A day-laborer must team up with his alienated teenage son to help a mysterious man build a prison-like room, only to discover that the room is meant to shelter una vampira (a vampire).
Writer / Director: Patrick Mason
Based on: Ayuda (Short-film)
Tomas’ (30s) and Eliana (30s) desperately try to rescue their son Miguel (9) from the undertow of the Rio Grande. Tragically Eliana sacrifices herself to save the nearly drowned Miguel.
Six years later Tomas is working as a day-laborer to make ends meet in the harsh under-belly of Atlanta. Miguel, now 15 and left with permanent lung damage, tries to join his father trolling for work but is told to go home -- his relationship with Tomas fractured by the past.
When Walter (60s) shows up willing to dramatically over pay two workers to help him move, Tomas and Leo (50s: another day-laborer) are first to volunteer. Since neither one speaks English they are initially turned away until Miguel offers his services as a translator.
Walter takes the trio deep into the country-side where they help him move into a farm-house. He has them bring in a large coffin-shaped plywood crate and build a make-shift prison in the basement. Miguel becomes convinced they are aiding a kidnapper.
Tomas insists they keep their heads down but Miguel opens the crate, only to discover that it is holding a vampire named Mara (18) -- now unleashed she kills Leo. Walter (Mara’s “son”) injects Tomas with a syringe, knocking him unconscious and locking him in the prison. Mara takes a liking to Miguel and wants him as her new son. She enlists him to kill Walter in exchange for his father's life.
When Miguel fails to kill Walter, Mara seeks bloody retribution on him. To save his son, Tomas offers himself as a sacrifice. Mara drinks Tomas’ blood... As she prepares to kill Tomas she collapses -- Tomas had injected himself with another syringe, tainting his blood. As the sun rises Miguel and Tomas leave Mara to die. Father and son finally coming to an understanding of each other.