Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Unsure Positive Productions

I am an actor, filmmaker, writer and director. I also teach Digital Cinema at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill. I also speak at various educational institutions around the Boston area as part of Positive Educators Reaching Youth, which is run by Partners in Sex Education. My work on the production of my locally produced web series, called Unsure/Positive, is ongoing. The first episodes of Unsure/Positive are available to watch for free at www.unsurepositive.com. The show is part personal memoir, part fiction-- based in part on my experience being diagnosed with HIV, and my struggle to "come out" of the HIV "closet." The second season, for which we are currently creating promotional materials as well as seeking funds, will be about issues faced by people who make the brave choice to be open about their HIV status. The social impact of the show, other than its entertainment value, is to humanize and de-stigmatize people living with the virus. Also we like to laugh, so there's some of that in there, too. If you enjoy the first episodes, please share them with friends, "like" them on YouTube, and leave comments; your feedback is invaluable as I work to continue telling this story!

Additional Links: 
Watch the first season of this unique original series at www.unsurepositive.com
Kieran gets some life-changing news.
Three months have passed since his diagnosis and Kieran hasn't told anyone about it. Not even his closest friend, Allie. The only person who knows is his annoyingly handsome therapist, Alan, who dispenses some poignant advice.
Allie catches Kieran at work and convinces him to hang out afterwards, but things go sour.
After some ill communications with Allie, Kieran contemplates another relapse.
Kieran and Allie have it out. The next day, Kieran's therapy goes unexpectedly deep.

I Have Worked With

  • December 2016

    Screened Season One at BCA's Cyclorama for Medicine Wheel Vigil 2016.

  • October 2016

    Panelist for MPC's "Web Series Showcase," featuring Keynote speaker Lisa Strout.

  • May 2016

    Catered community screening, followed by Q&A, May 20th, 2016.

Pages

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Christian
Job Title/Position: 
Series Creator
Physical Address: 
Boston, MA 02125
Last Name: 
Kiley
Phone: 
617-637-5467

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Media - Film
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Digital
Media - Television
Media - Video
Year Founded: 
2011
Populations Served: 
Families
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Portuguese
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
6
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Screen Actors Guild, Mass Production Coalition
Mass Production Coalition
Education: 
Emerson College, MFA Media Art & Film 2015, Boston, MA
Bard College, BA Theater Studies 2005. Annandale, NY
Awards: 
Best Web Series, 2016, POZ Awards
Audience Choice: Best Drama, OUT Web Fest Los Angeles 2016
Grant Recipient & Honoree, The Caucus Foundation for Writers, Directors and Producers, Los Angeles

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
English subtitles are available on YouTube and forthcoming on season one's Vimeo page. Subtitles in Portuguese will be complete by April 2017.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Media
Ages Served: 
High School-age