Out the House Media creates and distributes story driven content for
digital platforms, television, and books.
Shannon Newby- Writer, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Educator, Publisher
Shannon Newby started the film and television production company ‘Out the House Motion Pictures in 1995 Two years later under his company he wrote, produced, and directed the feature film ‘Dirty Laundry (Air it Out). ‘Dirty Laundry’ won a best director award at the Atlantic City film festival and a best feature film award at the Philadelphia International film festival. (Philafilm) After receiving inequitable offers for distribution, He spent a year learning the business of video distribution and self distributed the film nationally making pioneering deals with Tower Records and Blockbuster Video while maintaining all publishing right to the film.
In 2006, Newby a Pennsylvania Pew Fellowship of the Arts finalist created the quirky, repertory theater, short film television series ‘Heavy Sedation.’ The series started on WYBE public television and within weeks the show became a Nielsen rated top ten hit on the station. Only 5 months later, the local success of the show brought about national distribution as ‘Heavy Sedation’ was acquired by the National Education Television Association. ‘Heavy Sedation’ became a national and internationally syndicated public television series that has aired on 48 stations across the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Newby is also theater arts graduate from the Philadelphia high school for the Creative and Performing Arts, a published editorialist, and an award winning orator who has received many recognitions and honors throughout his career. In 1987 he won the citywide middle school division for the Black History Oratorical contest and was honored by Walter Cronkite on CBS prime time national television at the Constitution 200 year celebration with Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger.
Newby received the distinction of Spotlight filmmaker of the month by the Philadelphia Film office twice and was profiled in the national publication Videomaker magazine. Newby, who is also a previous board member for Philadelphia Public Access Television, (Phillycam) also, received honors as Entrepreneur of the month by Innovation Philadelphia.
After years of voluntary teaching, in 2011 Newby was hired to teach filmmaking, broadcast journalism, audio visual communications, and multimedia arts through School district of Philadelphia, and created an independent program for paid student internships to give students real life experience in the field of video production called Video Visionaries.
In 2014 Out the House Motion Pictures became Out the House Media LLC.
In late 2021 Newby a life long fan of comic books launched the comic book publishing company Snooby Comics with release of the first title about an alien invasion called Munch. It was followed a few months later with the kid friendly comedic title Super Nana and Cap App.
Nequetta Alford- Producer
Nequetta Alford born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Nequetta’s acting career began in October 2008 for a movie trailer entitled, “You Better Watch Out I Got Your Man” directed by Jeanine Walton. In January 2009, Nequetta began working with Philadelphia native and director Derrell Lawrence for a feature independent film entitled, “Happy Holidaze.” In this film, Nequetta played the starring role as the lead actress “Nicole” alongside actor Nashawn Kearse, singer Sara Dash, actor John Canada Terrell, and comedian Charles Walden.
” In 2009, Nequetta had a role in the movie, “Computer Love,” directed by Mike Pender and Atif Lanier. “Computer Love” premiered at the International House in Philadelphia with special guest Patti LaBelle. Nequetta also worked with Matthew Merz in July 2009 as an actress in the movie, “Operation Get Rid of Pinky.” In June 2009, Nequetta worked with directors Jesse Smith in the movie, “The Gift” alongside actor Jamie Hector.
In the fall of 2010, Nequetta played an actress in the independent short film, “Finders Keepers”, which was directed by Sonny Vellotti and Robert Bizik. In September 2010, Nequetta played an actress and producer in the movie trailer, “All Money Ain’t Good Money: A Tale of Greed” by author Jameelah Kareem. Nequetta also played a lead role in the short film (actor and producer), “Party Smashers” directed by Matthew Merz. In August of 2010, Nequetta was an actress and host for “Overseas Content” working with directors Tony Roberts, Troy Parham, and Trevor Parham and featuring comedians Denny Live.
In 2012 and 2013 Nequetta worked with Derrell Lawrence as an executive producer and producer with the hit play “Do You Trust Your Best Friend?” Currently Nequetta is working with Shannon Newby as a producer for the hit television show that is currently airing nationwide titled “Heavy Sedation”. In addition, Nequetta is a board member of Gathered Dreamz mentoring program and is a promotional model for MKTG Incorporated.
Since 2010 Nequetta has been a consistent partner in various production with Shannon Newby of Out the House Media LLC.