What is Desertski Films?

Desertski Films is a production company focused on creating inspiring content with relevant social messages in fictional worlds. Founded in 2016 by writer, director, and producer Arturo Vargas, Desertski Films focuses on current social, political, and environmental issues across the narrative genres, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, and drama, in both short and feature forms.

Given the ever changing social and cultural landscape, Desertski aims to develop and create content that captivates audiences by telling stories that inspire hope for a brighter future. Our goal is to focus on the impact of the human spirit in each of our projects, and to motivate audiences to view the world in a positive and imaginative light.

Gender equality and cultural diversity is a priority in every production by Desertski Films. Equal rights and representation for women and minorities is essential to best exemplify the world we want to live in.

Since it's founding, Desertski has been distinguished in film festivals throughout the world. Our films have screened at Cannes, Worldfest, Hollyshorts, and Irvine International, among others. Having won numerous awards for Best Science-Fiction Film, with distinctions in Direction, Cinematography, Original Score, and Sound Mixing. We look forward to growing in every area of the entertainment business.

What are you working on right now?

Right now we’ve wrapped post-production on our short film "Rescatado," a film about an immigrant child living in the U.S. who wishes to escape his abusive reality by bringing his favorite super hero to life. We’re now submitting to film festivals around the world hoping to screen at a theater near you. We also released our first comic book titled "Psychic Warriors: Rising," currently on Amazon and local comic book stores. We’ll be working on the sequel to “Rising” soon. Please check us out and stay updated on our Facebook page!


Hello everyone, 

It's been a while since this page has been updated. Therefore, I'd like to inform you on everything that's happening so far this year.

We added a live orchestra score to "Aero". You can view a sample of the live here, music by Christine Hals.

"Aero" was nominated has won multiple awards at LAIFFA including best science fiction film and best student director. You can look at the awards it won here.

"Aero" has now screened in Oregon, Texas, and Los Angeles. "Aero" earned high praise in McMinnville, Oregon, and El Paso, Texas. It was absolute blast screening in both those areas. Next year, "Aero" will have a screening at a special amazing theater we can't reveal yet in Hollywood. Keep an eye out. 

"Aero Origins" is currently in the making. We're hoping to release a sneak peek by January. Currently, Arturo Vargas has been drawing storyboards and collaborating with animators, Martin and Sim (who worked on the Aero Origins Trailer) to create the first episode. 

Arturo Vargas has also worked on directing another project called "One Heart" written and produced by Deedee Benkovich. It's a short and sweet story about killing with kindness. Here is  a photo from the set.

Finally, we recreated the "Aero" helmets for upcoming media that will explain the universe and saga of "Aero". These helmets were designed by Azlo Studios. 

There you have it! It's been quite a busy and wonderful year and we can't wait to reveal more content for you to enjoy by the end of this December. Thank you for your love and support! Prepare for an amazing journey in the "Aero" universe.