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Women You Should Know Interviews Keylee 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.”


Read the full Women You Should Know Article. 

NEWS

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD Tribeca 2018 Announcement features 'Home,' Keylee and Micah Sudduth

"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." 


Read the full Deadline announcement. 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Tribeca 2018 TV Coverage Features 'Home'

"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."


Read the Entertainment Weekly announcement. 

INDIEWIRE Announces 'Home' in the Tribeca 2018 New Online Works 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."


Read IndieWire's full coverage of Tribeca 2018.

SCENESTER.TV Announces 'Home' as Tribeca 2018 New Online Works Selection

"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."


Read the full SCENESTER.TV article covering Tribeca N.O.W. 2018.

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL announces 'Home' by Keylee & Micah Sudduth as official 2018 N.O.W. Selection

The Tribeca Film Festival continues to serve as an artist’s launching pad across platforms, and Keylee is honored to have her series selected for this year's New Online Works Program.


"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."


Read the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Press Release  featuring Home.


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

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


 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.


The small town actress turned big city hopeful said she would not be where she is today without her hometown theatre programs. Keylee explained how the encouragement from long-time Waxahachie High theatre director Andy Reynolds — who she calls Papa Bear — is something she reflects on daily.


...The Sudduths wrote, produced, directed and funded the comedic, semi-autobiographical series, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend."


Read the full Waxahachie Daily Light article featuring Keylee and the origins of Home.


Keylee & Micah are featured on the "Honey with Julia" Podcast

Episode airs Monday, Oct. 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. 

Keylee interviewed by New York Business Journal

 While in New York for her Pitch Winner's Dinner (presented by SheKnows Media in partnership with GoDaddy,) Keylee had the pleasure of being interviewed by the New York Business Journal about her film and docu-series: SEXY.​ An excerpt: "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."

Read the full write up here.

Future of Sex Podcast features Keylee Koop

 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.​FUTURE OF SEX is available on itunes and soundcloud. 

"Chick Talk" podcast features Keylee

 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.

Keylee Koop wins The Moth Storytelling Competition

 Keylee performed at The Moth Story Slam and won the competition. Below is an excerpt from the article covering her performance, written by The Daily News.


" 'It’s about the unpredictability of it, too,” he continued. “You never know what someone is going to say up there, and the twists and turns a story is going to take. You see the vulnerability, you see people overcoming adversity, you see humorous responses to tragic situations.” An example of that was the winner of the night, Los Angeles resident Keylee Koop. She shared a humorous story with a tragic twist...


Koop will be among nine other winners of the monthly StorySLAMs competing at a Moth GrandSLAM event in January."



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. ​Throughout  campaigning for “The Pitch,”  another exciting project was born: a docu-series titled “Sexy Interviews,” which is a series of non-scripted interviews with real women asking them two questions: “When did you first learn about sex?” and “What would you say to your younger self about sex if you could speak to her now?” On a small scale, these concept videos have already had a major impact in the conversations had with friends and strangers alike, via social media. The first videos garnered 15,000+ Facebook views and secured the win by earning SEXY’s pitch 1,500+ organic votes in just 2 weeks’ time, which shows that there is already such an inherent interest and participation in this important topic. The hope is to find the right platform and team to continue this immensely important dialogue as Keylee further develop both of these projects, and she is very proud to have won this pitch contest on such a major media platform.