Following its successful first season, Unsure/Positive is back with new storylines, a wider audience, and fresh faces — including beloved HIV-positive actor Danny Pintauro.
Like its previous season, which was a hit at film festivals and is nominated for several awards this year, the second run is sure to deliver authentic portrayals of HIV-positive people often missed in mainstream media. But the creators need your help to get the season off the ground!
The show’s producers have launched a Kickstarter campaign, which needs to raise $7,500 by December 1, World AIDS Day. The funds will help to produce six 22-minute episodes for its second season.
“This is a step in the right direction,” Pintauro wrote on social media. “These filmmakers are providing those of us living with HIV with characters we can relate to, who might be going through the same things we are, and this will also help bring more visibility to HIV and will hopefully remove some of the stigma associated with the disease.”
After coming out as HIV-positive to Oprah, before a rather insensitive interview by co-hosts of The View, the former "Who’s the Boss" star created a much-needed conversation in the mainstream media around HIV awareness. Chances are, he will expand the conversation even further this season.
The hit web series stars creator Christian Kiley as “Kieran,” who, from the moment of his HIV-positive diagnosis, quickly learns how to deal with it the best he can. Drawn from his own experiences, the project first began as a few pages of dialogue for a graduate program at Emerson college. But it quickly morphed into a passion project.
“I remember very specifically a conversation, over drinks, with my close friend Jacqui,” he said to Plus last April. “We were talking about the value of serialized storytelling in media, specifically on TV, and the idea of following characters through multiple episodes — letting them act and react against a constantly changing backdrop.”
During that conversation, Kiley says, “things crystallized. I was going to write a serialized narrative about a character like myself.”
This week, Plus has exclusive interviews with the creative team of "Unsure/Positive" leading up to World AIDS Day. Check out the first episosde of season one below:
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