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#HOMETHESERIES  officially World Premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival as a part of the New Online Work Program on April 19th and 21st.

 

 

Only 1% of applicants were accepted.

Here's what Tribeca had to say about the 2018 N.O.W. program:

"These creators stand at the forefront of online storytelling. And they're part of the fifth annual edition of Tribeca N.O.W., bringing you the best in new online work. Be among the first to see these stellar, boundary-pushing stories, only at #Tribeca2018." Read the official 2018 Tribeca Press Release or the official Tribeca N.O.W. page to learn more.

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WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW interviews Keylee Sudduth at Tribeca 2018

"Stumbling on the web series HOME, premiering in Tribeca’s N.O.W. Showcase, was a bona fide delight. Keylee Koop-Sudduth co-created the series with her husband Micah Sudduth to encapsulate the humor and heartbreak of a newly married millennial couple leaving small town Texas for the big city of Los Angeles.

Keylee admits to being nervous about directing but felt it was important to just stay true to a shared vision. Plus, she went the self-funded route, “so we could move forward and bet on ourselves.” Very Duplass Brothers vibey. (We’re all reading Like Brothers, right?!)

With acting and improv under her belt, Keylee set out to use comedy to show how we all get through painful experiences with a bit of laughter. She co-wrote the series with her husband Micah over nine months and workshopped it with friends paid in pizza. They ultimately shot for 10 days in Los Angeles at an amazing 12 pages a day, with post production taking about a year.

Keylee and Micah even made it through being brutally honest with each other through the writing, directing and producing. They credit great communication and being comfortable yelling it out and moving on.

Then shocking – she simply submitted to Tribeca and made it into the Web Series competition, proving it’s possible to be unconnected and make it through the Tribeca gauntlet.

Ultimately, Keylee reminds writers, “It’s not about perfection but more about finding your voice. Find what’s special about your work.”


SCENESTER.TV Announces Home as Tribeca 2018 N.O.W. Selection

"We started Tribeca N.O.W. five years ago to recognize a truly unique brand of storytellers emerging from the online space," said Liza Domnitz, Senior Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival. "Here were creators who found the Wild West landscape of the web the perfect playground for their hysterical, provocative and moving visions. Tribeca is proud to be a leader in recognizing these diverse filmmakers, who, this year, have created vastly different work."

"The Tribeca Film Festival continues to serve as an artist's launching pad across platforms. Highlights from the past five years of the N.O.W. program include High Maintenance from Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfield, which was picked up by HBO, and The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo from Brian Jordan Alvarez, which went on to receive a Breakthrough Series - Short Form Nomination at the Gotham Awards.

Tribeca N.O.W. Episodic Showcase

Home, created by Micah Sudduth, Keylee Sudduth (USA) – World Premiere
Pulling from the true life experiences of the filmmakers, Home mines the humor and heartbreak of growing into adulthood, leaving home, and balancing individual creative careers as a married couple in the millennial age."


DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD Tribeca announcement features Home,
Keylee and Micah Sudduth

N.O.W. SHOWCASE
"A curated selection of independent, online creators invited to showcase their latest work at public screenings as official Tribeca Film Festival selections and on TribecaFilm.com. 

Home, created by Micah Sudduth, Keylee Sudduth (USA) – World Premiere. Pulling from the true life experiences of the filmmakers, Home mines the humor and heartbreak of growing into adulthood, leaving home, and balancing individual creative careers as a married couple in the millennial age.

Tribeca N.O.W. Creators Market
Industry and independents will come together at the Tribeca Creators Market, an invite-only event where creators discuss their work with distributors, brands, and MCNs." 


Home Featured in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Tribeca 2018 TV Coverage

"Movie buffs aren’t the only ones in for a treat at the Tribeca Film Festival, as the organization behind the annual event announced Wednesday a wealth of television projects joining the 2018 lineup.

A curated selection of independent, online creators invited to showcase their latest work at public screenings as official Tribeca Film Festival selections and on TribecaFilm.com. This showcase program represents the most exciting new voices and stories in the episodic space. 

Home, created by Micah Sudduth, Keylee Sudduth (USA) – World Premiere."


INDIEWIRE Announces Home in the Tribeca 2018 Lineup

"Below is just a portion of the notable selections from this year’s festival. In addition to the main TV lineup, Tribeca is also highlighting fresh digital content with Tribeca N.O.W. (New Online Work).

Home, created by Micah Sudduth, Keylee Sudduth (USA) – World Premiere
Pulling from the true life experiences of the filmmakers, Home mines the humor and heartbreak of growing into adulthood, leaving home, and balancing individual creative careers as a married couple in the millennial age."


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Keylee Koop-Sudduth Interviewed by the NEW YORK BUSINESS JOURNAL

Keylee had the pleasure of being interviewed by the New York Business Journal about her film and docu-series: SEXY.

"The creative entrepreneurial winner within the group was Texas native Keylee Koop, a writer, filmmaker and activist who is now based in Los Angeles and is creating a film to explore the topic of sex education among women.

'I’m from the South, and didn’t have a lot of sex education,' she said. After meeting a 14-year-old who knew a great deal more than she did about sex and at a younger age, she got curious.

'I started interviewing women and asking them what they learned about sex and what they would go back and tell their younger selves about sex if they could,' she said.

The result of this is a short film called "Sexy" which has helped start a dialogue about sex, that she says 'especially in this political climate, is very, very important.'" 


 

HELLOGIGGLES releases TALK as their first featured scripted content!
 

HelloGiggles is an entertainment and lifestyle website founded by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, producer Sophia Rivka Rossi and writer Molly McAleer.

The site featured the Bob Billiams Production, TALK, as their first "Web Series You Should Be Watching" in March 2015, garnering 38K+ views!
 


SEXY Wins SHEKNOWS MEDIA Pitch Contest

Keylee Koop and her short film SEXY were announced the winners of the Sheknows Media/ Blogher16 Pitch Contest in August 2016.

 SheKnows Media is a leading women's lifestyle digital media company, averaging 60 million unique visitors per month and more than 300 million social media fans and followers.  To learn more about Sexy and the docu-series developing during the pitch campaign, click here


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WAXAHACHIE DAILY LIGHT Features Keylee Sudduth, Micah Sudduth, 2018 Tribeca Announcement

"Waxahachie grad, Keylee Sudduth, debuts series ‘Home’ at Tribeca Film Festival.

A once unimaginable trip to New York City last week was a dream come true for Keylee Sudduth. A Friday night worldwide premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival provided the silver-screened stage the 2007 Waxahachie graduate once dreamt of as a young girl.

Keylee (Koop) Sudduth first met her husband, co-writer, co-director, co-everything, Micah in 2011 when they were cast in a play, “Little Dog Laughed,” at the Austin City Theatre. They married two years later and it was off to Los Angeles to pursue a career on the big screen.

Those trying times as a new couple in a new city with new responsibilities led to their new web-series, “Home.” The lovebirds wrote, produced, directed and funded the comedic, semi-autobiographical series, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend."


 

PALESTINE HERALD Features Micah Sudduth, Keylee Sudduth and Tribeca Premiere of Home

"The search for Home...

Micah Sudduth, of Palestine, and his wife, Keylee, from Waxahachie, met in 2011 when they were cast in the play, Little Dog Laughed, at the Austin City Theater. Both had attended Texas State, with Micah graduating in 2007. They never crossed paths, however, until the casting call. The pair immediately found mutual chemistry, drawn to each other as artists and friends.

After Keylee graduated from TSU, the couple moved to Los Angeles in 2012.

Over time, the couple realized the trick to making a name for yourself is to make your own opportunities, especially in the age of the internet and social media. They began developing their own show."


Podcast Interviews


 

Micah & Keylee are featured on the "Honey with Julia" Podcast
Episode airs Monday,  October 2, 2017!

"Actress/writer/improviser/busybody Julia Meltzer interviews real couples about their fights: how, why, whose fault is it, do you still love each other - THE JUICY STUFF. At times hilarious, at times painful, at times full of heartbreakingly raw honesty, these conversations expose truths about love, human beings, and the concept of partnership."

Check out Micah & Keylee's episode, where they talk about their love story, living and working together, founding Bob Billiams, and how much they fight (it's a lot).  Available on whatsacreative, itunes, stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.


Future of Sex Podcast Features Keylee

Keylee was proud to be featured on the pilot episode of the new podcast, Future of Sex, where she discusses shame, taboo, and what led her to develop SEXY the film.  Future of Sex is a podcast by tech strategist, researcher, and sex and relationship coach Bryony Cole, who creates a safe place to help you understand your own unique sexuality, desires and how to create a fun, shame-free, tech-filled sex life. Real talk. No b******t. That's the future of sex.

Listen to Episode One featuring Keylee, along with taboo-breakers and innovators Miki Agrawal of THINX, and Matt Hunter of Cambyo by clicking below.UTURE OF SEX is available on itunes and soundcloud


"Chick Talk" with Keylee Discussing Sex Ed. and SEXY the film

On this episode the Chicks talk sex ed in the U.S. with writer/producer/actor Keylee Sudduth.  Keylee recently wrote Sexy, a "semi-autobiographical film...about a twenty-four year old woman who recognizes and confronts her discomfort with her own sexuality when she meets a fourteen year old girl who, in contrast, has a very informed and healthy perspective about sex."

The Chicks and Keylee talk about their experience of sex ed in the U.S. and what they'd like sex ed to look like in the future. Listen here.