In its first season KEN garnered over 100,00 views for over 3 episodes. An official selection of the San Francisco Black Film Festival, ActNow Foundation and attracted Huffington Post newest media venture OutSpeak. Ken is a comedic take on Christianity and sexuality. New episodes can be viewed HERE.
Hollywood hotboy and TMZ correspondent Jarret Janako returns as Ken joined by Travon McCall and Yarc Lewison. Guest Stars include Sirita Wright (Black Enterprise) and Underground Icon David Brandyn (No Shade) lends their talent to tell Ken’s story. Set in Bedstuy, Brooklyn this season finds Ken looking for love on various dating apps that only leads to quick hook ups. With his attention focused on dating he neglects his responsibilities at the church and his friends.
“Working as an Assistant Director and learning from Amy Poehler Darren Star, John Lee and Gaffigan made me a better comedy writer” says Eddie Griffith, Creator & Director. The audience can expect more over the top humor, witty dialogue set against Ken’s ongoing internal spiritual conflict.
Lead actor Janako says, “Eddie really did an amazing job making this an eye-opening and thought-provoking project viewable for everyone.” Lead actress Krystal Farris agrees, “Eddie is an incredibly gifted director who has courageously chosen to bring this piece to life. It’s a story for the world and I am thrilled to have been part of the journey.” The strength of this web series is that each character is written with in-your-face honesty when dealing with Christianity and homosexuality. No one group is vilified or afforded sainthood which makes is highly relatable. “I want to tell stories of populations you rarely see in front of the camera or in the front pews of church,” said Griffith said. “Ken is the voice of men and women who are silently working out their own salvation and secrets.”