Arturo Vargas, 25 years old, from El Paso, Texas, has been making films since the age of 10 when he first grabbed his father's handheld video camera. At the age of 13 he created a "Lord of the Rings" parody that won the El Paso Community College's Youth Art's Festival in 1st place. At that point in his life, he decided to write and direct for a living. He continued to make short films with his friends and created a science-fiction/fantasy universe as a comic book. He attended Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa, California, with a Bachelor's in Communication. Arturo made a few shorts there and then continued to work outside as an editor for commercials after he graduated. Arturo has achieved his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Filmmaking and is currently working on a web series of what he hopes to turn into a feature or television saga.
Name: Arturo Vargas
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Desertski Films
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Film by Julia Verdin (Drama and Thriller) Producer
Film (short) (Action, Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor A troubled drug dealer encounters a dying supernatural being who could save him and his girlfriend's life if only he can restore its health.
And Then We Laughed
Film (short) (Crime and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Harry Allen is a teenager trying to raise some money working as the receptionist at the mental institution. Everything goes well until Harry's friends persuade him to do a prank at his workplace. The result has tragic consequences, which Harry is about to face. Written by Anonymous
Monster in a House
Film (short) (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A little girl investigates the presence of a monster that her parents unknowingly created.
Nothing but a number
Film (short) (Comedy) Cinematographer A man feel thretanned threatened by somebody following him but he is mistaken.
Film (short) by Kai Kuei-Chieh Hsu (Drama and Music) Camera and Electrical Department After a visually impaired recordist hears an angelic voice in the park, he starts to lose his sanity in his search to find her.
Film (short) (Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer A man decides to propose to his girlfriend and almost kills her accidentally.
Gold Remi Award - Houston International Film Festival - Science Fiction - Aero
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Sci-Fi - Aero
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Student Director - Aero