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Hildy Hildy

Who Can Turn The World On With Her Frown?

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The Blouse

Hildy Hildy, the bug-eyed beatnik of despair, is worried that other people are wearing her Blouse of Hope.

The Moth

Hildy Hildy, the bug-eyed beatnik of despair, unable to see the Open Window of Hope, bangs her head against the pains of her existence.

The Slide

Hildy Hildy, the bug-eyed beatnik of despair, loses her change in the vending machine that dispenses Snacks of Hope.

Patricia Scanlon

Patricia Scanlon

Creator / Writer / Producer
"Hildy"

Patricia Scanlon

  Creator / Writer / Producer     "Hildy"

Patricia Scanlon is a writer and performer. She has garnered rave reviews and an enormous following, in New York and LA, for her character HILDY HILDY and her episodic play of the same title. The theatre serial has not only attracted a huge number of fans, but a number of talented co-stars…John C. Reilly, Laurie Metcalf, Jane Lynch, Kevin Corrigan, Joanna Cassidy, Tim Maculan, Damian Young, Martin Donavan, Siobhan Falon, Tim Blake Nelson, Elizabeth Berridge, Blue Man Group and others. Hildy Hildy has also received the support of fans Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner who presented a full length Hildy Hildy play a the Evidence Room in Los Angeles of which Variety noted, “It is clear Hildy Hildy has the potential to score strongly on TV and film;” and most recently from the Los Angeles Times ….“Topping the lot is “Hildy Hildy” by Hugh Palmer and the incomparable Patricia Scanlon…a force of nature.”

Scanlon has also appeared in her own play, “What Is This Everything?,” premiering with co-star James Gandolfini. The play is published in Best Women Playwrights edited by Smith and Kraus, as well as their anthology of Best Monologues For Men.

Scanlon has performed her solo work at numerous venues including the New York’s Public Theatre, Lincoln Center and was a standout performer at the inaugural Lucille Ball Festival, appearing along side Lewis Black, Alan Ball and Laura Kightlinger. Her screenplay “Odd Girl Out” was optioned by Alison Dickey of Magnet Productions. She has also appeared in numerous other plays in New York and was dubbed “the season’s comic highlight” by Ben Brantley for her critically acclaimed performance in “Blaming Mom” in which she played a quirky femme fatale.

Film Credits include…Haiku Tunnel, Magnolia, Man On The Moon, Dead Broke (for which she received critical acclaim for her “break out performance” with co-stars Paul Sorvino, John Glover, Justin Thoroux, Jill Hennessey and Tony Roberts), Hal Hartely’s, Flirt and Amateur, Dead Funny and others.

Most recently, with the continued encouragement of fan and friend, Lily Tomlin, Scanlon has been focusing on bringing Hildy Hildy to a wider audience. Hugh Palmer, who Scanlon originally cast as Bob, Hildy’s live-in boyfriend, became a co-writer on the series, and shortly thereafter her real life husband.

Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer

Co-Creator / Writer

Hugh Palmer

  Co-Creator / Writer

Hugh is a writer and a performer. He has a master’s degree in theatre from Cornell University, where he followed in the footsteps of TV superstar, Jimmy Smits (Cane, LA Law). At Cornell he starred in several productions with comic icon Jane Lynch (40 Year Old Virgin, A Mighty Wind), who was recently referred to as “scary good” by Harold Ramis (Stripes, Ghostbusters). Hugh spent his formative years in New York City where he worked with a collection of no-talent paranoids and a few borderline schizophrenics before hooking up with ground-breaking avant garde theatre company, Cucaracha Theatre. It was here that he met Patricia Scanlon. Palmer, by this time, was a fixture on the Lower Manhattan performance art scene, where he worked with Blue Man (Astor Place Theatre, The Venetian). Palmer met Scanlon after his scintillating performance in Peter Mattei’s “Tiny Dimes.” It was critically acclaimed by the New York Times, and made Scanlon’s “upper lip sweat.” She immediately cast him as Bob opposite her Hildy in Cucaracha’s landmark, “Underground Soap.” The “Soap” ran a new episode every weekend from November through May, so, to take some of the pressure off Scanlon, Palmer quickly began writing episodes. Although a horrible speller, he had always fancied himself quite a writer.

In his down time from the Soap, Hugh wrote two plays produced in New York, “Nice Talk” and “Secret Lives of the Ancient Egyptians.” He began writing screenplays. His first screenplay, “Nothing But the Truth” was optioned by Steve Guttenberg (Diner, Police Academy). Hugh’s second script, “Last Cigarette” was optioned by Dan Lupavitz (Search and Destroy, The Velocity of Gary). A classic of the non-produced genre, it garnered interest from the likes of Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Harvey Keitel and James Gandolfini. Hugh also worked as an actor with Nic Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock) and David Caruso (Mad Dog and Glory, Proof of Life) in Barbet Schroeder’s “Kiss of Death.” Palmer has also worked as a writer with David Permut (Dragnet, Face/Off) adapting the novel “Thief of Light,” and wrote an episode of a German cartoon called “Dork Hunters From Outer Space.” Most recently he co-wrote the horror film, “Stand Up, Sit Down Die, Die, Die” with Ed Horowitz (On Deadly Ground, Exit Wounds). He has been the voice of J.C. Penney’s, AMOCO gasoline and HP Notebook computers.

Flody Suarez

Flody Suarez

Executive Producer

Flody Suarez

  Executive Producer

Flody Suarez has spent the bulk of his career in Media based industries. Having started in Publishing he moved into consumer based Ad Agencies before landing in the Entertainment Industry where he has worked extensively in Television and Film Production.

Suarez is currently producing a six episode comedy order for Comedy Central, a drama for USA Cable, several CBS comedy scripts, and projects with Rosie Perez and Ellen Degeneres. His company is a full service production company involved in drama, comedy, tv movies, reality shows, animation, theater productions and feature films.

Suarez was previously executive producer of NBC’s “The Book of Daniel,” a provocative, edgy, and compelling drama that chronicles the life and family of an unconventional Episcopalian minister (Aidan Quinn) who struggles with the weight of doing the right thing for his family and his parishioners.

Prior to “The Book of Daniel,” Suarez served as executive producer of “8 Simple Rules,” which won a People’s Choice Award for favorite new television comedy series. He also was Executive Producer on the Heather Locklear pilot “Once Around The Park” through his production company FlodyCo.

Before starting his own production company, FlodyCo, Suarez was president of Barry Sonnenfeld’s TV production company under an overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. While there, he developed and produced the live-action comedy series “The Tick” and “Secret Agent Man.” In his two years with Sonnenfeld, he also worked to develop projects for every major network.

Prior to that, Suarez was vice president of Development for NBC, where he oversaw production on the Emmy-winning series “ER,” Emmy-nominated series “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Just Shoot Me” and “Men Behaving Badly.” He segued to primetime series from NBC’s communications department, where he spearheaded launch campaigns for “Friends,” “NewsRadio” and “The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards,” as well as directing campaigns for “Seinfeld,” “Frasier,” “Law & Order,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “The Laugh-In 25th Anniversary Special,” “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story” and over 100 NBC television movies and specials.

From 1989 to 1992 Suarez was vice president of marketing for Miramax Films and was responsible for advertising campaigns on “Cinema Paradiso,” “The Grifters,” “Madonna: Truth or Dare” and “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,” among many others.

From 1986 to 1989 he was vice president of advertising for Dell Femina Advertising, where he oversaw the Rolls Royce, Bentley, USA Cable Networks, WCBS-TV and New York Mets accounts. Prior to that he served as director of advertising for Penthouse Publications.

Suarez received his BA in communications from the University of Florida.
 

Dan Lund

Dan Lund

Animator

Dan Lund

  Animator

Dan Lund has been an animator at Disney since 1989 and has worked on everything from "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan", "Tarzan" and the current "Princes and the Frog". He has also contributed to "outside Disney" films such as "The Simpson's Movie" and "The Peanuts". Dan keeps very active in the independent live action world most notably with his documentary work. Through his directing he has introduced us to "Mama D" who throws a party for the homeless, "Wannabe, just a boy and her dream" taking us on a wild ride with L.A.'s leading drag queen traffic instructor and into the world of the singing dancing dead with "Death Becomes Them...the musical" with which he won "Best Director" at the New York International film festival.

His latest documentary work garnered him the certificate of merit from ASEFA-Hollywood at the ANNIE Awards for his live action/animation documentary "Dream On Silly Dreamer". This film chronicled the decision that Disney made to close down its traditional animation division and stop the art of drawing. He has a number of projects of all genres in-development but developing the animated version of "Hildy Hildy" has been his current and long term obsession. He continues trying to meld awesome live theater pieces that inspire him with animation in order to get these gems out to a larger audience. He knew the second he saw the live action "Hildy" on the LA stage that an animated version of her would grab an audience by the balls as she made them laugh and broke their hart...the fact that she makes one think a bit is an added bonus not usually reserved for the animation audience.
 

Paula Kelley

Paula Kelley

Original Music

Paula Kelley

  Original Music

Paula Kelley is a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist best known for her brightly hued pop orchestrations and distinctive soprano. She was an original contributing member of Boston shoegaze rockers Drop Nineteens, and is the primary creative force behind musical groups Hot Rod, Boy Wonder, and the Paula Kelley Orchestra. Her recording catalogue numbers seven full-length albums and two EPs from 1992 to present.

Among Kelley's musical projects, The Paula Kelley Orchestra is the most instrumentally luxuriant. Here Kelley explores the full expanse of her compositional mastery with arrangements for live strings, brass, winds, harp, harpsichord and vocal chorus. The latest PKO EP, Airports, and its follow-up full-length album, due for release in 2010, present a complex emotional palate against a panoramic musical landscape.  In addition to her own creations, Paula Kelley's arrangements have expanded the expressive range of such rock outfits as Bleu, Turkish Queen, Rooftop Suicide Club, Ad Frank, and Great Lakes Myth Society vocalist Timothy Monger.

Kelley regularly contributes her original recordings to TV, film and radio. Her music production credits include SciFi Network/Spielberg Productions mini-series Taken; the WB reality series High School Reunion; and the motion picture Fever Pitch starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. Most recently, she penned the entire film score for feature mockumentary Smoked: The Chaotic Reality, currently touring the film festival circuits.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s Kelley toured extensively in the United States and Europe. She has fronted three different bands at music festivals SXSW, CMJ, and NXNE. While on tour in France, the PKO appeared live on Radio France under the aegis of Polaris Records.

Kelley contributes her bass playing and unmistakable singing voice part-time to Swedish rockers Marching Band, and has been a featured jazz vocalist with Les
Brown's Band of Renown and the Naples Philharmonic.  Currently Kelley is focusing on film scoring and, in her spare time, composing a symphony for full orchestra.

Patricia Scanlon

Patricia Scanlon

Creator / Writer / Producer
"Hildy"

Patricia Scanlon

  Creator / Writer / Producer     "Hildy"

Patricia Scanlon is a writer and performer. She has garnered rave reviews and an enormous following, in New York and LA, for her character HILDY HILDY and her episodic play of the same title. The theatre serial has not only attracted a huge number of fans, but a number of talented co-stars…John C. Reilly, Laurie Metcalf, Jane Lynch, Kevin Corrigan, Joanna Cassidy, Tim Maculan, Damian Young, Martin Donavan, Siobhan Falon, Tim Blake Nelson, Elizabeth Berridge, Blue Man Group and others. Hildy Hildy has also received the support of fans Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner who presented a full length Hildy Hildy play a the Evidence Room in Los Angeles of which Variety noted, “It is clear Hildy Hildy has the potential to score strongly on TV and film;” and most recently from the Los Angeles Times ….“Topping the lot is “Hildy Hildy” by Hugh Palmer and the incomparable Patricia Scanlon…a force of nature.”

Scanlon has also appeared in her own play, “What Is This Everything?,” premiering with co-star James Gandolfini. The play is published in Best Women Playwrights edited by Smith and Kraus, as well as their anthology of Best Monologues For Men.

Scanlon has performed her solo work at numerous venues including the New York’s Public Theatre, Lincoln Center and was a standout performer at the inaugural Lucille Ball Festival, appearing along side Lewis Black, Alan Ball and Laura Kightlinger. Her screenplay “Odd Girl Out” was optioned by Alison Dickey of Magnet Productions. She has also appeared in numerous other plays in New York and was dubbed “the season’s comic highlight” by Ben Brantley for her critically acclaimed performance in “Blaming Mom” in which she played a quirky femme fatale.

Film Credits include…Haiku Tunnel, Magnolia, Man On The Moon, Dead Broke (for which she received critical acclaim for her “break out performance” with co-stars Paul Sorvino, John Glover, Justin Thoroux, Jill Hennessey and Tony Roberts), Hal Hartely’s, Flirt and Amateur, Dead Funny and others.

Most recently, with the continued encouragement of fan and friend, Lily Tomlin, Scanlon has been focusing on bringing Hildy Hildy to a wider audience. Hugh Palmer, who Scanlon originally cast as Bob, Hildy’s live-in boyfriend, became a co-writer on the series, and shortly thereafter her real life husband.

Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer

Co-Creator / Writer

Hugh Palmer

  Co-Creator / Writer

Hugh is a writer and a performer. He has a master’s degree in theatre from Cornell University, where he followed in the footsteps of TV superstar, Jimmy Smits (Cane, LA Law). At Cornell he starred in several productions with comic icon Jane Lynch (40 Year Old Virgin, A Mighty Wind), who was recently referred to as “scary good” by Harold Ramis (Stripes, Ghostbusters). Hugh spent his formative years in New York City where he worked with a collection of no-talent paranoids and a few borderline schizophrenics before hooking up with ground-breaking avant garde theatre company, Cucaracha Theatre. It was here that he met Patricia Scanlon. Palmer, by this time, was a fixture on the Lower Manhattan performance art scene, where he worked with Blue Man (Astor Place Theatre, The Venetian). Palmer met Scanlon after his scintillating performance in Peter Mattei’s “Tiny Dimes.” It was critically acclaimed by the New York Times, and made Scanlon’s “upper lip sweat.” She immediately cast him as Bob opposite her Hildy in Cucaracha’s landmark, “Underground Soap.” The “Soap” ran a new episode every weekend from November through May, so, to take some of the pressure off Scanlon, Palmer quickly began writing episodes. Although a horrible speller, he had always fancied himself quite a writer.

In his down time from the Soap, Hugh wrote two plays produced in New York, “Nice Talk” and “Secret Lives of the Ancient Egyptians.” He began writing screenplays. His first screenplay, “Nothing But the Truth” was optioned by Steve Guttenberg (Diner, Police Academy). Hugh’s second script, “Last Cigarette” was optioned by Dan Lupavitz (Search and Destroy, The Velocity of Gary). A classic of the non-produced genre, it garnered interest from the likes of Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Harvey Keitel and James Gandolfini. Hugh also worked as an actor with Nic Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock) and David Caruso (Mad Dog and Glory, Proof of Life) in Barbet Schroeder’s “Kiss of Death.” Palmer has also worked as a writer with David Permut (Dragnet, Face/Off) adapting the novel “Thief of Light,” and wrote an episode of a German cartoon called “Dork Hunters From Outer Space.” Most recently he co-wrote the horror film, “Stand Up, Sit Down Die, Die, Die” with Ed Horowitz (On Deadly Ground, Exit Wounds). He has been the voice of J.C. Penney’s, AMOCO gasoline and HP Notebook computers.

Flody Suarez

Flody Suarez

Executive Producer

Flody Suarez

  Executive Producer

Flody Suarez has spent the bulk of his career in Media based industries. Having started in Publishing he moved into consumer based Ad Agencies before landing in the Entertainment Industry where he has worked extensively in Television and Film Production.

Suarez is currently producing a six episode comedy order for Comedy Central, a drama for USA Cable, several CBS comedy scripts, and projects with Rosie Perez and Ellen Degeneres. His company is a full service production company involved in drama, comedy, tv movies, reality shows, animation, theater productions and feature films.

Suarez was previously executive producer of NBC’s “The Book of Daniel,” a provocative, edgy, and compelling drama that chronicles the life and family of an unconventional Episcopalian minister (Aidan Quinn) who struggles with the weight of doing the right thing for his family and his parishioners.

Prior to “The Book of Daniel,” Suarez served as executive producer of “8 Simple Rules,” which won a People’s Choice Award for favorite new television comedy series. He also was Executive Producer on the Heather Locklear pilot “Once Around The Park” through his production company FlodyCo.

Before starting his own production company, FlodyCo, Suarez was president of Barry Sonnenfeld’s TV production company under an overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. While there, he developed and produced the live-action comedy series “The Tick” and “Secret Agent Man.” In his two years with Sonnenfeld, he also worked to develop projects for every major network.

Prior to that, Suarez was vice president of Development for NBC, where he oversaw production on the Emmy-winning series “ER,” Emmy-nominated series “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Just Shoot Me” and “Men Behaving Badly.” He segued to primetime series from NBC’s communications department, where he spearheaded launch campaigns for “Friends,” “NewsRadio” and “The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards,” as well as directing campaigns for “Seinfeld,” “Frasier,” “Law & Order,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “The Laugh-In 25th Anniversary Special,” “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story” and over 100 NBC television movies and specials.

From 1989 to 1992 Suarez was vice president of marketing for Miramax Films and was responsible for advertising campaigns on “Cinema Paradiso,” “The Grifters,” “Madonna: Truth or Dare” and “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,” among many others.

From 1986 to 1989 he was vice president of advertising for Dell Femina Advertising, where he oversaw the Rolls Royce, Bentley, USA Cable Networks, WCBS-TV and New York Mets accounts. Prior to that he served as director of advertising for Penthouse Publications.

Suarez received his BA in communications from the University of Florida.
 

Dan Lund

Dan Lund

Animator

Dan Lund

  Animator

Dan Lund has been an animator at Disney since 1989 and has worked on everything from "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan", "Tarzan" and the current "Princes and the Frog". He has also contributed to "outside Disney" films such as "The Simpson's Movie" and "The Peanuts". Dan keeps very active in the independent live action world most notably with his documentary work. Through his directing he has introduced us to "Mama D" who throws a party for the homeless, "Wannabe, just a boy and her dream" taking us on a wild ride with L.A.'s leading drag queen traffic instructor and into the world of the singing dancing dead with "Death Becomes Them...the musical" with which he won "Best Director" at the New York International film festival.

His latest documentary work garnered him the certificate of merit from ASEFA-Hollywood at the ANNIE Awards for his live action/animation documentary "Dream On Silly Dreamer". This film chronicled the decision that Disney made to close down its traditional animation division and stop the art of drawing. He has a number of projects of all genres in-development but developing the animated version of "Hildy Hildy" has been his current and long term obsession. He continues trying to meld awesome live theater pieces that inspire him with animation in order to get these gems out to a larger audience. He knew the second he saw the live action "Hildy" on the LA stage that an animated version of her would grab an audience by the balls as she made them laugh and broke their hart...the fact that she makes one think a bit is an added bonus not usually reserved for the animation audience.
 

Paula Kelley

Paula Kelley

Original Music

Paula Kelley

  Original Music

Paula Kelley is a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist best known for her brightly hued pop orchestrations and distinctive soprano. She was an original contributing member of Boston shoegaze rockers Drop Nineteens, and is the primary creative force behind musical groups Hot Rod, Boy Wonder, and the Paula Kelley Orchestra. Her recording catalogue numbers seven full-length albums and two EPs from 1992 to present.

Among Kelley's musical projects, The Paula Kelley Orchestra is the most instrumentally luxuriant. Here Kelley explores the full expanse of her compositional mastery with arrangements for live strings, brass, winds, harp, harpsichord and vocal chorus. The latest PKO EP, Airports, and its follow-up full-length album, due for release in 2010, present a complex emotional palate against a panoramic musical landscape.  In addition to her own creations, Paula Kelley's arrangements have expanded the expressive range of such rock outfits as Bleu, Turkish Queen, Rooftop Suicide Club, Ad Frank, and Great Lakes Myth Society vocalist Timothy Monger.

Kelley regularly contributes her original recordings to TV, film and radio. Her music production credits include SciFi Network/Spielberg Productions mini-series Taken; the WB reality series High School Reunion; and the motion picture Fever Pitch starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. Most recently, she penned the entire film score for feature mockumentary Smoked: The Chaotic Reality, currently touring the film festival circuits.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s Kelley toured extensively in the United States and Europe. She has fronted three different bands at music festivals SXSW, CMJ, and NXNE. While on tour in France, the PKO appeared live on Radio France under the aegis of Polaris Records.

Kelley contributes her bass playing and unmistakable singing voice part-time to Swedish rockers Marching Band, and has been a featured jazz vocalist with Les
Brown's Band of Renown and the Naples Philharmonic.  Currently Kelley is focusing on film scoring and, in her spare time, composing a symphony for full orchestra.

Patricia Scanlon

Patricia Scanlon

Creator / Writer / Producer
"Hildy"

Patricia Scanlon

  Creator / Writer / Producer     "Hildy"

Patricia Scanlon is a writer and performer. She has garnered rave reviews and an enormous following, in New York and LA, for her character HILDY HILDY and her episodic play of the same title. The theatre serial has not only attracted a huge number of fans, but a number of talented co-stars…John C. Reilly, Laurie Metcalf, Jane Lynch, Kevin Corrigan, Joanna Cassidy, Tim Maculan, Damian Young, Martin Donavan, Siobhan Falon, Tim Blake Nelson, Elizabeth Berridge, Blue Man Group and others. Hildy Hildy has also received the support of fans Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner who presented a full length Hildy Hildy play a the Evidence Room in Los Angeles of which Variety noted, “It is clear Hildy Hildy has the potential to score strongly on TV and film;” and most recently from the Los Angeles Times ….“Topping the lot is “Hildy Hildy” by Hugh Palmer and the incomparable Patricia Scanlon…a force of nature.”

Scanlon has also appeared in her own play, “What Is This Everything?,” premiering with co-star James Gandolfini. The play is published in Best Women Playwrights edited by Smith and Kraus, as well as their anthology of Best Monologues For Men.

Scanlon has performed her solo work at numerous venues including the New York’s Public Theatre, Lincoln Center and was a standout performer at the inaugural Lucille Ball Festival, appearing along side Lewis Black, Alan Ball and Laura Kightlinger. Her screenplay “Odd Girl Out” was optioned by Alison Dickey of Magnet Productions. She has also appeared in numerous other plays in New York and was dubbed “the season’s comic highlight” by Ben Brantley for her critically acclaimed performance in “Blaming Mom” in which she played a quirky femme fatale.

Film Credits include…Haiku Tunnel, Magnolia, Man On The Moon, Dead Broke (for which she received critical acclaim for her “break out performance” with co-stars Paul Sorvino, John Glover, Justin Thoroux, Jill Hennessey and Tony Roberts), Hal Hartely’s, Flirt and Amateur, Dead Funny and others.

Most recently, with the continued encouragement of fan and friend, Lily Tomlin, Scanlon has been focusing on bringing Hildy Hildy to a wider audience. Hugh Palmer, who Scanlon originally cast as Bob, Hildy’s live-in boyfriend, became a co-writer on the series, and shortly thereafter her real life husband.

Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer

Co-Creator / Writer

Hugh Palmer

  Co-Creator / Writer

Hugh is a writer and a performer. He has a master’s degree in theatre from Cornell University, where he followed in the footsteps of TV superstar, Jimmy Smits (Cane, LA Law). At Cornell he starred in several productions with comic icon Jane Lynch (40 Year Old Virgin, A Mighty Wind), who was recently referred to as “scary good” by Harold Ramis (Stripes, Ghostbusters). Hugh spent his formative years in New York City where he worked with a collection of no-talent paranoids and a few borderline schizophrenics before hooking up with ground-breaking avant garde theatre company, Cucaracha Theatre. It was here that he met Patricia Scanlon. Palmer, by this time, was a fixture on the Lower Manhattan performance art scene, where he worked with Blue Man (Astor Place Theatre, The Venetian). Palmer met Scanlon after his scintillating performance in Peter Mattei’s “Tiny Dimes.” It was critically acclaimed by the New York Times, and made Scanlon’s “upper lip sweat.” She immediately cast him as Bob opposite her Hildy in Cucaracha’s landmark, “Underground Soap.” The “Soap” ran a new episode every weekend from November through May, so, to take some of the pressure off Scanlon, Palmer quickly began writing episodes. Although a horrible speller, he had always fancied himself quite a writer.

In his down time from the Soap, Hugh wrote two plays produced in New York, “Nice Talk” and “Secret Lives of the Ancient Egyptians.” He began writing screenplays. His first screenplay, “Nothing But the Truth” was optioned by Steve Guttenberg (Diner, Police Academy). Hugh’s second script, “Last Cigarette” was optioned by Dan Lupavitz (Search and Destroy, The Velocity of Gary). A classic of the non-produced genre, it garnered interest from the likes of Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Harvey Keitel and James Gandolfini. Hugh also worked as an actor with Nic Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock) and David Caruso (Mad Dog and Glory, Proof of Life) in Barbet Schroeder’s “Kiss of Death.” Palmer has also worked as a writer with David Permut (Dragnet, Face/Off) adapting the novel “Thief of Light,” and wrote an episode of a German cartoon called “Dork Hunters From Outer Space.” Most recently he co-wrote the horror film, “Stand Up, Sit Down Die, Die, Die” with Ed Horowitz (On Deadly Ground, Exit Wounds). He has been the voice of J.C. Penney’s, AMOCO gasoline and HP Notebook computers.

Flody Suarez

Flody Suarez

Executive Producer

Flody Suarez

  Executive Producer

Flody Suarez has spent the bulk of his career in Media based industries. Having started in Publishing he moved into consumer based Ad Agencies before landing in the Entertainment Industry where he has worked extensively in Television and Film Production.

Suarez is currently producing a six episode comedy order for Comedy Central, a drama for USA Cable, several CBS comedy scripts, and projects with Rosie Perez and Ellen Degeneres. His company is a full service production company involved in drama, comedy, tv movies, reality shows, animation, theater productions and feature films.

Suarez was previously executive producer of NBC’s “The Book of Daniel,” a provocative, edgy, and compelling drama that chronicles the life and family of an unconventional Episcopalian minister (Aidan Quinn) who struggles with the weight of doing the right thing for his family and his parishioners.

Prior to “The Book of Daniel,” Suarez served as executive producer of “8 Simple Rules,” which won a People’s Choice Award for favorite new television comedy series. He also was Executive Producer on the Heather Locklear pilot “Once Around The Park” through his production company FlodyCo.

Before starting his own production company, FlodyCo, Suarez was president of Barry Sonnenfeld’s TV production company under an overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. While there, he developed and produced the live-action comedy series “The Tick” and “Secret Agent Man.” In his two years with Sonnenfeld, he also worked to develop projects for every major network.

Prior to that, Suarez was vice president of Development for NBC, where he oversaw production on the Emmy-winning series “ER,” Emmy-nominated series “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Just Shoot Me” and “Men Behaving Badly.” He segued to primetime series from NBC’s communications department, where he spearheaded launch campaigns for “Friends,” “NewsRadio” and “The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards,” as well as directing campaigns for “Seinfeld,” “Frasier,” “Law & Order,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “The Laugh-In 25th Anniversary Special,” “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story” and over 100 NBC television movies and specials.

From 1989 to 1992 Suarez was vice president of marketing for Miramax Films and was responsible for advertising campaigns on “Cinema Paradiso,” “The Grifters,” “Madonna: Truth or Dare” and “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,” among many others.

From 1986 to 1989 he was vice president of advertising for Dell Femina Advertising, where he oversaw the Rolls Royce, Bentley, USA Cable Networks, WCBS-TV and New York Mets accounts. Prior to that he served as director of advertising for Penthouse Publications.

Suarez received his BA in communications from the University of Florida.
 

Dan Lund

Dan Lund

Animator

Dan Lund

  Animator

Dan Lund has been an animator at Disney since 1989 and has worked on everything from "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan", "Tarzan" and the current "Princes and the Frog". He has also contributed to "outside Disney" films such as "The Simpson's Movie" and "The Peanuts". Dan keeps very active in the independent live action world most notably with his documentary work. Through his directing he has introduced us to "Mama D" who throws a party for the homeless, "Wannabe, just a boy and her dream" taking us on a wild ride with L.A.'s leading drag queen traffic instructor and into the world of the singing dancing dead with "Death Becomes Them...the musical" with which he won "Best Director" at the New York International film festival.

His latest documentary work garnered him the certificate of merit from ASEFA-Hollywood at the ANNIE Awards for his live action/animation documentary "Dream On Silly Dreamer". This film chronicled the decision that Disney made to close down its traditional animation division and stop the art of drawing. He has a number of projects of all genres in-development but developing the animated version of "Hildy Hildy" has been his current and long term obsession. He continues trying to meld awesome live theater pieces that inspire him with animation in order to get these gems out to a larger audience. He knew the second he saw the live action "Hildy" on the LA stage that an animated version of her would grab an audience by the balls as she made them laugh and broke their hart...the fact that she makes one think a bit is an added bonus not usually reserved for the animation audience.
 

Paula Kelley

Paula Kelley

Original Music

Paula Kelley

  Original Music

Paula Kelley is a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist best known for her brightly hued pop orchestrations and distinctive soprano. She was an original contributing member of Boston shoegaze rockers Drop Nineteens, and is the primary creative force behind musical groups Hot Rod, Boy Wonder, and the Paula Kelley Orchestra. Her recording catalogue numbers seven full-length albums and two EPs from 1992 to present.

Among Kelley's musical projects, The Paula Kelley Orchestra is the most instrumentally luxuriant. Here Kelley explores the full expanse of her compositional mastery with arrangements for live strings, brass, winds, harp, harpsichord and vocal chorus. The latest PKO EP, Airports, and its follow-up full-length album, due for release in 2010, present a complex emotional palate against a panoramic musical landscape.  In addition to her own creations, Paula Kelley's arrangements have expanded the expressive range of such rock outfits as Bleu, Turkish Queen, Rooftop Suicide Club, Ad Frank, and Great Lakes Myth Society vocalist Timothy Monger.

Kelley regularly contributes her original recordings to TV, film and radio. Her music production credits include SciFi Network/Spielberg Productions mini-series Taken; the WB reality series High School Reunion; and the motion picture Fever Pitch starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. Most recently, she penned the entire film score for feature mockumentary Smoked: The Chaotic Reality, currently touring the film festival circuits.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s Kelley toured extensively in the United States and Europe. She has fronted three different bands at music festivals SXSW, CMJ, and NXNE. While on tour in France, the PKO appeared live on Radio France under the aegis of Polaris Records.

Kelley contributes her bass playing and unmistakable singing voice part-time to Swedish rockers Marching Band, and has been a featured jazz vocalist with Les
Brown's Band of Renown and the Naples Philharmonic.  Currently Kelley is focusing on film scoring and, in her spare time, composing a symphony for full orchestra.

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Production Notes

Hildy Hildy was originally conceived by Patricia Scanlon as a weekly episodic for theatre as part of New York’s well known Cucaracha Theatre Company’s UNDERGROUND SOAP. The characters of Hildy and her live in, Neanderthal savant boyfriend, Bob, soon developed a cult following, garnering rave reviews and filling the Soho Performance space to sold out crowds of 200-300 each weekend. Hildy’s co-star, Hugh Palmer, then became a writing partner on the show and Hildy Hildy ran for three years in New York as part of the Underground Soap and then was produced as a play by Soho Repertory with John C. Reilly playing the role of Hildy’s guitar playing poet prince of love.

Hildy then went on to enjoy a three year run in THE STRIP, which Scanlon brought to the Evidence Room in Los Angeles. Lily Tomlin became a regular audience member and she and Jane Wagner presented a play version of Hildy Hildy entitled Three Feet Under which received a rave in a Variety.

Throughout the shows run, Hildy Hildy has attracted such co-stars as Laurie Metcalf (as Hildy’s sister), Jane Lynch, Kevin Corrigan, Joanna Cassidy, Tim Maculan, Tim Blake Nelson, Siobhan Fallon, Monica Horan, Elizabeth Berridge, Martin Donavan, Chloe Webb, Kate Flannery and others.

Filmmaker and animator, Dan Lund, (Princess and The Frog, The Simpson’s Movie) became a fan of Hildy Hildy in Los Angeles and he and Scanlon teamed up on animated series after Scanlon became fan of Lund’s drawings of Hildy that he presented to her one night after the show. Scanlon and Lund then were fortunate enough to meet producer Flody Suarez, who likes to do all the things that Lund and Scanlon don’t. So...a blissful and riotous creative union was formed by Scanlon, Palmer, Lund and Suarez.

Comments (6)

Peter Power (19th February 2010)
"Did you ever feel like your life is like a (blouse)."

EddieV (22nd January 2010)
This is genius! It's amazing to see something so funny and quirky yet secretly soulful and wise. The performance is brilliant and the animation perfectly reflects and enhances the script. Can't wait for more!

hkm96 (14th January 2010)
Hildy HILDY!! Love it. Rocking Goth chick what more can you ask for! (Cool anim style too)

Harry1 (14th January 2010)
Thought provoking and comical. Brilliant. Looking forward to the next expisode!

Harry1 (14th January 2010)
Thought provoking and comical. Brilliant. Looking forward to the next expisode!

matilda (14th January 2010)
I saw this when it was a live show in New York...it's brilliant animated too! I love Hildy Hildy! When do we get to see her boyfriend...Bawb?

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