• February 28, 2021

Arturo Portillo

The Art on Writing and Movies Arturo Portillo was born in Illinois in 1979 and moved to El Paso when he was 11 years old. He wrote his first story when he was in third grade, winning an award for best children's fable. That was the day that got him on his way to pursuing a career in the film industry.FULL BIO

Art on Film: Want to Write a Movie Script?

Have you ever seen a movie (of course, we all have) and wondered, “I can write something like that,” or “I hated the ending, it should have ended like this” and didn’t much do anything about it but just think about it? How would you like to write your own script? Yes, that’s right, it’s […]Read More

Art on Film: How to make your own movie

If you have always wanted to make a movie yourself, there are many great ways to do it. Because I’ve worked and still work in the movie and TV industry, I have gathered a lot of great experience through the years; either hands-on experience or people in the industry  showing me all the ins and […]Read More

Art on Film: Top 5 Mind-Bending Movies

If you’re looking for movies to watch and you’re having trouble deciding. Maybe I can be of service. Of course, everyone has their acquired tastes, but, maybe, I don’t know, take a chance on them. In no particular order: 1. Coherence (2013) IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt2866360 Written & directed by James Ward Byrkit About a small group of […]Read More

The Art ON Writing: Troubleshooting Writer’s Block

When I first began writing my first screenplay, I went through what every writer goes through, that dreaded “writer’s block!” It’s an irritating problem for us writers because it doesn’t just hinder your writing, but it keeps you from writing! When it gets you, it gets you and it causes you to stop and possibly […]Read More

Art Portillo: El Paso is…

El Paso Is a hidden gem, located at the edge of Texas. The Biggest state inside the United States. This hidden gem, our city, is a culmination of free-thinking people, great food and most importantly, a great place to live. A great place to live because the weather is nice, the people are nice and […]Read More