Jesusito De Mi Vida (Dear Child Jesus)

Jesusito De Mi Vida


Jesusito De Mi Vida (Dear Child Jesus, in English) is about Jesus, a young boy praying to God. His mother tucks him in after he says his prayers. She then tells him that if he prays with his heart, God will grant him anything he needs. After a glass of water and some shut eye, the little boy gets up to go to the bathroom, only to see a dark, scary hallway.

This award-winning film is about more than just a little boy fervently praying for God to take away his fear. It’s also about a test of faith, an evaluation of fears, and a coming-of-age realization. While this may show a child’s point of view, the internal struggles and simple hesitations can easily be understood by an adult (non)believer. Really, what an interesting end note.

(This is available on Vimeo with and without English subtitles. Here’s another film about a scared child. And here’s a short film about a man doubting his faith.)

Jesusito De Mi Vida, on Vimeo (no subtitles)


Jesusito De Mi Vida, on Vimeo (English subtitles)


Directed by Jesús Pérez-Miranda

Film’s official website


I'm the webmaster and author at I started this website as a complement to my studies in the Spanish language, but honestly, it just gave me an excuse to watch lots of great short films (like the ones in my author's picks section). I also blog and write short stories.

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