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A Better Life (2011) Poster

(2011)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Chris Weitz

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Eric Eason ... (screenplay)
 
Roger L. Simon ... (story)

Cast (in credits order)  

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Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo ...
Himself
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Blasco Martinez
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Mrs. Donnely
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Ramon
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Facundo
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Ruthie Valdez
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School Security Officer
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Juvie Officer
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School Secretary
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Anita
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Linda
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Santiago
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Truck Driver
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Marcelo Valdez
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Bella
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Gigi
Luis Colocio ...
Ruthie's Uncle (as Luis A. Colocio)
Ray Moreno ...
Ruthie's Uncle
Yelyna De Leon ...
Ruthie's Mother
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Jesus
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Young Woman
Joe Renteria ...
Bearded Man
Isidro Vallin ...
Payaso
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Shot Girl
Henry Ambriz ...
Mexican Singer
Miguel Alejandro Gaxiola ...
Voz de Mando Singer
Jorge Arturo Gaxiola ...
Voz de Mando Singer
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Busboy
Charles Currier ...
Auto Mart Security Guard
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Prison Guard
Adrian Mojica ...
Police Officer
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Gabe Wettenal
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Rey
Jason Medwin ...
ICE Officer
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ICE Officer
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Coyote
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Student
Darell M. Davie ...
Prisoner
Maynor Lopez ...
Gardener
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ICE Officer (uncredited)
Rico Devereaux ...
Bouncer (uncredited)
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Dancer in Nightclub (uncredited)
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Nicaraguan (uncredited)
Abraham Rubio ...
Club Bouncer (uncredited)
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Young Woman (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Jami Gertz ... producer
Laura Greenlee ... co-producer
Paul Junger Witt ... producer
Stacey Lubliner ... producer
Christian McLaughlin ... producer
Tony Thomas ... executive producer
Chris Weitz ... producer

Music by 

Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by 

Javier Aguirresarobe ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Peter Lambert

Casting By 

Carla Hool
Joseph Middleton

Production Design by 

Missy Stewart ... (as Melissa Stewart)

Art Direction by 

Christopher Tandon

Set Decoration by 

Bryan Venegas ... (as Bryan John Venegas)

Costume Design by 

Elaine Montalvo

Makeup Department 

Kim Adrissi ... assistant makeup artist
Gloria Pasqua Casny ... key hair stylist
Sallie Ciganovich ... key hair stylist
Maggie Hayes-Jackson ... additional hair stylist (as Maggie Hayes Jackson)
Michael Marcellino ... key hair stylist
Mark Sanchez ... key makeup artist
Yoko Nobushi ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Robb Earnest ... production supervisor
Laura Greenlee ... unit production manager
Jasmine Kosovic ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Carlos De La Torre ... second assistant director
Marisa Ferrey ... second second assistant director
Ricardo Méndez Matta ... first assistant director (as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
Allison Rushton ... dga trainee

Art Department 

Jim Bitil ... on-set greensperson
Joshua Borgese ... greens (as Josh Borgese)
Steve Borgese ... key greensperson
Jerry A. Chavez ... property master (as Jerry Chavez)
Denis Cordova ... construction coordinator
James A. Costello ... set dresser (as James Costello)
Kyle Craig ... labor foreperson
Jon De Pabon ... gang boss (as Peabo 'Jon' De Pabon)
Timothy Feimster ... on-set dresser (as Tim Fiemster)
Eloy Fernandez ... assistant property master
Luis Ivan Garcia ... art department production assistant
Ray Garcia ... set dresser
Lucia Gillot ... set painter
Jose Gutierrez Jr. ... art department coordinator
Brigitte Heichelbech ... set painter
Charles Hunter ... set painter
Anne Hyvarinen ... lead painter
Stephen Kelley Jr. ... set dresser
Charles Kern ... set painter
Noah Plunkett ... greens
Neil David Pontecorvo ... greensman
Catherine Pryor ... set dresser
Caroline Quinn ... set designer (as Caroline Quinn-Decker)
Lisa Robinson ... assistant property master
Richard Robinson ... propmaker foreperson
Aaron G. Rodriguez ... stand-by painter (as Aaron Rodriguez)
Dave Sliwa ... set dresser
Gary Thomas ... storyboard artist
David Touster ... set decorator buyer
Phil Tubach ... leadperson
Javiera Varas ... assistant art director
Christian Washburn ... on-set dresser

Sound Department 

Mark Agostino ... audio playback operator
Wade Barnett ... adr recordist
Juan Cisneros ... sound utility
Lara Dale ... foley artist
Chris David ... sound re-recording mixer
Romain Drouillon ... french dubbing mixer
John R. Fors ... boom operator (as John Fors)
Terry Garcia ... assistant sound editor
Allen Hartz ... dialogue editor
Scott Hecker ... supervising sound editor
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Rick Hromadka ... additional sound editor
Kraig Kishi ... sound utility
Elliott Koretz ... additional sound editor
Tim Limer ... sound mix recordist
Yehuda Maayan ... sound mixer
Travis MacKay ... adr mixer
Eric A. Norris ... additional sound editor (as Eric Norris)
Derek Pippert ... foley editor
A. Josh Reinhardt ... foley mixer (as Joshua Reinhardt)
Miguel Rivera ... supervising adr editor / supervising dialogue editor
Scott Sanders ... sound effects editor
Roy Seeger ... additional sound editor
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Title ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by 

Charlie Bellardinelli ... special effects coordinator
James Bomalick ... special effects foreman
Emil Warren ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Kyle Gray ... compositor: Wildfire VFX
Elbert Irving IV ... visual effects coordinator: Wildfire VFX
Tom Lamb ... compositor: Wildfire VFX
Jim 'Big Dog' McLean ... compositor: Wildfire VFX (as Jim McLean)
Caleb Owens ... compositor: Wildfire VFX
Eric Pender ... compositor: Wildfire VFX
Lauren Ritchie ... visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX
Dottie Starling ... visual effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration (uncredited)

Stunts 

Greg Anthony ... stunts
Danny Arias ... stunts
Daniel Arrias ... stunt double
Timothy Thomas Brown ... stunts (as Tim Brown)
Charles Currier ... stunts
Edgar Landa ... stunts
Nito Larioza ... stunts
Danny Le Boyer ... stunts
Will Leong ... stunts
Anthony Martins ... stunts
Jason Rodriguez ... stunts
Trampas Thompson ... stunt coordinator
Mark Vanselow ... stunts
Nito Larioza ... stunt double: Gabriel Chavarria (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Amy H. Abrams ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Amy Abrams)
Dustin Ault ... best boy rigging grip
Eric C. Castro ... rigging electrician (as Eric Castro)
Rafael 'Rafa' Castro ... video assist operator (as Rafael Castro)
John P. Cleveland ... grip (as John Cleveland)
Andreas Crawford ... dolly grip (as Andy Crawford)
Gary Dagg ... key grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana ... key rigging grip (as Dhamarata 'G' Dhiensuwana)
Louis DiCesare ... gaffer (as Lou DiCesare)
Danny Durr ... lamp operator
Tim Durr ... best boy electric
Eric Dyson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Fauntleroy Jr. ... second assistant camera (as Mike Fauntleroy)
Ian Fox ... camera operator
Kirk R. Gardner ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Kirk Gardner) / steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Roy C. Granada ... rigging gaffer (as Roy Granada)
David Henri ... 24 frame playback operator
Ami Howard ... loader
Amy Howard ... camera loader
Joe Kelly ... grip
Carrie Lazar ... camera loader
Nick Liampetchakul ... rigging grip (as Nick Liapetchakul)
Bill Marti ... second assistant camera
Peter McAdams ... grip
Merrick Morton ... still photographer (as Merrick Rhodes Morton)
Ray Ochoa ... grip
Travis Phung ... rigging electrician
Martin Reder ... lamp operator
Nikola Ristic ... lamp operator (as Marty Reder)
Moulaye Sene ... lamp operator
Brian Silva ... lamp operator
Vich Thiensuwana ... rigging grip (as Vich Thienfuwana)
Mike Thomas ... additional camera operator
Tim van der Linden ... rigging electrician
Rodney Veto ... best boy grip
David Youel ... best boy rigging electric
Nico Bally ... technocrane technician (uncredited)
Jake Leannah ... electrician (uncredited)
Patriq Luo ... electric rigging best boy (uncredited)
Bruce Sharp ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Lorin Semone Leifer ... casting assistant (as Semone Leifer)
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson ... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna)
Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting (as Tammy Smith)
Dixie Webster ... extras casting (as Dixie Webster-Davis)
Tineka Becker ... casting associate (uncredited)
Kathryn Calogero ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Jesse Anderson ... costumer (as Jesse Chloe Anderson)
Safowa Bright-Asare ... costumer
David Fernandez ... costumer
Maritza Garcia-Roddy ... costume supervisor
Anne Kemmeter ... additional set costumer (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Dannielle Carr ... post-production assistant
Michael Hatzer ... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor
Chris Jensen ... senior digital colorist assist
Kindra Marra ... first assistant editor (as Kindra J. Marra)
Bob Peishel ... digital intermediate producer
Lara Ramirez ... assistant editor
Mark Sahagun ... digital intermediate editor
Leslie Adkins-Garza ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Harry Muller ... color timer (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge ... home video mastering colorist (uncredited)

Music Department 

David Arch ... musician: pianoi (as Dave Arch)
Jean-Pascal Beintus ... orchestrator
Christine Bergren ... music clearance and legal services: Christine Bergren Music Consulting
Nicolas Charron ... orchestrator
Peter Clarke ... assistant music editor
Phil Cobb ... musician: trumpet
Allison Cummings ... music clearance and legal services: Christine Bergren Music Consulting (as Ali Cummings)
Alexandre Desplat ... conductor / orchestrator
Andrew Dudman ... music mixer: Abbey Road Studios / music recordist: Abbey Road Studios
Jim Ellis ... musician: mandolin
Xavier Forcioli ... music programming
Dalia Franco ... music clearance and legal services: Christine Bergren Music Consulting
Rebecca Gilliver ... musician: cello
Colin Green ... musician: guitar
Charles Martin Inouye ... supervising music editor
Paul Katz ... music consultant: Eye2Ear Music
Carmine Lauri ... orchestra leader
London Symphony Orchestra ... musicians (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
Gerard McCann ... supervising music editor
Sylvain Morizet ... orchestrator
Oh No ... composer: additional music
John Parricelli ... musician: guitar
Alexandra Patsavas ... music supervisor
Claude Romano ... music preparation
Marc Stevens ... recording manager: L.S.O.
Dan Thomas ... musician: mandolin
Kasey Truman ... music coordinator
Norbert Vergonjeanne ... music preparation (as Norbert Vergonjanne)
Brittany Whyte ... music coordinator

Transportation Department 

James Andrews ... driver (as Jim Andrews)
George Bolton ... transportation captain
Rick Bowen ... driver
Steve Bridgeman ... driver
Jim DePue ... driver (as James DePue)
Rodrigo Dorame ... driver (as Rodrigo Dorame Jr.)
Wayne Flowers Jr. ... driver (as Wayne Flowers)
Jose Hernandez ... driver
Mark Holmes ... driver
Dennis Janovici ... driver
Joe Moraldi ... driver
Esteban Munoz ... driver
Nelson O. Noguera ... driver (as Nelson Noguera)
Peter Ortega ... driver
German Rodriguez ... driver
Federico Salas ... driver
Mario Simon ... transportation coordinator
Brian Stackhouse ... driver
Patrick Tousignant ... driver
Ted Trella ... driver
Norma Leonard ... transportation assistant (uncredited)

Other crew 

Rachel Aberly ... unit publicist
Caellum Allan ... physical production
Maxine Arbarbara ... studio teacher (as Maxine Abarabara)
Roland Arenz ... assistant location manager
Diana Ascher ... post production accountant: Trevanna Post
Alex Barnoya ... set medic
Ellen Benjamin ... assistant: Mr. Witt
Christa Beth Watkins ... production assistant (as Christa 'Beth' Watkins) / production assistant
Charmaine Boos ... studio teacher
Carolyn Bowes ... production assistant
Giselle Chruszcz ... assistant: Ms. Lubliner & Ms. Gertz
Andrew Cone ... assistant location manager (as Andy Cone)
Bob Craft ... additional location manager
Fermin Davalos ... location manager
Lida Davidians ... insurance: DeWitt Stern Group
Ron Dolecki ... legal services: Rosenfeld, Meyer & Sussman (as Ron E. Dolecki Jr.)
Steven Eddy ... physical production executive
Shayne Fiske ... production executive
Will Garcia ... craft service (as William Garcia)
John A. Hamby ... insurance: DeWitt Stern Group (as John Hamby)
Bridget Hart ... stand-in
Mary Hernandez ... accounting clerk
Erick Herrarte ... head chef
Pablo C. Herrera ... craft service (as Pablo Herrera)
Nathan Israel ... production assistant
Ismael Jimenez ... production assistant (as Ismael 'Cheese' Jimenez)
Salvador Jimenez ... production assistant
Evan Johnson ... assistant production coordinator
Quanita Johnson ... production finance manager
Ben Kraus ... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz ... clearances: Cleared By Ashley
Norma Jean Leonard ... production assistant
Melissa Lizardo ... production assistant
Romy Loor ... production assistant
Giovanni Lopez ... insurance: DeWitt Stern Group
Stephanie Mace ... production assistant
Liliana M. Molina ... script supervisor
Linda Morel ... production coordinator (as Linda Bracero-Morel)
Bradley Pero ... production assistant (as Brad Pero)
Oscar Pizano ... payroll accountant
Jeff 'Doc' Porter ... construction medic (as Jeff Porter)
Bryant Powell ... stand-in
Frank Reina ... production assistant (as Frankie Reina)
Jesus A. Reyes ... assistant to producer
Alfonso F. Ruiz ... assistant location manager (as Alfonso Ruiz)
Ahmed Saker ... construction medic
Omar Apanco Salgado ... stand-in
Loriel Samaras ... production assistant
Will Sandoval ... production assistant
Natasha Shumny ... post facilities coordinator
Todd Steiner ... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Jared Underwood ... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Brenda Vogel ... assistant: Mr. Weitz
Stephanie Wescott ... first assistant accountant
Bill Wesley ... key assistant location manager
Lavinia Zetina ... production accountant
David Keith Anderson ... dancer (uncredited)
Zoe Bower ... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Taylor Boyd ... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Tana David ... post facilities coordinator (uncredited)
Erik Feig ... production executive (uncredited)
Marc C. Geschwind ... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Ari Joffe ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Richard G. Orozco ... location manager: prep (uncredited)
Michael James 'Scotty' Scott ... finance manager (uncredited)

Thanks 

Miguel Arteta ... thanks
Carlos Ávila ... special thanks

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