Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival continues to grow and diversify, offering audiences the widest variety of entertainment thus far. This year, one of many episodic shows screening at Outfest, is the Dekkoo original series, I’M FINE – The Final Episodes.
This sexy, talented, POC ensemble has given humor and tears over the past three years. One of the breakout LatinX stars, Frankie A. Rodriguez is now the queer series regular, Carlos, on Disney+’s upcoming, highly anticipated “High School Musical: The Musical” series. The Outfest Episode beautifully tackles actor/producer Lee Doud’s gay Asian and intergenerational relationship.
The final season of I’M FINE follows Nate and his band of friends as they continue to splinter off into their own journeys as other friendships develop. This season tackles themes of identity, monogamy, shame and the gay generational divide. Jeff progresses in his relationship with Zachary, revealing aspects of a past he was hardly prepared to grapple with himself. Nicole entertains an unexplored interest in women through an alluring new coworker, while Andy and Brian rekindle things with the possibility of a third. Mick continues to unabashedly be himself, figuring out his place in L.A. quicker than most. And lastly, after searching for himself and landing in a place of comfort, Nate gets an unexpected newcomer into his life, an older gentleman who challenges everything he thought he knew about himself and relationships. Could this force him to make a big decision about his future in a city he finally learned to call home?
“Working on I’M FINE has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and it’s all thanks to my creative IM FINE family I’ve been able to cultivate over these past three years” said Brandon Kirby, Creator of the show. He added, “This series began over a break up, as the cliche now says, all gay web series are about a breakup. And back in 2016, IM FINE was no exception. I used my heartbreak as a creative outlet to create Nate, a fictionalized version of myself brought to life by Perry Powell, who imbued the character with so much unexpected depth that I soon realized this character and this story would go quickly go beyond any real life touch points.”
OUTFEST Episodic Showcase Screening of I’M FINE is scheduled for Saturday, July 20th, 2PM at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters. For more information about Outfest 2019, please visit Outfest.org
ABOUT BRANDON KIRBY
Brandon Kirby is the creator, writer and director of the Dekkoo original series I’M FINE, the third and final season of which releases this year. He also served as producer on the Dekkoo short film FACES and the Revry short film HE DRINKS, with more projects currently in production. Having graduated from Michigan State University, he began his career in L.A. seven years ago and is currently gaining his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. In his spare time, he serves as co-host on the film podcast MOVIES IMO and is involved with fundraising efforts through AIDS/LifeCycle and Outfest.
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