No to Poison!


A drug dealer uses his niece, Nelly, to distribute drugs as candy in her school. Another girl, Esther Marie, has dreams in which her school’s director tells her the truth about the “candy” she and her friends consume. To all this, Tiara, Esther Marie’s friend, falls ill due to an overdose.

Music Video

Watch No to Poison’s music video. I Say No to the Poison is the story that follows after the movie’s ending.

Visual Effects

No to poison! represents a technical leap in Cine C.A.R.E.T.A.S., given it is the very first Puerto Rican movie to use 3D virtual reality scenes. Its effects captivate the children audience and, in combination with its story, make of this film a memorable one for all audiences. No to Poison!’s VFX where created by Imaginary Films LLC, a media oriented technology startup. The film uses software developed by them to insert these characters in a world of dreams.

Collaboration with the UPR at Arecibo

In a a collaborative joint, students from the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo’s Mass Media Communications department edited No to Poison under the supervision of professor Jadit de Brito. In this collaboration, students from the first Advanced Post-Production course given by the university edited from one to two scenes each, as part of a class project.

The best edits were chosen to be used in the final movie. In some cases, parts were combined from two different edits into one final cut. At the end, all students received credit because each of their works influenced the final result.


No to Poison! poster


  • Audience: Elementary School, For the whole family, and University
  • Classification: PG
  • Themes: Drug Trafic, Drugs, and Family Negligence
  • Genre: Children Film, Drama, Familly Film, Fantasy, and Femme Film
  • Themes: Drug Trafic, Drugs, and Family Negligence
  • Length: 29 min
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish
  • Premiere Date: April 1, 2017
  • Format: High Definition
  • Frame Rate: 30p
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

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