The Book of Joe

A film by Mario Pena

USA, Action/Sci-Fi, 2013
9 min, HD, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Director Mario Pena and producer Samantha Lopez in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)

This film was presented as part of the Hecho en Tejas Shorts Showcase


THE BOOK OF JOE is an action/sci-fi short film that pits Joe, an everyday man from South Texas, against Death, an Angel, and even Jesus himself in an apocalyptic battle for the future of Earth. Blending vintage science fiction, biblical imagery and South Texas Americana, THE BOOK OF JOE is a unique, entertaining, and action-packed take on the end of the world. Before returning to the filmmaker’s native Austin, the film has screened as part of the Official Selection at the Seattle International and the HollyShort Film Festivals, among others.

Austin Premiere

Print Source: Mario Pena,


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