By thesanfranciscoegotist / /
Writer Ben Kawaller and director Adrian Rojas Elliot have partnered with One Twenty Nine Films to develop their award-winning short film This Isn’t Me into a television series. The comedy about an aimless gay man (Kawaller) who becomes an unlikely source of support for under-achieving kids, was recently named Best Episodic at the Transparent Film Festival in New York City. It has also screened at fests in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Albuquerque, San Diego and Des Moines, and was just made an official selection as a Comedy Series in the upcoming Catalyst Festival in Duluth. It was also named to the Tracking Board’s list of Top 100 Pilots.
Best known for producing commercials and branded content, One Twenty Nine Films has recently begun to expand on its work in original content. Nick Seuser, the company’s founder, says that This Isn’t Me has an edgy humor that’s rooted in reality. “The stories I’m most excited about are those that are pushing creative boundaries,” he notes. “This Isn’t Me is a show with broad appeal reflecting the diverse audience with whom we want to engage. It’s tackles contemporary subject matter with a novel, off beat, and most importantly, funny point of view. We’re excited to bring it to a wider audience.”