La Vida Robot
La Vida Robot - Trailer
Director Sean McNamaraYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
NASA are sponsoring a highly esteemed robotics competition, where students from various schools compete to build a robot that can perform underwater. When four Mexican-American high school kids from Phoenix, Arizona decide to go for it, their parents and teachers are sceptical given that the previous year's winners was a highly funded project at M.I.T. They have very little money indeed, a little under a thousand dollars, but they have a wealth of determination and drive that brings them together to build a fully-functioning and innovative machine made simply from used car parts - despite their lack of technological experience. They may have the guts and the ambition to succeed in such a prestigious event, but the question is whether the judges will see that and value their project based on the heart and soul that has gone into it.
'La Vida Robot' is a heart-warming science drama based on a true story that was first written about by Joshua Davis in an article for Wired Magazine about one group of students' relentless team spirit. It has been directed by Sean McNamara ('Soul Surfer', 'Space Warriors', 'Raise Your Voice') alongside writer Elissa Matsueda and it is set for release later this year.
Starring: George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, Carlos PenaVega, Alexa PenaVega, Steven Michael Quezada, Aubrey K. Miller, J.R. Villarreal, David Del Rio, Sean McNamara, Amber Midthunder, David House, Akshay Patel, Jose Julian, Jaime Powers, Elizabeth Small, Stafford Douglas, Romi Dias, Chris Ranney, Maria Bethke, Edward McGinty