Project Description

Filly Brown TheatricalProduction Company: Cima Films, Inc.
Genre: Drama Format: RED
Notes: Dramatic Competition Sundance 2012, Theatrical Distribution Pantelion/LGF
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos

Synopsis: Maria Jose ‘Majo’ Tonorio is a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo’s sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away.