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  • TITLE (ORIGINAL): Filly Brown

    TITLE (English): Filly Brown
    DIRECTORS: Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 102 min
    LANGUAGE: English with Spanish subtitles

    Producers: Amir Delara, Youseff Delara, Michael D. Olmos, Mico Olmos, Edward Rios, Khoolaid Rios, Victor Teran
    Executive Producers: Edward James Olmos, Kevin Smith, Homa Soroor
    Screenwriter: Youssef Delara
    Cinematographer: Ben Kufrin
    Editors: Eric R. Brodeur, Youssef Delara
    Music: Reza Safinia
    Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Emilio Rivera, Joseph Julian Soria

    Youssef DeLara tells the story of “Majo” Tonorio, as known as Filly Brown, a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. When a music producer offers her a contract, she has to make one of the most important decisions of her life. With her mother in jail on drug charges, this music deal could help get her away from her troubled family. Accepting the deal could also mean turning her back on the friends who got her to this point of success.

    Directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos, the cast includes Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips, Emilio Riviera and Edward James Olmos with Gina Rodriguez as Filly Brown in her film debut.  The film premiered at Sundance in 2012.

    Director's Biography
    Youssef Delara lives in Los Angeles and spent long periods of time working in special effects for TV series and Star Trek films. Currently he is working on his new film, “Snap”.

    Michael Olmos is one of the founders of Chamber Six Productions Productions. Olmos is working in his new film, “Little Treasure” with Forest Whitaker.