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A Better Place
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Director:
Writer:
Vincent Pereira (written by)
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Plot:
A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A flawed but terrific film. See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Vincent Pereira 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vincent Pereira  written by

Produced by
Paul Finn .... producer (as Paul C. Finn)
Scott Mosier .... executive producer
Vincent Pereira .... producer
Kevin Smith .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Ferentino 
Mikael Jorgensen  (as auto vs. pedestrian)
Andres Karu 
Thomas Andrew Misner  (as auto vs. pedestrian)
Ben Reed 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Dudley 
 
Film Editing by
Vincent Pereira 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Mandile .... special makeup effects artist (as Anthony Mandile)
 
Production Management
Liz Finn-Arnold .... production manager (as Lizbeth Finn)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liz Finn-Arnold .... assistant director (as Lizbeth Finn)
 
Sound Department
Phil Benson .... supervising sound editor (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Danielo Garcia .... sound recordist
David Glaser .... sound mixer (original 16mm mono mix)
Eric Grissom .... boom operator
Dan McGee .... boom operator
Scott Mosier .... sound editor (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Gary Rizzo .... sound mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Jim Von Buellow .... sound mixer (original 16mm mono mix)
 
Special Effects by
Tony Mandile .... special effects (as Anthony Mandile)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Friedman .... grip
John Keating .... first assistant camera
Alethea Pape .... second assistant camera
Robert Rasmussen .... additional first assistant camera (as Rob Rasmussen)
 
Editorial Department
Paul Finn .... assistant editor (as Paul C. Finn)
Liz Finn-Arnold .... assistant editor (as Lizbeth Finn)
 
Other crew
Justin Bintliff .... production assistant
Liz Finn-Arnold .... script supervisor (as Lizbeth Finn)
Mary Hamill .... production accountant
Neil LaRosa .... stand-in: Joseph Cassese
Bryan W. Strang .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Chris Parry .... special thanks
Brian Quinn .... special thanks
 

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87 min
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Mono (theatrical print)
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Trivia:
There are two hidden Easter Eggs in the DVD: If you want to listen to the hidden commentary: Watch (or skip through) A Better Place go to the 'Special Thanks' menu and click on 'The Pizza Guy'. This will get you access to a secret menu where you can select a 'Drunken Commentary'. or: If you want to view the Trailer: After watching (or skipping through) A Better Place go to the 'Special Thanks' menu and click on 'The Pizza Guy'. This will get you access to a secret menu where you can select the Trailer for Brian Lynch's Big Helium Dog.See more »
Quotes:
Ryan:Where did you come from? The happy world of bunnies?See more »
Soundtrack:
Life Is FunSee more »

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A flawed but terrific film., 14 February 2003
Author: Havan_IronOak from NYC/FL

This film tells a powerful story with characters that you care about and a plot that seems genuine and original in many aspects. But this film is terribly flawed. On the positive side, the plot points of this story are well laid out and the narrative (for the most part) flows well, drawing the viewer along on a story that outclasses most of the indie films that I've seen. However this film has some VERY serious negatives. First the dialogue is very poorly written with characters saying things that seem unnatural and at times unmotivated. I am generally ready to willingly suspend disbelief when I'm watching a film but the dialogue in this film was so jarringly bad that my sense of reality kept kicking in which disturbed my enjoyment of the film and distracted me from the more important elements of the film. Finally, the ending scene is wonderful but the director and the writer should have thought more about how to get there without the strange departures from motivated behavior that came before.

On balance, I think that this film is powerful and tells an important story but I will be hard pressed to recommend it to friends unless they can be very tolerant of the truly amateurish elements of the film.

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