Rachel Brosnahan to Executive Produce Series Based on Short Film FEMME
It was announced today that Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "House of Cards") has signed on to executive produce the series "Femme," based on the short film of the same name that is currently on the festival circuit. Brosnahan also executive produced the short, which hits queer streaming service, Revry, on September 21st.
Directed by Alden Peters and written by Corey Camperchioli, "Femme" stars Camperchioli, Jesus 'Aja' Rivera ("RuPaul's Drag Race"), Stephanie Hsu ("The Path"), Johnny Sibilly ("Pose"), and Derek Klena ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"). The short film was produced by Benno Rosenwald of Mooki Entertainment, while Johan Matton and Linnea Larsdotter of Changing Film Productions co-produced the project.
"Femme" centers on Carson (Camperchioli), a gay twenty-something looking for love on all the wrong apps. After being rejected by an online hookup for being too "femme," Carson embarks on a hilarious journey towards self-discovery and acceptance by way of a manic existential crisis and a drag queen fairy godmother. Set in Hell's Kitchen, the epicenter of New York City gay life, Carson must confront his own notions of masculinity and gender performance within the LGBTQ community and beyond.
After premiering at Wicked Queer, The Boston LGBT Film Festival in March, "Femme" was awarded "Best Coming of Age Short." It has since screened at more than 20 festivals, including Outfest in Los Angeles, Frameline Film Festival, Inside Out Film Festival, and Out Web Fest, where it was awarded "Best Comedy." "Femme" is also slated to screen at 11 festivals in Fall 2018.
"After the beautifully positive response to Femme the film, I am thrilled to continue the Femme journey with the fiercely talented Corey Camperchioli," says 2018 Emmy nominee Brosnahan. "His singular and powerful voice is an important part of a new generation of barrier breaking storytellers and I'm proud to collaborate with him."
Casting, production dates, and release details for the series will be released in the coming months.
Brosnahan is repped by CAA, Brillstein Partners and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams.
About Mooki Entertainment:
Mooki Entertainment was founded in 2015 by Benno Rosenwald. Since its founding, Mooki Entertainment has been dedicated to bringing new voices to the film and television market working with young talent to create work that shines a light on what it means to be millennial and the issues this new generation is facing. Mooki Entertainment has created several award winning short films that have been seen at over 40 film festivals worldwide.
Revry is the first global queer streaming network, available in 35 million homes in over 100 countries, with a uniquely curated selection of LGBTQ+ film, series, and originals along with the world's largest queer libraries of groundbreaking podcasts, albums and music videos. Revry is available worldwide on seven OTT, mobile, and online platforms, and hosts the exclusive LGBTQ+ channels on Pluto TV and XUMO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Revry is led by an inclusive team of queer, multi-ethnic and allied partners who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and LGBTQ+ advocacy. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @REVRYTV. Go Online to: https://revry.tv.
About Changing Film Productions:
It's not just about the hours put in, it's also about experience and connections. Changing Film Productions was founded by Johan Matton (p.g.a) in 2009 and partnered with Linnea Larsdotter in 2018. Changing Film have created content for everything from fast newsroom content for the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to traditional TV commercials and original narrative content; feature length and short form and gain worldwide distribution for their feature films.