Beautiful Prison

Synopsis: Beautiful Prison is a heavily stylized, genre-blending narrative focused around a brain damaged man, who, after a violent accident, awakens with a restored intellect and a supernatural ability to control the happenings of his world. Tonally, Beautiful Prison plays in and out of several different genres: action, familial abuse, horror, romance, and comedy. The world is often mysterious, occasionally wonderful, and at times terrifying.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Director(s): Joel Vallie
Production: Gorilla Pictures
  1 nomination.
83 min

911, what's your emergency?

911, please state

your emergency.


brother can't open his eyes.

Ok, what happened to him?

I don't think he's breathing.

What's his name?

Ben. He... he hit his head.

And your name?



where are your parents, Angela?


There is so much blood.

No! You...

Angela, if you

know your address,

I need you to tell me that.

I need you to...



You, too, Ben.


Come on.

Let's go, lunch.

Come on.

Let's go.


Hey, I brought

you your favorite.


-Here you go.

-Hey, baby.


You brought lasagna?

No, not for you, I got

you some salad... here you go...

and some fat-free

ranch dressing,

for your blood pressure.

I hate my life.

Ben, bro, can I

have some of that?

Just a little bit, I'm

just... I'm not...

did Angie make this for you?

I love that woman.

So don't forget to pay

Ben's rent this month.

-His rent?


We just paid rent.

Baby, it's the 30th.

That was last month.

Maybe take about 1,000 pesos

for his first groceries, too.

I'm always paying.

Baby, he's family.

Not my family.

-Hey, Jerry.

-So much, she's so...


-What's up?

Hi, so, listen.

Today's Tuesday.

Tuesday, when was that?

So don't forget

about, you know.

Groceries, Tuesday, I know.

How are you?

I'm wonderful.

Thank you.

I want to talk to

you about something.

Number one, you look fabulous.

Well, thanks, Jerry.

Can I compliment

a married woman?

I think I just did,

and this lasagna...

Is so scrumptious.

Thank you.

You put a lot of love into everything,

and I appreciate that about you.

-Thank you.

-You deserve love.

I get love.

Chente, Chente, did you

get any of this lasagna?

Did he get any of this lasagna?

No, he didn't.


, Ben.

This is the second

time this week.

-What were you doing?

-Chente, bro, chill out.

Stay out of this, Jerry.

Who do you think

got him this job?

This reflects on me.

Really? Really?

I'll see you in 10 minutes.

B, B, forget about

that sh*t, ok?

You do your thing.

Pick this up.

Do your thing.

Forget it.

You're all right.

You're all right.

Sorry, seor.

Don't do it, Jubilee.

Don't do it.

Ben, don't do it, Jubilee?

I can hear that sh*t

out in the street.

Are you ready?

Ben, groceries, it's Tuesday.



I'm gonna use the bathroom.

I'm gonna wash my

hands real quick,

and then we're gonna go, ok?

Ben, Ben, I hear she's

a b*tch in real life.

I'm just saying.

I'm just saying.

Loosen up, bro.

He didn't mean that.

You all right?

Jerry's going number two.

Where's your toilet paper?

Never mind, I found it.

I'm almost done, Ben.

Come on, Ben.

Let's go down the cereal aisle.

You want Choco Bolito?

Ben, don't look at that sh*t.

What did I tell you about that?

Ok, now, stay right here.

You want Choco Bolitos?

Ok, all right, I'm gonna go

with Dino Flakes... Dino Flakes.

You like that, don't you?

You like that sh*t, when I

do that kind of sh*t?


See, this is the kind

of Ben that I need.

I want... can I talk

to you for a second?

When you're at work,

you gotta keep your mind

focused, ok, buddy, ok?

I don't want to get

all serious, but you

gotta keep your mind

focused, ok, like Jerry.

When Jerry punches into

work, on the clock,

he's like,

you know?

I'm like, hoo.

I'm there.

I'm there to do a

job, and I do it.

And I focus on the task at hand.

ok, Ben?

You gotta focus on the

task at hand, all right?



-Ok. Ok.

-You got it.

You got this, sh*t.


Listen, another thing.

Your brother-in-law, Chente,

he's a mean-ass dick,

and it sucks that your

hot sister married him.

He's always mad at me.

Bro, when I get a chance,

I'm gonna slap his ass.

I hate that he's

always mad at you, man.

You're a good man, Ben.


there's your girl,

all over the world.

What are they saying?


What are they saying, Jerry?

What are they saying?

Let me check.


-What are they saying?


What is it?

What is it, Jerry?


Jubilee died.

I'm sorry.

-Hey, hey, hey.


Hey, no, I'm kidding, man.

I'm kidding.

She ain't dead.

I'm sorry, Ben.


ok, he's fine.

He's fine.

Ben, Ben, I'm kidding, man.

That was a joke.

Jerry's a dick.

Jerry's a dick.

She ain't dead, Bro.

She's coming to Saltillo.

She's coming to Saltillo?

-Yeah, yeah.

-She's coming to Saltillo?

Come on.

Yeah, man.

-She's coming to Saltillo?


She's coming to Saltillo?

Yeah, she's coming to Saltillo,

yeah. Yeah. What do you think?

Yeah, you want to meet her?


-You want to meet her?

-Yeah, yeah.

, man.

-She's coming to Saltillo?


I know you're an angel...

but I'm not sure you can fly.


They told me you were dead.

What did I tell you?

Our love will keep you alive.

And it has.

Ben, Ben, come on.

What the hell?

What the hell?

Sh*t, I'm sorry. Go.

Get out of here.

Go. Go.

Jerry will take care of this.

It's ok.

Jerry will take care of it.

Where is Ben?

Where is Ben?

He's taking a leak.


I don't know this machinery.

It got away from me.



Yeah, you understand you

have to take a drug test now.

You know where to go.

Chente, you want my piss?

All right.

I don't want to go.

Come on.



I gave you five years, Chente.

Jerry, Jerry.

Whatever, I don't need you.

I don't need this place.

You guys are gonna crumble in

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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