Two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas – David McKay and Bradley Crowder – fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary ten years their senior. At the volatile 2008 Republican Convention the “Texas Two” cross a line that radically changes their lives. The result: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.
Picturebox co-produced Better This World with Loteria Films. The film had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March of 2011, and has since gone on to win numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the 2011 IFP Gotham Awards and Best Documentary at the 2012 WGA Awards.