Price of Life

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Price of Life
Theatrical poster for the documentary "Price of Life"
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
  • Dan Hunt
  • Margaux LaPointe
Produced by
  • Stephen McWilliams
  • John O'Leary
Written by
  • J.D. Durkin
  • Liz Malinowski
  • Heather West
Music by
  • Shea Quinn
  • Topher Wright
Edited by
  • Jason Furrer (sup)
  • Ryan Mahoney
  • John Trevor Gladych

Distributed by One Way Street Productions
Release dates
  • 2009 (2009)

Price of Life is a short student-made documentary exploring the life of Robert Childs, a former Philadelphia, USA, drug dealer and gangster.


On May 10, 2009, Price of Life was shown on @Issue, a Philadelphia NBC10 program. Robert Childs, subject of Price of Life, and Dr. John O'Leary, a Villanova University faculty member and adviser to the film students, talked with Steve Highsmith the film and the social issues surrounding it. The film's director, Margaux LaPointe, and the unit production manager J.D. Durkin, also talked with Highsmith on the show.[1]

On August 17, 2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article on Price of Life and the student filmmakers. Childs and fellow filmmakers Muhammad Shakur and Kofi Asante, along with course instructors, were interviewed about their experience during and after the production of the film.

The Villanova University newspaper, The Villanovan has been tracking the progress of the film since before its first screening and has, to date,[when?] published three articles.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Kanaal van PriceofLifeMovie". YouTube. 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ Pellegrini, Christina (29 April 2009). "'Price of Life' documentary moves crowd". The Villanovan. 
  3. ^ Damara, Karen (22 April 2009). "A Documentary To Make a Difference". The Villanovan. 
  4. ^ Pellegrini, Nina (2 September 2009). "Villanova Goes Hollywood". The Villanovan. 

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