The Better Part

Five estranged friends (and a plus one) are forced to reunite for a remote weekend on a Texas ranch when the Last Will & Testament of a beloved high school teacher outlines specific instructions for the scattering of his ashes.

  • Mollie Mulvey
    Director
  • Mollie Mulvey
    Writer
  • Meryl Thomas
    Producer
  • D. Hobbes Reynolds
    Producer
  • Mollie Mulvey
    Producer
  • D. Hobbes Reynolds
    Director of Photography
  • Caleb Shaw
    Key Cast
    "Jesse"
  • McKenna Dersam
    Key Cast
    "Margot"
  • Stevie Keese
    Key Cast
    "Sloane"
  • Sami Habib
    Key Cast
    "Parker"
  • Sienna Liriano
    Key Cast
    "Izzy"
  • Lyon Hamill
    Key Cast
    "Cal"
  • Zoé Kraft
    Editor
  • John Collins McLaughlin
    Composer
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 47 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mollie Mulvey


Hi! My name is Mollie Mulvey. I am a 2020 graduate of SMU's Meadow's School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Media Arts. Since graduating, I spent my quarantine writing, directing and producing my first independent feature film called "The Better Part". My film has officially finished as of December 2021.

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Director Statement

Our movie was filmed on my family's ranch in Topsey, Texas which is near Austin, Texas. The making of "The Better Part" was an extremely special experience because it is a first-time feature made during the Covid-19 Pandemic by a majority female cast & crew.