An entirely uncivilized mix of the absurd, the irreverent, and the heartfelt, This Isn’t Me follows a hapless gay man’s misguided search for happiness. In the pilot episode, Fred gets hired by an atypically empathetic owner of a tutoring company. On his first day on the job he must manage the demanding parents of a cross-dressing eighth grader, all the while trying to fit into his busy schedule a rendezvous with an impatient fetishist. In both situations Fred’s instincts backfire spectacularly, though his quick thinking as a tutor ultimately brings about a minor redemption.
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Director: Adrian Rojas Elliot
Executive Producer: Lauren Finerman, Adrian Rojas Elliot, Ben Kawaller
Screenwriter: Ben Kawaller
Cinematographer: Joe Picard
Editor: Ian Levine
Production Designer: Gabriel P. Gonzales
Sound Designer: Danny Finerman
Music: Tristan de Liège
Principal Cast: Ben Kawaller, Antonio de Graffenreaidt, Jessica Porter, Danielle Bisutti, Time Winters, Brody Allen, Cristy Joy, Moises Bournigal
Additional Credits: Line Producer: Natalie Simpkins, Location Manager: Brittany Bagwell, Casting Director: Jaimie Beebe, First Assistant Director: Marc Bowen, Colorist: Ayumi Ashley