Travis Kelce is producing his first film, which premieres this weekend… but the Chiefs star is missing his debut to be with girlfriend Taylor Swift in Singapore

  • Kelsey put his name and money behind the black comedy 'My Dead Friend Zoe'
  • But the Chiefs tight end wasn't in Austin, Texas, to watch the festival's premiere
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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is an All-Pro selection, a nine-time Pro-Bowler, and a three-time Super Bowl champion. Add “film producer” to that list of awards.

Kelce has been revealed as executive producer of the new dark comedy-drama My Dead Friend Zoe, which stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Natalie Morales, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Gloria Reuben.

The film premiered over the weekend at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, but Kelsey wasn't there to see it.

Instead, he was halfway around the world – watching girlfriend Taylor Swift perform one of her six Eras Tour dates in Singapore.

Cameras captured Travis standing in a suit and watching his significant other perform and he was later seen exiting the arena with her and into a restaurant when the concert ended.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has his first executive producer credit on a film
But he missed the film's SXSW premiere, choosing instead to be in Singapore
Kelce was halfway around the world taking part in one of his girlfriend Taylor Swift's Eras Tour shows

As for the film in Austin, Kelsey's executive producing effort is directed by Kyle Houseman Stokes, a military veteran and Bronze Star recipient.

“Getting this news was incredibly surreal,” Houseman Stokes said of the Kelsey executive who produced the project.

“Travis supports the military and veterans, and when his team and office came across this project, they decided to do it in large part for that reason.

“It was really moving and moving, and the amount of extra spotlight and energy he brought to the project will help it reach a wider audience.”

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The film's synopsis from SXSW reads: “My Dead Friend Zoe is a black comedy-drama that follows the journey of Merit, a US Army veteran in Afghanistan who is at odds with her family thanks to the presence of Zoe, best dead.” A friend from the army.

Despite the insistence of her VA group counselor, the tough love of her mother and the heat of an unexpected love interest, Merritt's comfortable and dysfunctional friendship with Zoe keeps the duo isolated from the world. That is until Merritt's estranged grandfather – holed up in the family's ancestral lake house – begins to go astray and needs the one thing he refuses to do… help.

“At its core, it's about a complicated friendship, a divided family, and the complicated ways we deal with grief.”

The film does not yet have a distributor and no date has been set for a wider release.

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