Directed by Adrian Rojas Elliot
Written by Ben Kawaller
Executive Produced by Lauren Finerman, Ben Kawaller, & Adrian Rojas Elliot
Edited by Ian Levine
Director of Photography Joe Picard
SERIES LOGLINE: A hapless West Hollywood homosexual falls into odd jobs, strange beds, and bad habits as he chases professional and romantic exaltation.
PILOT EPISODE LOGLINE: An aimless gay thirty-year-old becomes an unlikely source of support for underachieving children.
PILOT EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Unemployed and in the throes of self-destruction, 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. Longing to be the person he was “meant” to be, Fred ends the day facing a choice between taking a step towards being that person, and staying exactly where he is.
This Isn't Me is a new sitcom about a wayward homosexual with a propensity for humiliation. Fred Knobler is an underemployed thirty-year-old who wants to live a meaningful life, an aim he pursues with the energy and discipline of a dry-erase marker. He lives in West Hollywood, which is to say, he has oriented his life chiefly around the availability of sexual partners and addiction specialists. Dumped by his boyfriend and wearing away at his roommate's tolerance for disorder, he is badly in need of positive affirmation. When Fred accepts the employment of an eccentric and endlessly patient owner of a tutoring service, he stumbles into a role that might just lend him a higher purpose—if he can hang on to the job. This Isn't Me is a coming-of-age story for the developmentally deferred, a series about becoming the person you could be—if only you were someone else.
Note: "This Isn't Me" was previously entitled "Low-Achieving Children"