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're in pre-production for 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 also recently released our first comic book titled "Psychic Warriors: Rising," currently on Amazon and local comic book stores. Please check us out and stay updated on our Facebook page! 

Aero Origins: Concept Artwork



It took a while, since December, but we finally published official concept artwork and cover art for each chapter of the series. "Aero Origins" is set to be developed into five episodes each, with about 5-7 minutes of animated content. They're based off of five chapters in which the order of the story is meant to be told. You'll have an idea of what is supposed to happen in the story if you've seen the short "Aero." But you won't know the fate of all these characters. Enjoy the artwork on and expect a trailer in the summer!