Philly Born Films

Philly Born Films Philly Born Films is a Philadelphia-based film company. Born and raised in Philadelphia, we have an eye for projects that reflect a tough and unflinching truth.

We are always looking to collaborate with other artists who share the same sensibilities. Our latest feature film @SnoBabiesMovie is being released on Sept 29th, 2020. Check out the trailer on this page. We are currently in pre-production for our newest feature Finding Christmas. For information please contact:

[email protected]
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Operating as usual

Co-chair of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Opioid Task Force, U.S Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, sent this attached recog...
10/21/2020

Co-chair of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Opioid Task Force, U.S Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, sent this attached recognition certificate and flag to Philly Born's Mike Walsh for writing and producing #SnoBabiesMovie and raising awareness for substance abuse. Brian visited the set and has been a vocal supporter of the film.

Thank you Better Noise Films @betternoisemusic, and our entire Sno Babies family for working hard to make this movie happen. With every stream or purchase of the movie Better Noise share of the profits goes to the @globalrecoveryinitiatives and in the UK to the Amy Winehouse Foundation @amysfoundation #letssavelives #SnoBabies #indiefilmmaking #phillyfilm

Director Bridget Smith (Philly Born Productions) talks about Sno Babies Movie, working with actresses Katie Kelly and Pa...
09/29/2020
Director Bridget Smith Discusses "Truth And Grit" Behind 'Sno Babies' - Deepest Dream

Director Bridget Smith (Philly Born Productions) talks about Sno Babies Movie, working with actresses Katie Kelly and Paola Andino, and her approach to making the hard hitting feature.

Sno Babies, which also features a soundtrack from Better Noise Music (tracks from Sixx:A.M., HELLYEAH, & Cory Marks) is now out on Digital and On Demand.

#SnoBabies #LetsSaveLives #Storytelling

'Sno Babies,' is now out on Digital and On Demand. This article features my interview with director Bridget Smith.

09/29/2020
Pop Entertainment talks the importance of drug education, best friends, voting and life during a pandemic with Katie Kel...
09/28/2020
Katie Kelly and Paola Andino - As Pure as Driven Sno Babies

Pop Entertainment talks the importance of drug education, best friends, voting and life during a pandemic with Katie Kelly and Paola Andino of Sno Babies Movie. #SnoBabiesMovie #movienight #womeninfilm #phillyfilm #actorslife
https://www.popentertainmentarchives.com/post/katie-kelly-and-paola-andino-as-pure-as-driven-sno-babies

Katie Kelly and Paola Andino As Pure as Driven Sno Babies By Jay S. Jacobs Drug abuse has been a scourge in America – in the world – for generations. It often has tragic results for the users, and there are no simple answers to the problem. The new film Sno Babies takes a hard look at the dilemm...

Better Noise Films and the Amy Winehouse Foundation team up to present SNO BABIES. We're proud to be associated with the...
09/22/2020
Better Noise Films, Amy Winehouse Foundation team for 'Sno Babies' movie | The Music Universe

Better Noise Films and the Amy Winehouse Foundation team up to present SNO BABIES. We're proud to be associated with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, an organization dedicated to saving lives.

SNO BABIES is being released September 29, 2020 on VOD: Amazon, iTunes, Fandango now and more... #LetsSaveLives #SnoBabiesMovie #movienews #indiefilmmaking #womeninfilm #femaledirector #amazon #iTunes #FandangoNOW #BetterNoiseFlms #amyweinhousefoundation

Better Noise Films, Amy Winehouse Foundation team for 'Sno Babies' movie as the UK partner to benefit charity.

Katie and Paola are making the rounds talking Sno Babies.
09/21/2020

Katie and Paola are making the rounds talking Sno Babies.

Just caught up with Katie Kelly and Paola Andino, stars of the upcoming film Sno Babies Movie to discuss this hard-hitting addiction drama. Story (and video!) coming soon!

09/16/2020
Sno Babies Movie

Sno Babies Movie

Kristen and Hannah: smart, popular and addicted to he**in. A story of friendship, family and tragedy. Available Sept 29th.

09/16/2020
Sno Babies Movie

SNO BABIES on ITUNES - Pre-Order now!

Kristen and Hannah: smart, popular and addicted to he**in. A story of friendship, family and tragedy. Available Sept 29th.

Great piece with Nikki Sixx discussing the grim statistics regarding the current opioid crisis — and how he thankfully a...
09/16/2020
Nikki Sixx talks recovery, sobriety, advocacy: ‘I’d rather be the guy that people don't think is cool than be the guy in a coffin’

Great piece with Nikki Sixx discussing the grim statistics regarding the current opioid crisis — and how he thankfully avoided becoming a grim statistic himself. Download his news song Sixx:A.M. Artists for Recovery's "Maybe It's Time" and check out Sno Babies Movie on VOD on 9/29 #letssavelives

"It's not easy talking about stuff people don't want to talk about," says the recovering addict and Motley Crüe star. "It was not glamorous being an addict."

Escape The Fate
09/06/2020

Escape The Fate

Thanks to Philly Born Productions & Better Noise Music for having us on the Sno Babies Movie soundtrack!

Go listen to it here:
https://snobabies.ffm.to/soundtrack

08/22/2020
Def Leppard

Can’t thank you enough!

Joe is proud to be part of Artists For Recovery. “Maybe It’s Time” brings together artists to help fight substance use disorders and help people in recovery. The song is available on all streaming services now, and will be part of the Sno Babies Movie soundtrack. #SnoBabies will be available on demand September 29th. #LetsSaveLives

Listen: https://ffm.to/artistsforrecovery

08/21/2020
Sixx:A.M.

Thank you Sixx A.M.

SIXX:A.M. is proud to present Artists For Recovery. “Maybe It’s Time” brings together artists to help fight substance use disorders and help people in recovery.

The song is part of the Sno Babies Movie soundtrack. #SnoBabies will be available on demand September 29th. #LetsSaveLives
Download / Stream - https://ffm.to/artistsforrecovery

08/21/2020
SIXX:A.M. - Maybe It's Time ft. Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash

So proud to share this incredible song/music video from Nikki Sixx/Sixx A.M. - “Maybe It’s Time” featured in our upcoming film SNO BABIES. Combining film and music is a powerful tool to get our message of opioid awareness and hope for recovery out to the world. The song is available on all streaming services now, and will be part of the @snobabiesmovie soundtrack. #SnoBabies will be available on demand September 29th. #LetsSaveLives #save1preciouslife
ARTIST:
Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash, AWOLNATION and Tommy Vext

Official music video for 'Maybe It's Time' by SIXX:A.M. featuring Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash, AWOLNATION, and Tommy Vext....

07/31/2020
Sno Babies (Official Movie Trailer HD) #LetsSaveLives

We are proud to release the official trailer for SNO BABIES, directed by Bridget Smith, written by Mike Walsh, Produced by Better Noise Films and Philly Born Films.

SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER FEATURING
MUSIC FROM Bad Wolves, Nikki Sixx and Sixx:A.M., Cory Marks, From Ashes to New, Eva Under Fire, Escape The Fate and more.

A lot of star power in this soundtrack, and a movie with a powerful story and message behind it.

SNO BABIES movie will be released on 9/29, with Better Noise Films’ share of profits going to Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation. #LETSSAVELIVES #femaledirector #indiefilm #movies #phillyfilm #save1preciouslife #SavePhillyFilm

Check out the official Sno Babies trailer - out Sept. 29th on Better Noise Films - https://www.betternoisefilms.com/ Kristen and Hannah are best friends – sm...

Trailer coming soon!  #snobabiesmovie #femaledirector #indiefilm #phillyfilm #filmmakerslife #filmmaking #savelives #hop...
07/27/2020

Trailer coming soon! #snobabiesmovie #femaledirector #indiefilm #phillyfilm #filmmakerslife #filmmaking #savelives #hopetosave1preciouslife

Sno Babies movie will save lives - typical letter... - We receive heartfelt emails like this regularly from parents, gra...
06/15/2020

Sno Babies movie will save lives - typical letter... -

We receive heartfelt emails like this regularly from parents, grandparents, friends, sons, daughters whose lives have been ravaged by the opioid crisis. Our hope is that Sno Babies starts a conversation and saves lives because people will see themselves in these characters. It can happen to all of us. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. The recent covid crisis has caused a spike in overdoses. Please don’t forget that we have a massive battle to fight. Sno Babies will be released this fall. #snobabiesmovie #addiction #he**inepidemic #indiefilm

We've just launched a nationwide search for the lead role in our next feature film FINDING CHRISTMAS.If you know anyone ...
03/17/2020

We've just launched a nationwide search for the lead role in our next feature film FINDING CHRISTMAS.

If you know anyone who fits the bill below, share, and please have them contact me directly - [email protected]. I will not be checking Facebook Messenger.

It's a beautiful story and an amazing opportunity for an up and coming talent. Filming isn't until September.

Actor Rich Henkels, a professional Emmy-Award winning TV personality, discusses #SnoBabies and his personal connection t...
10/28/2018
Update 7: Actor Rich Henkels discusses Sno Babies and his personal connection to the story.. · Sno Babies The Movie

Actor Rich Henkels, a professional Emmy-Award winning TV personality, discusses #SnoBabies and his personal connection to the story. Please click on the link below to hear his wonderful testimonial and PLEDGE any amount you can to help us get this movie out there. We are over 70% funded but we MUST make our goal with only 10 days left. Every little bit helps! #SaveOurKids #He**in #Addiction #WomenInFilm #SupportIndieFIlm #Overdoses #TeensInTrouble

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bridgetsmith/sno-babies-the-movie/posts/2328202

Bridget Smith is raising funds for Sno Babies The Movie on Kickstarter! A shocking indie feature film about two suburban he**in addicted teens. Over 70,000 opioid deaths in US last year. HELP US SAVE LIVES!

Sno Babies Movie
10/25/2018
Sno Babies Movie

Sno Babies Movie

Cool write up in Deadline Hollywood about #SnoBabies. So excited to start filming with these two amazing talents and the rest of our incredible cast. I'm feeling blessed and honored to direct this powerful story. #SaveOurKids #SupportIndieFilm #PhillyMovies #WomenInFilm #DirectedbyWomen

PLEASE PLEDGE any amount you can to help us get this movie out there. Every little bit helps!Opioids and he**in OD's are...
10/24/2018
Sno Babies The Movie

PLEASE PLEDGE any amount you can to help us get this movie out there. Every little bit helps!

Opioids and he**in OD's are the leading cause of death among 15-to-19-year-olds. 3 out of 100 US HS students have used he**in and 75% of he**in addicts started opioid use through prescription drugs.

Click the link below, visit our fundraising page, learn about this powerful movie, and PLEASE support #SnoBabies KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. #SaveOurKids #SupportIndieFilm #Addiction #He**in

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bridgetsmith/sno-babies-the-movie?ref=aueput

A shocking indie feature film about two suburban he**in addicted teens. Over 70,000 opioid deaths in US last year. HELP US SAVE LIVES!

HELP US SAVE LIVES!  If you or someone you know has been affected by the raging and awful HE**IN and OPIOID epidemic, PL...
10/09/2018
Sno Babies The Movie

HELP US SAVE LIVES! If you or someone you know has been affected by the raging and awful HE**IN and OPIOID epidemic, PLEASE consider donating to our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. #SnoBabies shows the devastating effects of addiction found too commonly in quiet neighborhoods and suburbs throughout our country. This film will shed light on the subject and help those who grieve by telling their story.

Click on the image link below and watch our videos, meet our cast and crew, and learn about our powerful film. Everyone involved in this project is extremely passionate to tell this story, and believe it will open peoples eyes to this horrible epidemic and save lives.

There are some really cool REWARDS in exchange for your generosity.

PLEASE show your support!

#SupportIndieFilm #He**in #Addiction #WomenInFIlm #Opioid

Thank you so so much!

A gritty independent feature film that takes an unvarnished look at teen he**in addiction.

04/07/2018
Life Stories

So inspiring...

Before he was an Oscar-winning writer, he was a young kid with facial paralysis and a dog named Butkus. Sly was expendable, living in the eye of the tiger and struggling to tell the story he wrote about an up-and-coming boxer. This is the true inspiring story of Rocky.

03/20/2018

- #7thSecret Michael Patrick Lane and @LukasHassel - great men, and brilliant actors who are killing it. Love and miss you guys.

03/20/2018

Two brilliant actors and incredible men. Proud to have directed them in #7thSecret. They’re both killing it. #indiefilm #womeninfilm #directedbywomen Michael Patrick Lane @lukashassel

It's #DirectedByWomen month -You know you're a minority when they dedicate a whole month to you. Let’s change that! #Wom...
03/15/2018

It's #DirectedByWomen month -You know you're a minority when they dedicate a whole month to you. Let’s change that! #WomenInFilm #Director #femaledirector #7thSecret #SnoBabies

Saw #RedSparrow and once again blown away by  #JenniferLawrence. She is absolutely brilliant!   I can't wait to direct h...
03/13/2018

Saw #RedSparrow and once again blown away by #JenniferLawrence. She is absolutely brilliant! I can't wait to direct her in my next film. That’s right - see what I did there? I'm not afraid to dream big. #DreamBig #FemaleDirector #indiefilmmaker #womeninfilm

Always loved Paul Newman. He’s a class act.  We need a few more likehim.  #womeninfilm #femalefilmmaker #equalpay
03/11/2018
Susan Sarandon Says Paul Newman Gave Her Part of His Salary to Ensure Equal Pay

Always loved Paul Newman. He’s a class act. We need a few more like
him. #womeninfilm #femalefilmmaker #equalpay

Susan Sarandon says Paul Newman gave her part of his salary when they worked together on the 1998 crime drama “Twilight.” In an interview with BBC Radio 5, Sarandon recalled when Newman helped ensu…

Check out our #SnoBabies Promo  and website. We’re shooting soon in the Philadelphia area soon. Powerful story and cast....
01/16/2018
Sno Babies

Check out our #SnoBabies Promo and website. We’re shooting soon in the Philadelphia area soon. Powerful story and cast. #indiefilmmaker #directedbywomen #he**inaddiction #womeninfilm #phillyfilms

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