Half Lit Smile

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Brighton, Massachusetts

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Half Lit Smile is a creative video and film production house dedicated to creating beautiful content. Whatever your vision, we're here to make it happen. We shoot with top-of-the-line equipment (including, but not limited to, our RED Epic Dragon) and love breaking it out. Music videos, documentaries, corporate or commercial vignettes, shorts, narratives... you name it, we're your guys.

Half Lit Smile got its name from a young man and friend named Billy Derr. There's a long story behind it, and we're happy to share it with you if you reach out and ask, but for the sake of timeliness, let's just say Billy's personality cocktail of fun, goofy, hilarious, witty, and adventurous led his signature pose to be the one you see both here and towards the top of the screen. That was his "half lit" smile: two thumbs half up and an ostensibly confused grin.

Billy passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2016, and a best friend was taken from us at the young age of 24. Half Lit Smile was formed in his loving memory, and his iridescent ways will live on through our work.

We have been in the industry since 2016.


Added on 5/20/2016

UMelt: National Grilled Cheese Day 2016

A wise man once said, “never trust those who would turn down an offer of free grilled cheese–unless they’re lactose intolerant. Those people get a pass.” ? That’s a made up quote; but our team…

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UMelt: National Grilled Cheese Day 2016
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Behind the Scenes of the "Save That" Music Video


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2016 Bronze Telly Award: Online Video - Branded Content & Entertainment - Commercials 2016 Bronze Telly Award: Film/Video - Non-Broadcast Productions - Social Responsibility 2016 Bronze Telly Award: Film/Video - Non-Broadcast Productions - Documentary 2016 Bronze Telly Award: Online Video - Branded Content & Entertainment - Promotional Branding 2016 Silver Telly Award: People's Telly - Non-Broadcast Productions - Non-Broadcast Production Awardeo Short Film of the Week