SAN FRANCISCO, CA - San Francisco based, award-winning out filmmaker Rolla Selbak, is set to release the first season of her newest project, the web series dubbed “Kiss Her I’m Famous”, premiering on tellofilms.com on March 25, 201
Starring The Real L-Word’s Tracy Ryerson, and Ilea Matthews (The Violent Kind), "Kiss Her I'm Famous", follows two down-and-out best friends who look for fame in all the wrong places. A web series that satirizes how celebrities attain fame in this day and age. A nod to the sex tapes that catapulted Paris Hilton , Kim Kardashian, and many other celebrities, Kiss Her I’m Famous follows two hilarious and clueless characters as they aim to create a celebrity sex tape that launches them into fame.
At a time where gratuity and fake publicity seems to be able to catapult just about anyone into the spotlight, “Kiss Her I’m Famous” is a satire that tackles this very phenomenon in a smart, subtle, and entertaining way. The sex tape is fake. The auditions are real.
5 episodes, 2 girls, 1 tape, that pretty much sums up season1, which has already been picked up for distribution by Tello Films.
Episodes 1 & 2 will premiere online on March 25, 2013, only on tellofilms.com.
All 5 episodes will only be available for viewing via a monthly tello subscription of only $3.99 for the first 6 months, after which it will become available, free of charge, through Selbak's website.
Watch the "Kiss Her I'm Famous" trailer on YouTube!
Selbak's most recent credits include writing and directing the internationally acclaimed feature film "Three Veils”, starring Sheetal Sheth (Looking for Comedy in a Muslim World, I Can’t Think Straight), Mercedes Masohn (666 Park Ave), and featuring Eric Avari (Heros, The Mummy). The film confronts delicate subject matters such as arranged marriage, homosexuality, and love within the Muslim-American subculture, and portrays the leading female characters as human beings first, women second, and their cultural surroundings as veils that dictate how much of their inner-selves are revealed.
With "Three Veils", Rolla Selbak, who grew up in the Middle East and chafed under the strict social structure of a Muslim family, delivered a snapshot of her feelings about how women's rights are trampled under in her otherwise rich and vibrant culture. The feature film won Best Screenplay at San Diego LGBT International 2012; Best LGBT Film at the New York City International Film Festival 2011; Jury Award Best Film at S.F Women's International 2011; Jury Award Best Female Feature at the Long Island LGBT Film Fest 2011; and the Rainbow Award at the Honolulu LGBT Film Fest 2011, among other.
Her previous feature, “Making Maya”, has found a successful niche within the independent film world, and has been screened at film festivals and universities nation-wide. She was announced a Winner of the LinkTV’s One Nation Many Voices film competition in 2008 for her documentary “Green Blue Sea”, profiling a young, Palestinian scuba diver, and his profound respect for the ocean.
She is known to delve into subject matters that bear distinctively bold, thought-provoking and compelling qualities.
Selbak has been invited to speak at multiple panels on independent filmmaking and women in the arts, and was a grant panelist for the 2008 Regional Arts & Culture Council of Oregon. Her other notable achievements include scoring and writing music for her films, and being a recipient of the inaugural Women’s Vision Film grant for her screenwriting, awarded by the Faerie Godmother Fund.