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" Delays and Chapter II Progress

Hello reader(s),

I hope you enjoyed your summer as much as I did.

We are almost wrapped with "Aero Origins" Chapter I and already working on Chapter(s) II and III.

All that is left with Chapter I is to touch up sound and compose music. Christine Hals and I have agreed to use an orchestra and a choir for the series. We're both very excited about the process of it. 

However, the animation process pushed us back to have the episode completely wrapped later this year. We're aiming for late October to release the episode online for a short time.

As of now, we're also working on "Aero Origins" Chapter II: Escalation. Ryan Best is storyboarding while Maria Linero is doing the animation for it, and so far, it looks spectacular. We've also already recorded voice overs for Chapters II and III. With the impressive progress so far, it seems like we will be done with Chapter II in November.

That being said, here are some impressive stills of Chapter II created by comic book artist Ryan Best.

We can't wait to be wrapped up with Chapter I and II this year! It's going to be epic!

Thanks for reading!

-Art Vargas