NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2018 — Haitian Times, the leading media outlet covering the Haitian Diaspora in the United States, and comedian Tanael Joachim, announced today an exclusive distribution agreement to release his production company’s new web series “Unrequited.” The four-part series, written and directed by Joachim, follows Haitian writer Jacques, as he navigates his love life after an old flame comes back into the picture.
“Part of Haitian Times’ mission is to highlight the hidden stars in our community that deserve attention and recognition on a wider scale,” said Vania André, editor in chief of the Haitian Times. “Tanael is a talented comedian, writer and director. I look forward to sharing his work with our readers, who I have no doubt will relate to the experiences of the main character.”
“As a comedian and creator, my job is to entertain and tell good stories. I know I’m an ambassador of Haiti, so I take that responsibility pretty seriously,” Joachim said. “I make sure I give the best representation of myself, which, in turn, becomes the best representation of my Haitian heritage.
“Unrequited is a very personal story; it’s specific and that makes it universal,” he said. “I think Haitian Times is a fantastic platform to share this project with Haitians who may not have come across it otherwise.”
Centered on heartfelt exchanged from often unheard voices, Unrequited is a short meditation on love that puts black male vulnerability at the forefront of its storytelling. The first episode will be released this Friday, Aug. 3 at midnight and can be viewed on Haitian Times’ website, YouTube and Facebook page. Each subsequent episode will be released every Friday at midnight.
About Haitian Times
The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English-language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Garry Pierre-Pierre. The newspaper is one of the oldest new outlets in the Haitian Diaspora and is considered one of the best ethnic media publications in the U.S.
About Tanael Joachim
Tanael Joachim is a standup comedian, actor, and writer born and raised in Haiti, who currently resides in Brooklyn. He moved to the United States in 2008 and decided to drop college to follow his dream to become a comedian. He mastered the language (English is his third) and decided to perform in it for a more universal reach. He started performing in 2012 and has since become a rising star in the New York comedy scene. He’s been featured on AXS TV, on FOX and has published an Op-Ed for the New York Times. Tanael loves comedy and hopes to do it for the rest of life. Join him for the journey!