Arturo Vargas

Arturo Vargas

Desertski Films

Director, producer and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Arturo

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


  • Lost Girls

    Lost Girls (2016)
    Film by Julia Verdin (Drama and Thriller) Producer

  • Aero

    Aero (2014)
    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

    And Then We Laughed (2014)
    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

    Monster in a House (2014)
    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

    Nothing but a number (2013)
    Film (short) (Comedy) Cinematographer A man feel thretanned threatened by somebody following him but he is mistaken.

  • The Recorder

    The Recorder (2013)
    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.

  • Propose

    Propose (2012)
    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

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