The F Word is a docu-comedy web series that will chronicle the journey of Nico and Kristan, a queer Bay Area couple who plan to become fost-adopt parents and are committed to learning everything they can about the troubled institution on which they are staking their dreams of parenthood. Determined to dispel the pervasive idea that the kids adopted from foster care are “damaged goods”, they seek out a range of people working to change the system – from social workers, therapists, judges and advocates to the true experts, former foster youth themselves, some who were eventually adopted, others who have aged out of foster care and are building their own futures.
Nico Opper directed and produced the Emmy® Award-nominated feature documentary Off and Running which was an Audience Favorite at Tribeca, won ten “Best Doc” festival awards (including Outfest) and aired on P.O.V. in 2010. They are currently finishing her second feature documentary, Búscame: Search for Me, which is supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Chicken & Egg Pictures and The Independent Television Service (ITVS). Opper has produced films for The Discovery Channel and a documentary series for Here TV, and was selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. They have taught filmmaking at San Francisco State University, Stanford, and Diablo Valley College. As a youth media professional, they co-directed The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA), and mentored youth through Brooklyn Reel Works, Tribeca Film Fellows, and BAVC Media.