HUNTING SEASON is a new smash hit comedy series based on the funny and painfully truthful blog of ALEX, a single gay 20-something in Manhattan, a smart and successful blogger at Gawker by day, who turns the spotlight on himself and his friends and starts anonymously writing about his social life. Based on the wildly popular blog, The Great Cock Hunt, and the novel of the same title published by Kensington Books.
THE SERIES launched on September 12, 2012 at LogoTV.com with the UNCENSORED version available for paid download only at huntingseason.tv.
JON MARCUS (Director/Writer/Executive Producer) makes his directing debut with Hunting Season. He has been a feature film and television producer for over a decade, helping to develop and produce the ABC summer series Scoundrels, starring Virginia Madsen, and producing the indie cult hit film Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin & Seth Green. He has sold a half-dozen other network and cable television pilots and has been a producer on feature films like The Safety of Objects, starring Glenn Close & Patricia Clarkson, and Women In Film, starring Portia DeRossi & Beverly D’Angelo. He was an executive for many years at New York’s famed indie company Killer Films, working on Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Far From Heaven, and One Hour Photo, among many others. He was graduated from the program in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.
ADAM BARAN (Writer) is the writer/director of the short film Jackpot, currently making film festival appearances around the country. He has written for the daily comedy webseries MTV Detox and adapted it into a half hour pilot for broadcast. His two acclaimed short films, Love and Deaf (2004), and Jinx! (2007), aired on Here! and IFC TV. Baran co-founded and co-curates the popular monthly film series Queer/Art/Film with Ira Sachs at the IFC Center in New York and at Los Angeles’ Cinefamily. He served as a contributing editor for many years at the groundbreaking gay journal Butt and was the editor of ButtMagazine.com. He was a 2010 Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow and is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
ROSE TROCHE (Executive Producer) is a film and television director, producer, and screenwriter. She was a co-executive producer, director, and writer on the acclaimed Showtime drama “The L Word.” She made her directorial debut with the groundbreaking film “Go Fish,” which premiered at Sundance and garnered lots of critical attention and numerous awards. Her second feature film, “Bedrooms and Hallways,” starring Kevin McKidd, James Purefoy, and Hugo Weaving, was an exploration of male sexuality, and won film festival audience awards before its release. Her third feature “The Safety of Objects,” starring Glenn Close, Timothy Olyphant and Patricia Clarkson, opened similarly to film festival awards and critical acclaim. Additionally, she has served as a consulting producer on the TV series “South of Nowhere,” and has directed episodes of “Six Feet Under,” “Law & Order,” and “Ugly Betty.” She is currently producing an indie feature called Concussion, now in post production and is prepping her short, Elliot King is 3rd which will appear in this upcoming season of ITVS’ Future States.
BEN BAUR (“Alex”) is a recent transplant to New York by way of Los Angeles where he was graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Ben’s TV appearances include Happily Divorced and Nip/Tuck, as well as several commercials. Follow him on twitter at twitter.com/benjbaur
JAKE MANABAT (“TJ”) Jake’s guest-starring role as Hee Cho on HBO’s Bored to Death helped the show garner a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Individual Episode. He made his professional debut understudying and performing the role of Angel Schunard in the National Tour of RENT (Benny Company). New York theater credits include the world premieres of Charles Mee’s Gone at 59E59 and Jen Silverman’s Crane Story at the Cherry Lane Theatre and workshops of Philip Himberg’s Paper Dolls and Chay Yew and Fabian Obispo’s The Long Season for The Public. Regionally, he has appeared in M. Butterfly, The Provok’d Wife, The King & I, Babes in Arms, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Jake received his MFA from the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University. Follow @jakemanabat on Twitter.
JACK FERVER (“Nick”) has been in numerous theater, TV, and film projects including the premiere of Christopher Durang’s “Betty’s Summer Vacation” (Off-Broadway), Strangers With Candy (Comedy Central) and the Big C (Showtime), and recently the independent feature Gayby. As a choreographer his works have been presented at The Kitchen (NYC), PS 122 (NYC), The New Museum (NYC), The Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Diverse Works in conjunction with the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston (Houston, TX), Danspace Project (NYC), Abrons Art Center (NYC), and Théâtre de Vanves in France. Shorter and solo works have been presented at MoMA/PS1 and Andrew Edlin Gallery. His work has been written about in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Modern Painters, and Dance Magazine. He teaches privately as well as at New York University and Bard College, and has set choreography at The Juilliard School. www.jackferver.org
MARC SINOWAY (“Tommy”) Marc pretty much only plays characters named Thomas. Marc was seen as Tommy Migliachio (with John Amos) in 2011’s Fringe Encore “Felony Friday,” and Tom in the short film “Little Accidents” (Sundance 2010). Other recent stage credits include “Peninsula” and “Bluff Head” at Manhattan Repertory Theater. His TV work includes Vonage, Citibank, and Best Buy and work on all New York soap operas back when they existed. Marc is currently appearing on a billboard on 38th St. and 8th Avenue in NYC. Go look at it. He is like really big on it. Marc was graduated from William Esper Studio. He likes cheese and dumplings (not together). Follow him on Twitter: @marcsinoway
WALKER HARE (“Lenny”) is originally from San Diego, and moved to New York City seven years ago. He has trained at Circle in the Square, UCB, and with Kevin Spacey and Bill Irwin. His film and TV credits include Sin Matador, Blood Junkies, Dawn of Conviction, The Delivery (Best Leading Actor, Brooklyn Film Race), Touch (2011 Cannes Film Festival-Shorts Corner), Paradise East, The Naturalist, As The World Turns and Guiding Light. He has also done numerous commercials and web series, and has more theater credits than we have room to list. His twitter name is walkmancometh. It’s so good, even Chuck Norris follows him.
TYLER FRENCH (“Reese”) Tyler’s most recent web commercial credits include Crest 3D and The Eventi Hotel NYC. He can also be seen modeling the latest in men’s fashion on jackthreads.com. His favorite part of the day is gym class and loves spending time in the kitchen with the love of his life, Melissa Ludwig.
PRESSLY COKER (“Hot Sales Guy”) is a classically trained actor based out of Los Angeles. His recent work includes appearances on Law & Order: SVU, Suits, and the upcoming Spike Lee joint The Girl Is In Trouble. His stage credits include Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the American premiere of I Capture The Castle at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
KATE GELLER (“Lizzie”) has appeared on screen in PAN AM (ABC), Mercy (NBC), Disconnect (Henry-Alex Rubin), Labor Day (Jason Reitman), Couples (Cannes ’08), multiple CollegeHumor.com sketches, and on stage in Some Women in Their 30s Simply Start to Fall (59E59), East Village Chronicles 2011 (Metropolitan Playhouse), Jesus Hopped the A Train, The House of Bernarda Alba, Dershowitz Protocol (Fringe Fest ’08), and Imminent Indeed… (Fringe Fest ‘06). She has an MFA in Acting from Rutgers, MGSA.