In Your Arms Tonight

A young maid contemplates her future after having an affair with her rich employer, who is struggling to reconnect with his wife after she was sexually assaulted over a year ago.

  • Jonathan Gonzales
    Director
    Sorry for the Inconvenience, Act of Contrition, Necro
  • Jonathan Gonzales
    Writer
    Sorry for the Inconvenience, Precognition, Act of Contrition, Necro
  • Jonathan Gonzales
    Producer
    Sorry for the Inconvenience, Precognition, Act of Contrition, Necro
  • Isaac Jason Carranza
    Producer
    Juana Doe, Amalia, Cut the Tech
  • Michael De La O
    Producer
    You're in Trouble
  • Patricia Montes
    Key Cast
    "Sayra"
    Angels Unaware, River, El Sueno
  • Hector Dez
    Key Cast
    "Andrés"
    Broken Gaiete, De La Luz, Beaten, Desert Wasteland
  • Veronica Perez-Torres
    Key Cast
    "Maribel"
    Broken Gaiete, River, El Sueno
  • Ivan Orozco
    Key Cast
    "Nano"
    Rogue Cell: Shadow Warrior, (R)eliving the (E)xecution of (M)yself, Purgatory
  • Diego Davila
    Director of Photography
    Cut the Tech, The Beast, Way Out
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    En Tus Brazos Esta Noche
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Diamond Award Winner (1st Place) - Best Narrative Short
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Diamond Award Winner (1st Place) - Best Screenplay
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Diamond Award Winner (1st Place) - Best Supporting Actress (Veronica Perez-Torres
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Diamond Award Winner (1st Place) - Best Supporting Actor (Ivan Orozco)
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Diamond Award Winner (1st Place) - Best Editing
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Platinum Award (2nd Place) - Best Director
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Original Score
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Director
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Actress (Patricia Montes)
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Actor (Hector Dez)
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Screenplay
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Cinematography
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Supporting Actress (Veronica Perez-Torres)
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Supporting Actor (Ivan Orozco)
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Editing
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    Online
    Platinum Award Winner (2nd Place) - Best Original Score
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Gold Award Winner (3rd Place) - Patricia Montes
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Gold Award Winner (3rd Place) - Best Cinematography
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Online
    Silver Award Winner (4th Place) - Best Actor (Hector Dez)
  • Plaza Classic Film Festival
    El Paso
    United States
    August 8, 2020
    Local Premiere
    Audience Favorite Award
  • Hollywood Gold Awards

    Silver Award - Best Original Screenplay
  • Gallup Film Festival
    Gallup New Mexico
    United States
    Best Narrative Short
  • Glendale International Film Festival
    Glendale California
    United States
    Best Student Film
  • Wallachia International Film Festival

    Best Original Song
  • Austin Under the Stars Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    Best Screenplay Twist
  • Rocky Mountain International Film Festival

    Best Student Short Film
Director Biography - Jonathan Gonzales

Jonathan Gonzales is a student filmmaker from the University of Texas at El Paso. Jonathan has written several screenplays that he plans to direct & produce in the near future, as well as 4 short films he has written, directed, & edited. His current goals are to graduate with a degree in Digital Media Production, & focus on having a career in various forms of media directing such as feature films, documentaries, and television.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

En Tus Brazos Esta Noche (In Your Arms Tonight) is a short film I did for my Cinematic Auteurs Class that focused on the Three Amigos of Cinema, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Alfonso Cuaron, and Guillermo del Toro.

I came up with the concept on the first day of class, but it took me 3 months to finish the script, & I wasn't able to film it for the class. However, that didn't stop me from wanting to finish this film. Since this project was a tribute to my favorite film directors, I was adamant about finishing this story in the best manner possible.

I decided to make a completely original story & stylistically shoot it in a manner similar to the earlier works of Alejandro G. Inarritu & Alfonso Cuaron's earlier films "Amores Perros" and "Y Tu Mama Tambien."

I can honestly say that this is my favorite script out of all my previous works because it was such a challenge but I'm more than happy with the story I was able to tell for my heroes. But I couldn't have done it without my amazing cast & crew, who were just as passionate and dedicated to help make this story come to life.