New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Better Noise Films' gripping and emotive tale SNO BABIES premieres on On-Demand & Digital
platforms worldwide on Tuesday, September
29. Bridget Smith's directorial debut, SNO BABIES is one of the year's most important, provocative films starring Katie Kelly
(Game of Silence), Paola
Andino (Queen of the South), Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me), Shannan Wilson (Elementary) and is produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi.
SNO BABIES depicts the grim realities of addiction and its effects on a middle-class suburban town. Kristen and Hannah
are teenage best friends-smart, likable and college-bound- and addicted to heroin. The pair of seemingly unlikely addicts spiral down a path of destruction, hiding their secret from well-meaning but busy parents behind pink bedrooms and school uniforms. SNO BABIES shows how easy it can be to both miss and hide the signs of addiction behind the façade of "good" neighborhoods and pleasant, busy communities.
More than just a movie, SNO BABIES is a reminder that we can change perceptions and through the power of our networks and communities, we can save lives. Sno Babies raises money for the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) and the Amy Winehouse
Foundation, to help fund critical support services for people in recovery. Better Noise Films' share of profits from the film and all artist royalties from the soundtrack are being donated to these two worthy organizations with matching contributions from Better Noise Music.
"We know from personal experience the devastation and heartbreak that addiction can bring. Since setting up the Amy Winehouse
Foundation in our daughter's memory 9 years ago, we have learnt so much about this condition. We have also learnt that recovery is possible and people can go on to live wonderful and fulfilling lives," says Mitch Winehouse of the Amy Winehouse
Foundation. "We've made it our mission to work with people in recovery and to support young people who are struggling with the same sorts of issues as Amy and we're delighted that Better Noise and SNO BABIES are helping us to do that."
has an amazing performance that is tough, but an important one to watch. It's definitely a film that makes you just sit and think for a while after. Truly heart-wrenching." - Bailey Briggs, THE REEL DALLAS
SNO BABIES is the first feature from Better Noise Films, a new venture from Allen Kovac. In addition to his recording company Better Noise Music, Kovac has managed artists such as Bee Gee's, Luther Vandross, Blondie, Meatloaf, Mötley Crüe and The Cranberries. Most recently Kovac has co-produced Netflix 2018 sensation 'The Dirt' based on the life of Mötley Crüe, with a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Kovac has also produced many TV Documentaries such as HBO special 'The Bee Gee's One Night Only', MTV VH1 special 'Mötley Crüe's Resurrection of Mötley Crüe', and 'Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise.' SNO BABIES is the first of two 2020-21 releases for Kovac's Better Noise Films.
Kovac said, "Studio heads, agents and managers know there is nothing sadder than when an artist or actor you've worked with passes away through misadventure. This movie is a wakeup call to the entertainment industry that we can't lose more brilliant artists like Prince, Tom Petty, Juice Wrld, Mac Miller, Lil Peep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, or River Phoenix." He continued "With over 70,000 people dying of drug overdoses in 2019 in the USA, this film is a way parents can open up the conversation of drugs with their kids before they go to college, an older brother can share a link to SNO BABIES to his younger brother to watch and say that he's there to answer any questions afterwards, or for a rehab group to watch together. This is a conversation we need to have in the USA to destigmatize addiction. I have worked with Nikki
Sixx of Mötley Crüe and SIXX:AM for 13 years to make this a global conversation to save lives, please join us!"
With the country's opioid epidemic spiking from as a fesult of the COVID virus, the entertainment industry continues to lose its best and brightest to substance use disorders. Better Noise Entertainment has committed to fighting this problem and has collaborating with the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) to raise funds that will support of recovery and directly benefit struggling communities. Better Noise Entertainment will use their expertise in content creation, audience connection and creative storytelling to develop and amplify messaging to a wide pop-culture audience. Other entertainment industry companies partnering on this project to save lives include Live Nation, Ticketmaster, iHeart, Pandora, Sirius, Entercom and Cumulus among others.
"Powerful! A Must- See Movie For All Families Who Have a Loved One Struggling With Addiction"
- THE SOBER WORLD
The official SNO BABIES soundtrack, which is now available for streaming and download, features some of today's biggest rock artists including Cory Marks, Bad Wolves, Hellyeah
and Sixx: A.M.
as well as the 'supergroup' collaboration from SIXX:A.M. Presents: Artists For Recovery - "Maybe It's Time" (feat. Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash, AWOLNATION, Tommy Vext.
ABOUT BETTER NOISE FILMS
Better Noise Films (BNF), a Better Noise Entertainment company (BNE), is led by entertainment industry pioneer, Allen Kovac (CEO) and COO Dan Lieblein (Cinecom, October Films, and USA Films). BNF develops feature films, unique programming and other original content. Along with Better Noise Music, a leading global independent record label, Better Noise Films serves as an emerging platform for delivering top quality content that engages audiences, develops artists and builds the BNE brand. The company's first 2 releases are SNO BABIES (due out Fall 2020) and THE RETALIATORS (comes out March 2021).
ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC:
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premier independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions and tours. Better Noise Music
(formerly Eleven Seven
Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, AWOLNATION, Mötley Crüe, Atlas
Genius, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, Nothing More
and The Hu. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney. https://betternoise.com/
ABOUT THE GLOBAL RECOVERY INITIATIVES
The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) is the first and only national community foundation dedicated to building a philanthropic source of funding for organizations to expand their capacity to provide people with substance abuse disorder recovery support services.
GRI supports organizations using evidence-based programs that have demonstrated success in:
Engagement of philanthropy leaders to invest in recovery focused non profit initiatives
Reducing the stigma around substance use disorders, and recovery.
Deploy public, private and pop culture resources to strengthen the field of recovery.
ABOUT THE AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION
Following Amy's untimely death in 2011, the Winehouse family set up the Amy Winehouse
Foundation to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Today, through their range of projects, they work with thousands of young people both in the UK and abroad. The charity has three core areas of focus:
To inform and educate young people about the effects of drug & alcohol misuse.
To provide support for those most vulnerable, those at high risk of misuse or disadvantaged through circumstance.
To support the personal development of disadvantaged children and young people through music
Foundation (a charity registered in England and Wales with registration number 1143740) will receive all profits obtained in the UK by 11-7 Recording Corp. (doing business as Better Noise Music), estimated to be approximately £40,000 in total.