A Better Life


1h 38m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the US. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. Together, they embark on a physical and spiritual journey whe

Film Details

Also Known As
Better Life, Gardener, The, Una vida mejor
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Alex¿S Gourmet Catering; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cranium; Depth Of Field; Dewitt Stern Group; Entertainment Partners; Giovanni Lopez; International Film Guarantors; John A Hamby; Lida Davidians; Lime Orchard Productions; Mclaughlin Films; Night Lights By Bebee Inc.; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.; Paskal Lighting; Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman; Sessions Payroll Management, Inc.; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Technicolor; Tm Motion Picture Equipment; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Wildfire Lighting And Visual Effects; Wildfire Sonic Magic; Witt/Thomas Films
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC; Belga Films; Contender Entertainment; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Eone; Les Films Séville; Les Films Séville; Mars Distribution; Nu-Metro; Russian Report; SND-Groupe M6; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the US. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. Together, they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream.

Crew

Maxine Abarbara

Studio Teacher

Rachel Aberly

Unit Publicist

Willy Abers

Song

Amy H Abrams

Assistant Camera

Kim Adrassi

Makeup Artist

Mark Agostino

Audio

Antonio Aguilar

Song Performer

Javier Aguirresarobe

Director Of Photography

Neiver A Alvarez

Song

Jesse Anderson

Costumer

Alani "la La" Anthony

Song Performer

Greg Anthony

Stunts

David Arch

Music

Roland Arenz

Assistant Location Manager

Danny Arias

Stunts

Diana Ascher

Post-Production Accountant

Dustin Ault

Best Boy Grip

Wade Barnett

Adr

Wade Barnett

Adr

Alex Barnoya

Medic

Jean-pascal Beintus

Music

Charles Belardinelli

Special Effects Coordinator

Ulises Bella

Song

Ellen Benjamin

Assistant

Christine Bergren

Legal Services

James P. Bittl

Greensman

George Bolton

Transportation Captain

James Bomalick

Special Effects Technician

Charmaine Boos

Studio Teacher

Josh Borgese

Greensman

Steve Borgese

Greensman

Rick Bowen

Driver

Carolyn Bowes

Production Assistant

Linda Bracero

Production Coordinator

Steve Bridgeman

Driver

Safowa Bright-asare

Costumer

Timothy Thomas Brown

Stunts

Mike Burnham

Song

Dannielle Carr

Post-Production Assistant

Gloria Pasqua Casny

Hair Stylist

César Castro

Song

Eric C Castro

Rigging Electrician

Rafael Castro

Video Assist/Playback

Malcolm Catto

Song

Nicolas Charron

Music

Jerry Chavez

Property Master

Giselle Chruszcz

Assistant

Sallie Cignanovich

Hair Stylist

Juan Cisneros

Sound Department

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

John Cleveland

Grip

Phil Cobb

Trumpet

Andy Cone

Assistant Location Manager

Denis Cordova

Construction Coordinator

James A Costello

On-Set Dresser

Robert E. Craft

Location Manager

Kyle Craig

Foreman

Andy Crawford

Dolly Grip

Juana Alvarez De Cruz

Song

Ali Cummings

Legal Services

Charles Currier

Stunts

Gary L Dagg

Key Grip

Lara Dale

Foley

Fermin Davalos

Location Manager

Chris David

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lida Davidians

Production Insurance

Christopher Davis

Song

Carlos De La Torre

Assistant Director

Jon De Pabon

Painter

James L Depue

Driver

Alexandre Desplat

Music

Alexandre Desplat

Music Conductor

Alexandre Desplat

Original Score

Dhamarata G. Dhiensuwana

Key Rigging Grip

Tchaka Diallo

Song

Tchaka Diallo

Song Performer

Louis Dicesare

Gaffer

Ron Dolecki

Legal Services

Rodrigo Dorame

Driver

Wendy Drapanas

Graphic Designer

Andrew Dudman

Music

Daniel Durr

Lighting Technician

Timothy R Durr

Best Boy

Eric Dyson

Assistant Camera

Robb Earnest

Production Supervisor

Eric Eason

Screenplay

Jim Ellis

Music

Gonzalo Espinoza

Song

Michael Fauntleroy

Assistant Camera

Tim Feimster

On-Set Dresser

Jake Ferguson

Song

Alejandro Fernandez

Song Performer

David Fernandez

Costumer

Eloy Fernandez

Assistant Property Master

Marisa Ferrey

Assistant Director

Jose Vaca Flores

Song

Wayne Flowers

Driver

Xavier Forcioli

Music

John Fors

Boom Operator

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Dalia Franco

Legal Services

Luis Ivan Garcia

Production Assistant

Ray Garcia

On-Set Dresser

Terry Garcia

Assistant Sound Editor

William Garcia

Craft Service

Maritza L Garcia-roddy

Costume Supervisor

Kirk Gardner

Steadicam Operator

Miguel Alejandro Gaxiola

Song

Jami Gertz

Producer

Rebecca Gilliver

Music

Lucia Gillot

Painter

Francisco Gomez

Song

Sergio Gomez

Song

Jack Gonzalez

Song

Roy Granada

Rigging Gaffer

Kyle Gray

Compositor

Colin Green

Music

Laura Greenlee

Coproducer

Laura Greenlee

Unit Production Manager

Woody Guthrie

Song

Jose Gutierrez

Art Department Coordinator

John A Hamby

Production Insurance

Bridget Hart

Stand-In

Allen Hartz

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Hatzer

Colorist

Maggie Hayes

Hair Stylist

Scott Hecker

Supervising Sound Editor

Brigitte Heichelbech

Painter

David Henri

Film Lab

Jose Hernandez

Driver

Mary Hernandez

Accounting Clerk

Eric Herrarte

Chef

Antonio Valdes Herrera

Song

Pablo C Herrera

Craft Service

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Mark Holmes

Driver

Carla Hool

Casting Director

Ami Howard

Loader

Rick Hromadka

Sound Editing

Charles Hunter

Painter

Anne Hyvarinen

Painter

Daniel Indart

Song

Charles Martin Inouye

Music Editor

Elbert Irving

Visual Effects Coordinator

Andi Isaacs

Studio Executive

Nathan Israel

Production Assistant

Mike Jackson

Song

Dennis Janovici

Driver

Ismael Jimenez

Production Assistant

Ismael Jimenez

Production Assistant

Evan Johnson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Paul Katz

Consultant

Stephen Kelley

On-Set Dresser

Joe Kelly

Grip

Charles Kern

Painter

Kraig Kishi

Sound Department

Elliot L. Koretz

Sound Editing

Jasmine Kosovic

Post-Production Supervisor

Ben Kraus

Production Assistant

Ashley Kravitz

Rights & Clearances

El Mayo De La Sierra

Song Performer

Tom Lamb

Compositor

Peter Lambert

Editor

Edgar Landa

Stunts

Nito Larioza

Stunts

Carmine Lauri

Music

Carrie Lazar

Loader

Danny Le Boyer

Stunts

Semone Leifer

Casting Assistant

Norma Jean Leonard

Production Assistant

Will Leong

Stunts

Nick Liapetchakul

Rigging Grip

Timothy Limer

Sound Recordist

Tim Van Der Linden

Rigging Electrician

Melissa Lizardo

Production Assistant

Romy Loor

Production Assistant

Giovanni Lopez

Production Insurance

Stacey Lubliner

Producer

Yehuda Maayan

Sound Mixer

Stephanie Mace

Production Assistant

Travis Mackay

Adr Mixer

Michael Marcellino

Hair Stylist

Kindra Marra

Assistant Editor

Bill Marti

Assistant Camera

Ivan Scott Martin

Song

Alejandro Martinez

Song

Anthony Martins

Stunts

Ricardo Mtndez Matta

Assistant Director

Pete Mcadams

Grip

Gerard Mccann

Music Editor

Caitlin Mckenna

Adr Voice Casting

Christian Mclaughlin

Producer

Jim Mclean

Compositor

Jim Mclean

Compositor

Joseph Middleton

Casting Director

Danza De Moctezuma

Song Performer

Liliana M Molina

Script Supervisor

Elaine Montalvo

Costume Designer

Joe Moraldi

Driver

Sylvain Morizet

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Better Life, Gardener, The, Una vida mejor
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Alex¿S Gourmet Catering; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cranium; Depth Of Field; Dewitt Stern Group; Entertainment Partners; Giovanni Lopez; International Film Guarantors; John A Hamby; Lida Davidians; Lime Orchard Productions; Mclaughlin Films; Night Lights By Bebee Inc.; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.; Paskal Lighting; Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman; Sessions Payroll Management, Inc.; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Technicolor; Tm Motion Picture Equipment; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Wildfire Lighting And Visual Effects; Wildfire Sonic Magic; Witt/Thomas Films
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC; Belga Films; Contender Entertainment; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; Eone; Les Films Séville; Les Films Séville; Mars Distribution; Nu-Metro; Russian Report; SND-Groupe M6; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Summer June 24, 2011

Released in United States on Video October 18, 2011

Released in United States 2011

Roger L. Simon was previously attached to direct from his screenplay.

Andy Garcia was previously attached to star.

Limited Release in United States Summer June 24, 2011

Released in United States on Video October 18, 2011

Project was previously in development with Movie Screen Entertainment.

Released in United States 2011 (Galas)