Disavow (web series) —
A group of guardians are trained to disavow their human impulses in order to devote themselves to an in-person crisis hotline to comfort people at risk of suicide. When a guardian and a client begin to form a genuine connection, however, both are forced to come to terms with the possibility that they are both too damaged to ever achieve authentic intimacy.
Disavow was written and created by Kimberly Rolfs and Alex Hughes, and is produced by Clara Hughes and Aja Evans. The pilot episode was produced in December 2018, directed by Alex Hughes and photographed by Dahlia Dennison. It is currently on the web series festival circuit, and the creative team is set to begin fundraising to produce the remaining seven episodes of season one.
Life or Death, Basically (web series) —
creator, writer, star
Life or Death, Basically is a story about addictive love, codependency, and mental illness seen through the eyes of Maggie, a recent college graduate with borderline personality disorder. It deals with the awkward joy of new love, the pain of codependent relationships, and the difficulty of navigating life as a person whose perception of herself and others is never quite steady.
Life or Death, Basically was written and created by Kimberly based on her own experiences dealing with borderline personality disorder. It was directed by Alex Hughes and photographed by Clara Hughes. The series was written up in Bitch Magazine, Script Magazine, tubefilter, Stareable, Honeysuckle Magazine, and on Mental Gladiator Media, and received an International Independent Film Award. It premiered online in January 2018, and had its Los Angeles premiere as an official selection at the New Media Film Festival in June 2018. In July 2018, the series was picked up for streaming by The ON! Channel. Kimberly has written a second season of Life or Death, Basically, and hopes to produce it in the future.