A Better Life Solarmovie

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.

A Better Life Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 7/10 from 111 votes
Release Date: 2011-06-24
Status: Released
Run time: 98 min / 1:38
Production Studio : McLaughlin Films, Depth of Field, Summit Entertainment, Lime Orchard Productions, Witt/Thomas Productions
Production Country: United States of America


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


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