A Better Lyfe (2014)

When a gang of thugs shoot up the neighborhood a young mother makes a decision that will change their lives forever.....inspired by actual events.


Shonda Harris


Shonda Harris, Jackie D. Mays (co-writer)




Credited cast:
Angele Cooper Angele Cooper ... Face
Aliyauna NyKol Aliyauna NyKol ... Cree
Jessica Obilom ... Angel
Shun Lauren Shun Lauren ... Marquis
Benjamin N. Redic II ... Paw Paw James
Dora Robinson Dora Robinson ... Grand Mother
Chanise Littlefield Chanise Littlefield ... Shaquala
Kathi McAdoo Kathi McAdoo ... Yancee
Timeca M. Seretti ... Mama Jewel
Keneshia Brown Keneshia Brown ... Officer
Jaylen Christopher Jaylen Christopher ... Child #3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Bruce Brownrigg Robert Bruce Brownrigg ... Funeral Director
Josh Daniels Josh Daniels ... Terence
Teko Davis Teko Davis ... P
Ziya Farajzada Ziya Farajzada ... Drug Dealer (as Ziko Ziya Farajzada)


When a gang of street thugs shoot up the neighborhood, a caring mother wants a better life for her daughter; and sends her to stay with her grandmother and uncle, who is handicap, not knowing the evil that lurks ahead. Marquis born with Cerebral Palsy has overcame many obstacles but one person will change all of their lives forever. This is the heart-wrenching, true story of determination, courage, evil, jealousy, and cold-blooded murder! Written by Anonymous

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Excitement with a Twist!
19 April 2014 | by jbrooks-979-971253See all my reviews

It was truly an honor working with everyone on this project, A Better Lyfe is truly an excitement with a twist! I think everyone can relate to situations in life that have molded and shaped us into who we are today. The movie has such a sentimental feel to how things are growing up in the community and experiencing adverse situations especially from family. The film had me laughing, crying and just engaged all at the same time. If there is no other movie out, this is a must see!! There is a feel that I think everyone can relate to no matter who you are or what your profession is. A Better Lyfe is excitement with a twist, a film that will have you rolling.

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16 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA


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$10,000 (estimated)
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