an upcoming comedic short exploring the gray areas of sex positivity in a post-monogamous world.
Feeling powerless in their respective romantic and sexual dilemmas, two friends decide to get STI tests together. While one deals with the consequences of a positive result and diagnosis, the other must navigate a messy emotional web of her own careless design.
A film by Anya Volz, Sherm Jacobs and Zoe Camina.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITER / LEAD
Anya Volz is a New York City-based comedian originally from Vermont. Her comedy has been described as “surprisingly funny” and “not even that preachy” by men all across America. She is a contributing writer and content creator for Riot Fest, The Hard Times and Macaulay Culkin’s Bunny Ears. She has been featured in several national comedy festivals, including Gilda's Laughfest and the Women in Comedy Festival. She produces and hosts the monthly show Thirst Trap With Anya Volz, which has taken place in legendary venues such as Union Hall, Caveat and House of YES, and has been written up in The New York Times and Time Out New York.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITER / LEAD
is a comedian living in Brooklyn. He has performed at the Orlando Indie Comedy Fest and the Tampa International Fringe Fest and has opened for national headliners such as Matthew Broussard, Aparna Nancherla, and Chris Redd. Sherm has made multiple appearances on the legendary public-acces show The Special Without Brett Davis and has hosted and produced several popular shows in Brooklyn, including the weekly standup show Ambush Comedy and the monthly comedy variety show Comedy by Proxy. Sherm’s writing has appeared in Chortle, The Comic's Comic, and Newest York, and he has carved a niche for himself opening for recording artists Chrome Sparks and Yellow Days all over North America.
DIRECTOR / WRITER
is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, born in Venice Beach and raised in New Jersey. She strives to make films with unconventional storytelling and honest depictions of life rarely shown on film. With an eclectic background directing campy horror shorts, music videos and indie comedies, she just wants to tell stories we never hear and probably should.
She has done video editing work for Vice, Alexander Wang, Sally Lapointe and more. She has directed over six original films.
Ariel Leaty (GRETA)
is a comedian, actress, model, and writer from New Jersey. Born to strict Hispanic parents in a suburbs, she learned to use humor in order to weave in and out of spaces where she didn't quite belong. Not long after Ariel began her comedy career, she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Now in remission, some claim comedy cured her; she says that’s a stretch.
Ariel's standup explores her hardships with relationships, battling depression, grappling with religion, and being racially ambiguous. Don’t worry, she’s also got a sex joke or ten up her sleeve. She is currently producing and co-hosting a popular monthly stand-up comedy showcase called Culture Vultures, with a focus on women, POC, and LGBTQIA acts. In her limited spare time, she also co-hosts a podcast called What’s Eating You? with fellow foodie, Bryan Yang.
Kami Dimitrova (Kylie)
is a comedian and actor based in Brooklyn, NY.
You can see her perform original characters monthly at The Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Hells Kitchen with Characters Welcome. She also performs sketch monthly at The PIT Striker stage with her team Old Girl as a member of Boogie Manja. You also might have seen her in a Pop Eyes commercial, some Elite Daily videos and hosting a Scary Mommy trivia show on Facebook!
She has studied sketch and improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City. In a past life, she used to be a journalist at ABC News and produced live television for Good Morning America and World News Tonight. She has produced projects with Taye Diggs and helped distribute films featured at Sundance and TriBeca Film Festival.
JULIA SHIPLETT (FARAH)
is a comedian, writer and actor based in Brooklyn, NY. As a biracial feminist from the Midwest, Julia has found her own unique voice in comedy over the years. She has performed around the country and was recently named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next comedians and a TBS Comic To Watch.
Julia has also been featured on the Moth Radio Hour and made her television debut on season 2 of HBO's Crashing. In addition to performing, her writing has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker and McSweeney's.
You can catch her every Wednesday and last Saturday of the month on Side Ponytail, a popular weekly comedy show she co-produces at Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
USAMA SIDDIQUEE (RAMSES)
is a Bengali-American stand-up comedian and actor based in New York. His act is an energetic (bordering on frenetic) and intelligent (bordering on genius) romp through his own life experiences.
He most recently traveled to Montreal as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs in 2018. Shortly after he was passed at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York. He made his standup television debut on BET's 50 Central. He was a finalist for the 2017 NY's Funniest Competition at Caroline's; a finalist in the 2017 NBC Standup Competition; 1st place winner of the 2016 Laughing Devil Cup Comedy Festival in New York; the 1st place winner of the 2015 Yonkers Comedy Festival as well as the 1st place winner of the 2015 Make Me Laugh Albany Comedy Festival. Usama was also featured this year on videos for NBC, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, The Scene, Mic.com, FusionTV, and Huffington Post.