Drama, Lifestyle

Region: Western

Year of Production: 2016

Duration: 6 Half Hour Episodes

No one wants to be sitting in ‘that’ chair, in front of 'that' doctor, at 'that' free clinic, getting 'that' news.

It’s awkward, uncomfortable and occasionally life altering, but 1 in 4 of us will be sitting there at some point in our lives. Sexually Transmitted Infections (or STIs) affect everyone, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation. If you are sexually active, you are at risk.

Hash tag or not, STIs ARE trending and the goal is to bring students the facts on contraction, transmission and prevention and to make those facts stick. #STI is a creative, dramatic and entertaining multi-platform experience that pulls no punches in its effort to get the information across. The aim is to promote sexual health and STI education for everyone.

Each episode of #STI begins with a health professional informing an unseen patient that they have contracted an STI. The talk is brief and one-sided we don't see the patient. Then, we’re taken back in time into the patient’s life, into their circle of friends and their relationships. Which specific moment did the infection occur? Which sex act? Which sexual partner? As the drama unfolds, there will be many misdirects that poke lighthearted fun at STI misconceptions.  The drama reaches a natural conclusion with the real moment of contraction and the reveal of our mystery patient.

Before the credits roll we will return to our health professional and wind back time to summarize the lessons learned? What did the other characters do in their sexual scenario to prevent an STI, and what should our patient have done to do the same?

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Convergent Entertainment

Cast/Participants: Emilija Baranac, Kaitlyn Santa Juana, Katie Hayashida, Stephen Boersma, Riley Banzer, Gilles Tanguay, Oliver Mahoro Smith,