A Better Life (2011)

Better Life
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 38mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords 2010s, family, father/son, immigrant, immigration, Mexican-American
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Delinquent Habits Song Performer ("En Califa") 120788 8000035
Guilty Simpson Song Performer ("Piglets") 120788 8000064
Los Pilotos Song Performer ("Desde Mañana (Jardinero)") 120788 8000080
Ivan Scott Martin Song ("En Califa") 120859 8000034
Byron Simpson Song ("Piglets") 120859 8000061
Joan Sebastian Song ("Ya Se Acabó") 120859 8000031
Alejandro Fernandez Song Performer ("Ya Se Acabó") 120788 8000032
Travis Mackay ADR Mixer n/a 227 14000023
Timothy R Durr Best Boy n/a 120885 15000002
Wade Barnett ADR ADR Recordist 120912 14000024
Caitlin McKenna ADR Voice Casting n/a 2515 14000025
Lara Dale Foley Foley Assistant 120961 14000022
Louis DiCesare Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Ellen Heuer Foley Artist n/a 223 14000020
Terry Garcia Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000014
Derek Pippert Foley Editor n/a 221 14000013
Allen Hartz ADR/Dialogue Editor Dialogue Editor 120939 14000012
Eric A Norris Sound Editing n/a 120865 14000015
Elliott L Koretz Sound Editing n/a 120865 14000016
Timothy Limer Sound Recordist Mix Recordist 331 14000019
Roy Seeger Sound Editing n/a 120865 14000018
Rick Hromadka Sound Editing n/a 120865 14000017
Josh Reinhardt Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000021
Nikola Ristic Lighting Technician Lamp Operator 120907 15000003
John Cleveland Grip n/a 365 15000018
Joe Kelly Grip n/a 365 15000017
Ray Ochoa Grip n/a 365 15000016
Pete McAdams Grip n/a 365 15000015
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana Key Rigging Grip n/a 120946 15000019
Dustin Ault Best Boy Grip Best Boy Rigging Grip 265 15000020
Diana Ascher Post-Production Accountant (Trevanna Post, Inc) 120979 16000002
Lavinia Zetina Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Vich Thiensuwana Rigging Grip n/a 120944 15000022
Nick Liapetchakul Rigging Grip n/a 120944 15000021
Andy Crawford Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000014
Rodney Veto Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000013
Roy Granada Rigging Gaffer n/a 120937 15000007
Marty C Reder Lighting Technician Lamp Operator 120907 15000006
Idrissa Moulaye Sene Lighting Technician Lamp Operator 120907 15000005
Daniel Durr Lighting Technician Lamp Operator 120907 15000004
David R Youel Best Boy Electric Best Boy Rigging Electric 259 15000008
Travis Phung Rigging Electrician n/a 120958 15000009
Gary L Dagg Key Grip n/a 263 15000012
Eric C Castro Rigging Electrician n/a 120958 15000011
Tim Van Der Linden Rigging Electrician n/a 120958 15000010
Miguel Rivera ADR/Dialogue Editor n/a 120939 14000011
Gabe Serrano Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000008
Neil David Pontecorvo Greensman Greens 201 9000028
Noah Plunkett Greensman Greens 201 9000027
Josh Borgese Greensman Greens 201 9000026
James P Bittl Greensman On-Set Greensperson 201 9000025
Carla Hool Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Joseph Middleton Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Semone Leifer Casting Assistant n/a 177 10000005
Tammy L Smith Extras Casting n/a 120851 10000004
Dixie Webster Extras Casting n/a 120851 10000003
Steve Borgese Greensman Greensperson 201 9000024
Aaron Rodriguez Painter Stand-by Painter 200 9000023
Anne Hyvarinen Painter n/a 200 9000017
Jose Gutierrez Jr. Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000016
Gary Thomas Storyboard Artist n/a 199 9000015
Caroline Quinn Set Designer n/a 202 9000014
Jon De Pabon Painter Set Painter 200 9000018
Charles Kern Painter Set Painter 200 9000019
Brigitte Heichelbech Painter Set Painter 200 9000022
Lucia Gillot Painter Set Painter 200 9000021
Charles Hunter Painter Set Painter 200 9000020
Andi Isaacs Studio Executive (Summit Entertainment) 120875 11000001
Paul Katz Consultant Music Consultant(Eye2Ear><Music) 120784 12000001
Juan Cisneros Sound Sound Utility 120816 14000004
Scott Hecker Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000003
John Fors Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
Yehuda Maayan Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Kraig Kishi Sound Sound Utility 120816 14000005
Mark Agostino Audio Audio Playback 120810 14000006
Scott Sanders Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000009
Stephanie Wescott Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000003
Chris David Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000007
Maggie Hayes Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000011
Gloria Pasqua Casny Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000010
Jesse Anderson Costumer n/a 120880 13000004
David Fernandez Costumer n/a 120880 13000003
Maritza L Garcia-Roddy Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Elaine Montalvo Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Safowa Bright-Asare Costumer n/a 120880 13000005
Mark Sanchez Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000006
Michael Marcellino Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000009
Sallie Cignanovich Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000008
Kim Adrassi Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000007
Jon Title Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000010
Oscar Pizano Payroll Accountant n/a 121020 16000004
Christa "Beth" Watkins Production Assistant n/a 275 25000018
Will Sandoval Production Assistant n/a 275 25000017
Frank Reina Production Assistant n/a 275 25000016
Loriel Samaras Production Assistant n/a 275 25000015
Bryant Powell Stand-In n/a 121015 25000019
Bridget Hart Stand-In n/a 121015 25000020
Rick Bowen Driver n/a 273 25000024
Joe Moraldi Driver n/a 273 25000023
George Bolton Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000022
Mario Simon Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000021
Brad Pero Production Assistant n/a 275 25000014
Stephanie Mace Production Assistant n/a 275 25000013
Carolyn Bowes Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Nathan Israel Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Jesus Reyes Assistant Producers' Assistant 120820 25000005
Giselle Chruszcz Assistant (to Ms. Lubliner & Ms. Gertz) 120820 25000004
Ismael "Cheez" Jimenez Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
Ben Kraus Production Assistant n/a 275 25000009
Romy Loor Production Assistant n/a 275 25000012
Melissa Lizardo Production Assistant n/a 275 25000011
Norma Jean Leonard Production Assistant n/a 275 25000010
Esteban Munoz Driver n/a 273 25000025
Steve Bridgeman Driver n/a 273 25000026
Jeff Porter Medic Construction Medic 120966 25000041
Ahmed Saker Medic Construction Medic 120966 25000040
Alex Barnoya Medic Set Medic 120966 25000039
Dennis Janovici Driver n/a 273 25000038
Dannielle Carr Post-Production Assistant n/a 120882 25000042
Maxine Abarbara Studio Teacher n/a 121023 26000001
Rachel Aberly Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Ashley Kravitz Rights & Clearances Clearances Provider(Cleared by Ashley, Inc.) 120879 26000003
Charmaine Boos Studio Teacher n/a 121023 26000002
Ted Trella Driver n/a 273 25000037
Mark Holmes Driver n/a 273 25000036
Rodrigo Dorame Driver n/a 273 25000030
Peter Ortega Driver n/a 273 25000029
James L DePue Driver n/a 273 25000028
Nelson Noguera Driver n/a 273 25000027
German Rodriguez Driver n/a 273 25000031
Wayne Flowers Driver n/a 273 25000032
Pat Tousignant Driver n/a 273 25000035
Jose Hernandez Driver n/a 273 25000034
Federico Salas Driver n/a 273 25000033
Ellen Benjamin Assistant (to Mr Witt) 120820 25000003
Brenda Vogel Assistant (to Mr Weitz) 120820 25000002
Danny Le Boyer Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Danny Arias Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Will Leong Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Greg Anthony Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Timothy Thomas Brown Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Anthony Martins Stunts n/a 240 19000007
Mark Vanselow Stunts n/a 240 19000011
Jason Rodriguez Stunts n/a 240 19000010
Edgar Landa Stunts n/a 240 19000009
Charles Currier Stunts n/a 240 19000008
Trampas Thompson Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Dalia Franco Legal Services Music Clearance and Legal Services Provider(Christine Bergren Music Consulting) 120857 18000004
Giovanni Lopez Production Insurance Insurance Provider(DeWitt Stern Group) 120949 16000008
Lida Davidians Production Insurance Insurance Provider(DeWitt Stern Group) 120949 16000007
John A Hamby Production Insurance Insurance Provider(DeWitt Stern Group) 120949 16000006
Mary Hernandez Accounting Clerk n/a 121044 16000005
Todd Steiner Production Finance (Comerica Entertainment Group) 121166 16000009
Jared Underwood Production Finance (Comerica Entertainment Group) 121166 16000010
Ali Cummings Legal Services Music Clearance and Legal Services Provider(Christine Bergren Music Consulting) 120857 18000003
Christine Bergren Legal Services Music Clearance and Legal Services Provider(Christine Bergren Music Consulting) 120857 18000002
Ron Dolecki Legal Services (Rosenfeld, Meyer & Sussman, LLP) 120857 18000001
Nito Larioza Stunts n/a 240 19000012
Denis Cordova Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Jim McLean Compositor (Wildfire Visual Effects) 120626 23000011
Eric Pender Compositor (Wildfire Visual Effects) 120626 23000010
Tom Lamb Compositor (Wildfire Visual Effects) 120626 23000009
Caleb Owens Compositor (Wildfire Visual Effects) 120626 23000008
Jerry Chavez Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Lisa Marie Robinson Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000002
Luis Ivan Garcia Production Assistant (Art Department) 275 25000001
Richard Robinson Propman Propmaker Foreperson 120887 24000004
Eloy Fernandez Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000003
Kyle Gray Compositor (Wildfire Visual Effects) 120626 23000007
Elbert Irving IV Visual Effects Coordinator (Wildfire Visual Effects) 120760 23000006
William Garcia Craft Service n/a 120903 22000003
Pablo C Herrera Craft Service n/a 120903 22000002
Eric Herrarte Chef (Alex's Gourmet Catering, Inc.) 121045 22000001
Kyle Craig Construction Foreman Labor Foreperson 277 21000002
Wendy Drapanas Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000001
Charles Belardinelli Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000002
Lauren Ritchie Visual Effects Producer (Wildfire Visual Effects) 243 23000005
Dottie Starling Visual Effects Supervisor (Wildfire Visual Effects) 249 23000004
James Bomalick Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000003
Ray Garcia Set Dresser n/a 197 9000013
Stephen Kelley Set Dresser n/a 197 9000009
Roland Arenz Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000011
Andy Cone Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000010
Alfonso Ruiz Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000009
William T Wesley Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000008
Robb Earnest Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000012
Linda Bracero Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000013
Allison Rushton DGA Trainee n/a 120878 5000016
Marisa Ferrey Assistant Director n/a 163 5000015
Evan Johnson Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000014
Robert E Craft Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Fermin Davalos Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Eric Eason Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Roger L Simon Story By n/a 120779 4000001
Laura Greenlee Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Tony Thomas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Laura Greenlee Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Ricardo Mendez Matta Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Jasmine Kosovic Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000005
Liliana M Molina Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Carlos De La Torre Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Javier Aguirresarobe Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ian Fox Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Mark Sahagun Film Lab Digital Intermediate Editor 120850 6000017
Bob Peishel Film Lab Digital Intermediate 120850 6000016
Michael Hatzer Colorist Digital Intermediate Colorist 120920 6000015
David Henri Film Lab 24 Frame Playback 120850 6000014
Peter Lambert Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kindra Marra Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Alexandra Patsavas Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Alexandre Desplat Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Lara Ramirez Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Merrick Morton Still Photographer n/a 120485 6000013
Rafael Castro Video Assist/Playback Video Assist Operator 120899 6000012
Michael A Fauntleroy Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000006
Mariana Sanchez de Antunano Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000005
Kirk Gardner Steadicam Operator Camera Operator/Steadicam Operator 232 6000004
Mike Thomas Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Bill Marti Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000007
Eric Dyson Assistant Camera 1st Assistant Camera 233 6000008
Carrie Lazar Loader Camera Loader 120956 6000011
Ami Howard Loader Camera Loader 120956 6000010
Amy H Abrams Assistant Camera 2nd Assistant Camera 233 6000009
Stacey Lubliner Producer n/a 3 3000005
Jami Gertz Producer n/a 3 3000004
Richard Cabral Actor Marcelo Valdez 1 1000016
Robert Peters Actor Truck Driver 1 1000015
Isabella Rae Thomas Actor Linda 1 1000014
Valorie Hubbard Actor School Secretary 1 1000013
Isabella Balajadia Actor Bella 1 1000017
Giselle Nieto Actor Gigi 1 1000018
Yelyna De Leon Actor Ruthie's Mother 1 1000021
Ray Moreno Actor Ruthie's Uncle 1 1000020
Luis A Colocio Actor Ruthie's Uncle 1 1000019
Trampas Thompson Actor School Security Officer 1 1000012
Gabriel Chavarria Actor Ramon 1 1000011
Joaquín Cosío Actor Blasco Martinez 1 1000005
Dolores Heredia Actor Anita 1 1000004
Chelsea Rendon Actor Ruthie Valdez 1 1000003
Jose Julian Actor Luis Galindo 1 1000002
Carlos Linares Actor Santiago 1 1000006
Nancy Lenehan Actor Mrs. Donnelley 1 1000007
Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo Actor As Himself 1 1000010
Bobby Soto Actor Facundo 1 1000009
Tim Griffin Actor Juvie Officer 1 1000008
Rolando Molina Actor Jesus 1 1000022
Taide Acosta Actor Young Woman 1 1000023
Tom Schanley Actor ICE Officer 1 1000037
Jason Medwin Actor ICE Officer 1 1000036
Eddie Martinez Actor Rey 1 1000035
Todd Felix Actor Gabe Wettenal 1 1000034
Abraham Chaidez Actor Coyote 1 1000038
Chris Weitz Director n/a 2 2000001
Chris Weitz Producer n/a 3 3000003
Christian McLaughlin Producer n/a 3 3000002
Paul Junger Witt Producer n/a 3 3000001
Adrian Mojica Actor Police Officer 1 1000033
Marlon Correa Actor Prison Guard 1 1000032
Magi Avila Actor Shot Girl 1 1000026
Isidro Vallin Actor Payaso 1 1000025
Joe Renteria Actor Bearded Man 1 1000024
Henry Ambriz Actor Mexican Singer 1 1000027
Miguel Alejandro Gaxiola Actor Voz de Mando Singer 1 1000028
Charles Currier Actor Auto Mart Security Guard 1 1000031
Robert Renderos Actor Busboy 1 1000030
Jorge Arturo Gaxiola Actor Voz de Mando Singer 1 1000029
Alexandre Desplat Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000003
The London Symphony Orchestra Performer Music Performer 120819 8000004
Dionicio Sanchez Song ("Hay Ojitos") 120859 8000074
Cornelio Reina Song ("Hay Ojitos") 120859 8000073
El Mayo De La Sierra Song Performer ("Y Tu Tan Lejos") 120788 8000072
Victor Ochoa Song ("Y Tu Tan Lejos") 120859 8000071
Intocable Song Performer ("Hay Ojitos") 120788 8000075
Juana Alvarez De Cruz Song ("Eslabón Por Eslabón") 120859 8000076
Los Pilotos Song ("Desde Mañana (Jardinero)") 120859 8000079
Danza de Moctezuma Song Performer ("Son De Mascutepetla") 120788 8000078
Los Invasores de Nuevo León Song Performer ("Eslabón Por Eslabón") 120788 8000077
The Heliocentrics Song Performer ("Before I Die") 120788 8000069
Mike Burnham Song ("Before I Die") 120859 8000068
Woody Guthrie Song ("California") 120859 8000057
Gonzalo Espinoza Song ("California") 120859 8000056
Sergio Gomez Song ("California") 120859 8000055
Francisco Gomez Song ("California") 120859 8000054
Akwid Song Performer ("California") 120788 8000058
Mike Jackson Song ("Piglets") 120859 8000062
Jake Ferguson Song ("Before I Die") 120859 8000067
Malcolm Catto Song ("Before I Die") 120859 8000066
Dan Ubick Song ("Piglets") 120859 8000063
Miguel Alejandro Gaxiola Song ("Comandos Del MP "500 Balazos"") 120859 8000082
Voz de Mando Song Performer ("Comandos Del MP "500 Balazos"") 120788 8000083
David Touster Set Decorator Set Decorator Buyer 165 9000006
Phil Tubach Lead Person n/a 120957 9000005
Javiera Varas Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000004
Bryan John Venegas Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Tim "Jersey" Feimster Set Dresser On Set Dresser 197 9000007
Christian Washburn Set Dresser On Set Dresser 197 9000008
Catherine "Pooh" Pryor Set Dresser n/a 197 9000011
James A Costello Set Dresser n/a 197 9000010
Demián Bichir Actor Carlos Galindo 1 1000001
Christopher Tandon Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Missy Stewart Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Justin Poree Song ("El Jardinero") 120859 8000086
Ulises Bella Song ("El Jardinero") 120859 8000085
Willy Abers Song ("El Jardinero") 120859 8000084
Asdru Sierra Song ("El Jardinero") 120859 8000087
Raul Pacheco Song ("El Jardinero") 120859 8000088
Ozomatli Song Performer ("El Jardinero") 120788 8000091
César "Jarochelo" Castro Song ("El Jardinero") 120859 8000090
Jiro Yamaguchi Song ("El Jardinero") 120859 8000089
La La Anthony Song Performer ("Fallin'") 120788 8000053
Phillip Stewart II Song ("Fallin'") 120859 8000052
Marc Stevens Recording Recording Manager(L.S.O.) 120578 8000019
Brittany Whyte Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000018
Kasey Truman Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000017
Peter Clarke Music Editor n/a 214 8000016
Alexandre Desplat Music Orchestrator 120781 8000020
Sylvain Morizet Music Orchestrator 120781 8000021
Xavier Forcioli Music Programming 120781 8000024
Nicolas Charron Music Orchestrator 120781 8000023
Jean-Pascal Beintus Music Orchestrator 120781 8000022
Gerard McCann Music Editor n/a 214 8000015
Charles Martin Inouye Music Editor n/a 214 8000014
Daniel Thomas Music Mandolin 120781 8000008
Phil Cobb Trumpet n/a 121160 8000007
Rebecca Gilliver Music Cello 120781 8000006
Carmine Lauri Music Orchestra Leader 120781 8000005
Jim Ellis Music Mandolin 120781 8000009
David Arch Music Piano 120781 8000010
Andrew Dudman Music Music Recorder and Mixer(Abbey Road Studios) 120781 8000013
John Parricelli Music Guitars 120781 8000012
Colin Green Music Guitars 120781 8000011
Norbert Vergonjeanne Music Music Preparation 120781 8000025
Claude Romano Music Music Preparation 120781 8000026
TQ Song Performer ("Los Bajamos") 120788 8000044
Daniel Indart Song ("Los Bajamos") 120859 8000043
Jesus A Perez-Alvarez Song ("Los Bajamos") 120859 8000042
Neiver A Alvarez Song ("Los Bajamos") 120859 8000041
Jack Gonzalez Song ("So. Cal") 120859 8000046
Los Camperos de Valles Song Performer ("El Aguanieve") 120788 8000048
Monte Neuble Song ("Fallin'") 120859 8000051
Casey Romero Song ("Fallin'") 120859 8000050
Kelly Sheehan Song ("Fallin'") 120859 8000049
Antonio Aguilar Song Performer ("Carta Perdida") 120788 8000040
Abelardo Pulido Song ("Carta Perdida") 120859 8000039
CX Kidtronik Song Performer ("Rolex") 120788 8000029
Christopher Davis Song ("Rolex") 120859 8000028
Tchaka Diallo Song ("Rolex") 120859 8000027
Tchaka Diallo Song Performer ("Rolex") 120788 8000030
Alejandro Martinez Song ("En Califa") 120859 8000033
Juan Valentin Song Performer ("Sabor Amargo") 120788 8000038
Antonio Valdes Herrera Song ("Sabor Amargo") 120859 8000037
Jose Vaca Flores Song ("Sabor Amargo") 120859 8000036
Dave Sliwa Set Dresser n/a 197 9000012
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.