative in Snot Bubbles.
Bree is fueled by challenges and she is determined to make a better life for herself. She is torn, having outwardly taken up her father's cause to try and move the town to embrace new, innovative economic staples in the wake of the Mill's closure. There is however a large part of her that feels trapped by in this small community, and as she watches her friends drive away, she hears the call of the city. Despite being independent, she remains a caring person that considers the people in her life before making decisions.
Chad’s family owns a motel at the edge of town that doubles as a heritage center/museum. Formerly part of the town's upper class, the deeply religious family faces difficulty as transit through town dwindles. He is quite often off in his own thoughts, and believes himself able to commune with a unnamed “spirit” in the towns abandoned elevator. Though he may come off as standoffish to friends and family, he is mostly concerned with what others think of him and most of his actions stem from a desire to fit in.
Nicole is the eldest child in a tight-knit family that has deep roots in the community. Though still young, she is the sole provider for the household, working at the Mill to support them. Their fragile life is threatened with the Mill’s imminent closing and the thought of uprooting her family from a community they are so ingrained drives Nicole to desperation. While she genuinely cares for her family members and takes responsibility for them, she often feels on the verge of collapsing under the pressure.