A young Latina musician on the verge of shooting to hip-hop stardom finds herself having to choose between the people she loves and her dreams.
Edward James Olmos stars as Leandro.
Mr. Olmos also performs a duet with film star Gina Rodriguez on the film's soundtrack.
Filly Brown debuted on January 20, 2012, at the Sundance Film Festival, and was a part of the London branch of the festival in the following April. The film made its theatrical debut on April 19, 2013.
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- Filly Brown was a part of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the inaugural 2012 Sundance London.
- Filly Brown reunites Edward James Olmos with his Stand and Deliver co-star Lou Diamond Phillips.
- Filly Brown is co-directed by Edward James Olmos' son Michael, and is produced by his son Mico.
- Edward James Olmos' son Bodie, who has appeared in several other projects with his dad, also has a cameo role in Filly Brown.
- Edward James Olmos' "Battlestar Galactica" co-stars Jamie Bamber and Kerry Norton also have parts in Filly Brown
- Youssef Delara also co-directed Bedrooms with Edward James Olmos' son Michael.
- 2012 Imagen Awards: won Best Actress Feature Film (Gina Rodriguez) and Best Actor Feature Film (Lou Diamond Phillips); nominations for Best Feature Film and Best Director Feature Film (Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos).