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!

"Aero: Origins" Progress

Hello all,

It's been over due for an update. So let's get to it shall we?

We recorded all our dialogue in February for "Aero Origins" Episode 1: Genesis with our newest cast members:

Shayan Ardalan, an American voice actor from Los Angeles, as Zephyr (Aero's twin brother).


Cosima Kinsey, a British actress from Switzerland, as Aurora (Aero's younger sister) . 

Kerem Erdinc, an American voice actor from Aliso Viejo, as Blitz (Aero's younger brother).

and Julia Verdin, a British film producer and voice actress from London, England, as the Light (Mother of Aero and siblings).

The dialogue has been sent to animation artists: Martin Machàlik and Sim Šebestová for production. All characters have already been crafted for 2d animation. The backgrounds and objects are work in progress, but here are some examples how the animation looks so far: 


The ideal plan is to finish all animation by the end of May and begin music/sound design in June and finish the episode by July. 

We can't wait to show you more content! Stay tuned for an official online release date for "Aero"!