Your Room Is Ready

After waking up in a mysterious hotel lobby, an arrogant hot-tempered businessman must find a way out and come to terms with the consequences of his actions.

  • Armando González Pérez
  • Cara-Lynn Branch
  • Runze Qiu
  • Stephanie Morales Macedo
  • Joseph Gilbert
    Key Cast
  • Liam Duryea
    Key Cast
  • Vladislav Pavlov
    Key Cast
    "The Hotel"
  • Matthew Johnson
    Line Producer
  • Yuxin Cha
    Director of Photography
  • Marii Yoshida
    Production Designer
  • Nengi Wabote
    Production Designer
  • David Mendez Mateu
    Costume Designer
  • Francisco Giovanni Simplicio
    1st Assistant Director
  • Carlos Durán
  • David Kim
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UCLA
Director Biography - Armando González Pérez

Armando González Pérez is a Mexican director based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Armando is currently an M.F.A. thesis directing candidate at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. He earned a B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley. Armando’s area of focus is the making of films that touch on difficult sociopolitical issues through the lens of the thriller and horror genres.

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Director Statement

"Your Room is Ready" is an exploration of karma, self-reflection, and redemption. It’s an ode to everyone who has ever felt they’ve made a mistake too big to be forgiven. It is not just a cinematic experience, but a spiritual one, inviting the audience to reflect on the consequences of their actions and the potential for transformation even at the edge of despair.

My upbringing in Tijuana, Mexico, significantly influenced my worldview. I was born into a city known for its vibrancy, but also its inherent chaos— its tenacity in the face of systemic socio-political issues. We have many people like Ben Grant, selfish people whose actions bring chaos to the lives of those around him. This chaos, this turmoil, and this inherent struggle for survival led me to gravitate toward this story.

In "Your Room is Ready," I present a narrative that seeks to illuminate the consequences of arrogance, hubris, and unchecked ambition, while also highlighting the transcendent power of empathy and sacrifice.

Our protagonist, Ben, embodies the archetypal figure of a modern, successful man who is blind to the damage he's causing around him. Through the surreal premise of a hotel existing beyond time and space, the film underscores how our choices ripple out into the world, affecting others in ways we may never fully comprehend.

But, in the face of this unsettling reality, the film is also a testament to hope. It suggests that even when confronted with the harsh realities of our actions, it is never too late to seek redemption—to make a difference. Through Ben's ultimate sacrifice, we witness a transformation that transcends earthly life and offers a profound commentary on the power of selflessness.

I was drawn to this narrative because it presents an opportunity to explore themes of morality, consequence, and redemption through an unconventional lens.

With "Your Room is Ready," I hope to provoke thought, generate conversation about responsibility and redemption, and ultimately create a sense of connection and understanding among my audience. This film seeks to contribute to the universal discourse on karma and the potential for transformative change within each of us. It is a call to awareness and empathy, reminding us that our actions always have consequences and that even the smallest act of kindness can create a ripple effect that changes lives.