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SeriesFest: Season 8 Episode 03

May 07, 2022

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See the Day 3 recap video here.


Saturday, May 7 8:30 PM
Sie FilmCenter
Q&A With: Writer Adam Kay

Moderated by: Abbey White (Associate Editor, Hollywood Reporter)

Painfully funny, heartbreakingly honest, This Is Going To Hurt is based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international multi-million selling memoir of the same name, which has sold over 2.5 million copies to date and has been translated into 37 languages. The series, which is created, written and executive produced by Kay himself, rejoices in the laugh-out-loud highs, while pulling no punches in its depiction of the gut-wrenching lows of life on a gynecology and obstetrics ward.

Kay’s diaries, scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, tell the unvarnished truth of life as a doctor working in obstetrics and gynecology. At times hilarious, at times devastating, This Is Going To Hurt is a 7x45’ series following Adam (Whishaw), a doctor who we find wending his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy, junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life-and-death decisions, and all the while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.

Saturday, May 7, 8:45 PM Sie FilmCenter
 A can't miss selection of strange, absurd, hilarious, and "what the hell?" offerings for an expectation-defying, NSFW viewing experience. 

Eligible for Audience Award Presented by JP Morgan

Sunday, May 8 1:00 Sie FilmCenter

Panelists: Daisy Gardner (Single Drunk Female), Sierra Teller Ornelas (Rutherford Falls) and Robin Veith (Candy, Mad Men)

Moderated by: Dawn Chmielewski (US Entertainment Business Correspondent, Reuters)

Being a showrunner for a television series is a unique and powerful role that carries the creative and logistical weight of an entire series. SeriesFest is proud to present our signature panel where audiences get an in-depth look at the life of several dynamic Showrunners and learn how they protect their creative visions of our favorite shows.

Sunday May 8  Sie FilmCenter
Panelists: Patrick Macmanus and Ioli Filmeridis

Moderated by: Jeff Conway (Entertainment Business, Forbes)

With the utter fascination in true crime series only growing, it is important for us to remember that these characters are often people who are suffering from similar ailments and mental health issues that millions of Americans are suffering from every day. Join SeriesFest for a special conversation with Littleton Road’s Patrick Macmanus (Girl from Plainville, Dr. Death) and partner Ioli Filmeridis on the importance and impact of championing stories that raise awareness around social and mental health issues