Bob Billiams Productions - Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers

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A collection of stories, musings, how-tos, behind-the-scenes explanations, and inspirational offerings from Bob Billiams Productions filmmakers and artists Keylee Sudduth and Micah Sudduth.

A Filmmaking, Storytelling, and Believing in Yourself Blog

Featuring production stories, filmmaking resources, creative musings, how-tos, behind-the-scenes explanations, and inspirational offerings from Bob Billiams Productions filmmakers and artists Keylee Sudduth and Micah Sudduth.

Web Series Festivals That Are Worth the Submission Fees

A resource for filmmakers submitting to web series festivals for the first time.

So, you created a web series! First things first: congratulations! We at Bob Billiams Productions understand just how much work that takes. You had a vision, you put months if not years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears into creating it (and most likely, your hard-earned savings, too) – and now you’re ready to share it with the world. Not a lot of people are able to see a project through into completion, so know that you’re already doing something rare.

If you’re looking for a resource for where to submit your web series, here’s a list of some of our top choices for web series film festivals that are worth the submission fees.

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Be afraid. Do the thing anyway.

Thoughts on Fear, Creativity, and Becoming Your Own Filmmaking Cavalry

Written by Keylee Sudduth
January 27, 2019

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.” -Georgia O’Keefe

Over two years ago, I embarked on a creative journey unlike any other that I’ve ever been a part of with my best friend, Micah Sudduth.

Wait, I'll back up a little. Micah and I met in a tiny black box theatre production in Austin, Texas over 8 years ago. We loved acting with each other and very early on we would spend our free time putting in extra rehearsal time for the play we were in– and dreaming up future original creative projects together.

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Creating = Connection.

Creating your own art connects you to yourself, your purpose, and the world.

Written by Keylee Sudduth
January 25, 2019

There is no greater feeling than connection. That's what we're all here for, right?

Well, Micah Sudduth and I created this show to connect with our true selves again. To re-connect with our purpose.

Living in a city where it feels like there are so many gatekeepers keeping artists and creators at bay can be overwhelming and disheartening. Sometimes it feels like you're all alone. (You're definitely not.) But even if you have all the passion and talent in the world, if you're just waiting for your ticket to be called, waiting for someone to give you a chance...all you're doing is waiting.

We decided to say – to hell with that.

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You are the creator (writer/director/producer) of your own story.

Don’t accept the life that was handed to you. Fight like hell to make your own dreams come true.

Written by Keylee Sudduth
January 18, 2019

“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.” - Shakespeare

…You ever think about the other version of your story?

We do. There’s another version of our story – where #hometheseries never existed. Where we stayed on the couch, soaking up the darkness of our failures and all of the things that we wished we would have accomplished.

A version where we let all of our doubts and insecurities win. Where we chose to stay small and not take any risk because we were stuck, listening to a continuous loop all of the rejections we’ve encountered, all the times we’ve been made to feel that we were not enough or never could be enough to be successful.

That our time had passed. That we could keep waiting, but maybe our time would never come. In that version of our story, we never would have made this show. We never would have made Bob Billiams Productions. We never would have made ourselves become filmmakers. We never would have made anything that made us come alive.

But we created a different story.

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