Nicole Simone Backus is an American actress, writer, producer and director  who recently wrote, produced and directed a short film A Friendship That Binds. Nicole was born and raised in the Bronx, NY till the age of 9 and thereafter moved to Glens Falls, NY where she fell in love with film. Nicole’s inspiration to write These Streets Don’t Love You Like I Do was due to her trails of homelessness, domestic violence and poverty, which not only has she experienced but seen throughout her community.  These experiences allowed her to overcome the burdening obstacles of life. Nicole is multi-talented, as she continues to work as a casting director, content creator and director for her company Sunmoonrising Films LLC., which she created in 2018. Nicole continues to work behind the scenes for Saving You, Saving Me as media supervisor and will be featured this July 2019 in Rochester Women Online publication. Nicole Simone Backus is a diverse artist and a sure talent to bring your vision to life.


Joe Wooley is a SAG-AFTRA actor, producer, writer and host. Joe Wooley has been featured on several television shows such as Blue Bloods, Power, Murphy Brown and This Is Us to name a few. Joe is a retired U.S Marine and an amazing Voice Over Artist. 


Sunmoonrising Media is a communication outlet for film and entertainment. Our focus is to highlight up and coming talent in the film indutry. SMR Media also provides a platform for independent filmmakers to highlight their original and diverse stories.

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