A Better Life

Every father wants more for his son.

A Better Life (2011)


A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.

Director: Chris Weitz
Writer: Eric Eason

Release Date: 2011-06-24
Status: Released
Run time: 98 min / 1:38
Budget: $10,000,000
Revenue: $1,759,252
Production Companies : McLaughlin Films, Depth of Field, Summit Entertainment, Lime Orchard Productions, Witt/Thomas Productions
Production Country: United States of America



Demián Bichir
Carlos Riquelme
José Julián
Luis Galindo
Chelsea Rendon
Ruthie Valdez
Dolores Heredia
Joaquín Cosio
Blasco Martinez
Carlos Linares
Bobby Soto
Nancy Lenehan
Mrs. Donnely
Gabriel Chavarria
Tim Griffin
Olivia Presley
Rude busrider
Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo


Directing Chris Weitz Director
Writing Eric Eason Screenplay
Writing Roger L. Simon Story
Visual Effects Dottie Starling Visual Effects Supervisor
Editing Peter Lambert Editor
Camera Javier Aguirresarobe Director of Photography
Production Joseph Middleton Casting
Production Carla Hool Casting
Sound Alexandre Desplat Original Music Composer
Directing Liliana M. Molina Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Elaine Montalvo Costume Design
Art Missy Stewart Production Design
Production Jami Gertz Producer
Production Chris Weitz Producer
Production Christian McLaughlin Producer
Production Stacey Lubliner Producer
Production Paul Junger Witt Producer
Production Tony Thomas Executive Producer
Production Laura Greenlee Co-Producer
Art Christopher Tandon Art Direction
Art Bryan Venegas Set Decoration
Production Robb Earnest Production Supervisor
Production Laura Greenlee Unit Production Manager
Sound Yehuda Maayan Sound Mixer
Sound Scott Hecker Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Merrick Morton Still Photographer
Camera Kirk R. Gardner Steadicam Operator
Camera Kirk R. Gardner Camera Operator
Camera Ian Fox Camera Operator
Sound Alexandra Patsavas Music Supervisor
Crew Trampas Thompson Stunt Coordinator

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