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Synopsis: KRISTEN, (Newcomer Katie Kelly) a 16-year-old suburban honor student is addicted to heroin. 

She shoots the poison into her system in the most disturbing and creative ways imaginable with her best friend HANNAH (Paola Andino, Every Which Way – Nickelodeon, and Queen of the South – USA Network).

Kristen and Hannah are America’s daughters. We watch a nightmare unfold in front of our eyes as these two beautiful girls with seemingly bright futures are sucked into the underbelly of the opioid crisis.

When faced with a life altering problem, Kristen’s personal demons emerge, setting in motion a series of events that will change everyone’s lives forever.

Sno Babies is a cautionary tale that drags your face through gravel but ultimately gives you a ray of hope.


Not Rated, drug use and paraphernalia 



Run Time

109 minutes


Katie Kelly (Kristen McKusker)
Paola Andino (Hannah)
Michael Lombardi (Matt)
Shannan Wilson (Clare McKusker)

Directed by

Bridget Smith

Written by

Michael Walsh


Joe Hennigan

Director's Statement

Sno Babies was a passion project from start to finish. It explores the opioid epidemic in America’s suburbs, where teens have access to money and parents who are often too busy pursuing the American Dream to see what is happening right in their own homes. Unlike most films about heroin addiction, Kristen and Hannah cannot be easily written off as “different” or obviously damaged individuals from some obscure subset of our culture. Watching these two beautiful young girls descend into the black hole of addiction is every parent’s worst nightmare. I believe that exposing this unvarnished real horror will open people’s eyes and encourage them to look at themselves and their own families. Hopefully, Sno Babies can make a difference and we can save future Kristen’s and Hannah’s from this living hell. It’s more than a film, it’s a movement.

Director's Bio

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Bridget is a Director/Film Editor who got her start as a stage actress, and stand-up comic. She did the comedy circuit for years before landing a featured spot in Comedy Central’s long running series Premium Blend. While living in NYC, Bridget produced and directed several off broadway theater productions before diving into film. She is making her directorial debut with Sno Babies. She has gone on to Direct several features including Lucky Jack and the soon to be released Thriller/horror The Retaliators.


"Katie Kelly delivers a powerful and heartbreaking performance." - Mara Reinstein, US Weekly

"A must-see heartbreaking tale about the harsh realities of addiction." WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, HOLLYWOOD CRITICS ASSOCIATION - Scott Menzel, WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, HOLLYWOOD CRITICS ASSOCIATION

"An emotionally powerful film with very strong messaging. Every parent and teen should see this film!" - - Debbie Lynn Elias,, BEHIND THE LENS

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