"Unsure/Positive" tells the story of Kieran, a young man who has just learned that he is HIV-positive. The first season is about the stigma that plagues him in light of his diagnosis. Kieran’s personal journey towards self-acceptance is a difficult one – mostly because he cannot find the courage to tell anyone about his status.
The series manages to illustrate the comedic irony of self-perception being both the principal conflict and the only evident solution for its main character, played by Kiley. The excellent cast is rounded out by spot-on performances from Amy DePaola as Kieran’s best friend Allie, cameos from Tommy Derrah (known for his years of work with the American Repertory Theatre), Maureen Keiller (Spotlight, Fever Pitch) and veteran improv actor and comedian Ken Breese (Inventory, Nerdist Stage). Lance Williams (Blight, Silence, District C11) rounds out the ensemble as Keiran's therapist, Alan.
Christian Kiley is a Boston-based actor, writer, director and producer. A television fanatic, he began to produce sketch comedy for the screen in 2006, eventually taking a position as the director of the film division of ImprovBoston, and working as the showrunner of A Show About Us, a hybrid live sketch and web series, which played to a sold out audience at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge. He studied acting and directing for the theatre at Bard College (B.A. 2005) and then moved back to Boston to pursue his acting career, performing in various roles at the Boston Center for the Arts, and appearing in national commercials for Subway and Dunkin Donuts. Christian has an M.F.A. in Media Art from Emerson College, where he produced the short film The Hot Date. He's also the creator of Unsure/Positive, an independently produced TV series that features an HIV positive protagonist-- and a lot of heart-- now available on REVRY.
2015 Grant Recipient, The Caucus Foundation, Caucus for Writers, Producers & Directors, Los Angeles
Official Selection, Drama: OUT Web Fest Los Angeles 2016
Official Selection: Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival 2016
Official Selection: Boston International Film Festival 2016
"This is poz-adjacent art that is absolutely worth your time and a few bucks, most particularly because it doesn’t beg for your affections. It is messy and sad and hilarious and sometimes impenetrable. Like life." -Mark S. King, myfabulousdisease.com
“…it’s really really good— really interesting. It’s putting [HIV] in the mainstream, and turning it into something people can watch and relate to.” -Danny Pintauro
"The acting is good which puts it leaps and bounds above most LGBT productions. And the production value is great as well." -Jack Mackenroth
“There is no other show that could possibly deal with the issues I am having right now not just with my identity, but with the public treatment of HIV generally, and with the institutionalized, uncritical discourse of social control upon which policies and programs serving this population--the population of which I am now a part--are based. So good luck. Please push the limits.” -Anonymous Viewer Email