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Boston2Philly is a coming-of-age independent drama that chronicles the life of Rome "Boston" Williams (Ralph A.), a young Black male from Boston, struggling with his identity and his ability to form real relationships in his new city of Philadelphia after a tragic accident takes the lives of his family.

Set on a fictional Philadelphia University campus, Rome encounters Professor Balan who challenges his freshmen class to develop a deeper relationship with their "inner selves," along with connecting on a more personal level with their peers.

Through an exploration of each other's histories, the group of diverse freshman slowly becomes a cohesive group, initially bonded by an assignment, but glued by their shared fears, hopes, and dreams. Both melodramatic and comedic, poignant and enlightening, through the personal journeys of the students, Boston2Philly reminds us all that sometimes the first step to true success comes from understanding who you were, who you are, and where you are going.

  • Ralph Celestin
    District C11
  • Ralph Celestin
    S.E.L.L.A's Kitchen
  • Ralph Celestin
  • Mia Mendez
    Key Cast
  • Ar-Ab
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  • Ralph Celestin
    Key Cast
  • John Jamison
    Key Cast
  • Leah Allyson
    Key Cast
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    Drama, romance, Coming of age, comedy
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 4 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Ralph Celestin

Writer, Director & Producer
Ralph A. Celestin
Instagram: rcelest2016

Ralph Celestin is a screenwriter, Film producer and Actor based out of the East Coast. The international distributed Sci-Fi Thriller District C11 and highly anticipated Coming of Age Drama Boston2Philly are just some of the many projects to be created under the supervision and creativity of Ralph Celestin.
Ralph has a very unique perspective on life and on film which he displays effortlessly throughout the many projects he has either written, produced or helped cast. Ralph's primary goal as a screenwriter is to create work that not only makes a statement but is viewed in its entirety as a work of art in the film community.

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Director Statement

A few months ago, I made a resolution to chase my dreams and leave behind anything preventing me form reaching my goals. This simple decision opened the floodgates. I suddenly became aware of how much I truly didn’t enjoy my current job, how much I was sick and tired of my current apartment, how much I really felt stagnant and just fed up of going to the same bars or nightclubs in Boston every weekend. Fast forward a few weeks, I soon found myself with a one way ticket to Philadelphia with a new job offer, a new apartment
waiting for me and a new city I’ve yet to explore.
Philadelphia has a horrible reputation outside of those who live in it, a sad but very true
statement. Due to certain films, musicians, books, etc., that depicts Philly as a drug war ridden,
mindless crime having and overall ugly/gritty place. I came to realize that Philadelphia is an
amazing city, and that when you start to
unravel/tear away all the stupid stereotypes and
culture raping themes that these unoriginal films, musicians, etc.,
use to pollute the minds of our youth and tarnish
the image of this great city, you find unbelievable
architecture, a vibrant music scene and real
history the whole world is attached to.
The story of why I made my film really grows from this initial idea, to depict the Philly people don’t know about but is right there in front of them if they just wipe the crap from their eyes!