Inspired by filmmakers and composers John Carpenter and Robert Rodriguez, Aztek Studio Films founder, Adrian Nava, taught himself how to compose music by ear when he was 16. He now scores his own films and has provided the same service for others.
Listen to a composition below in the bandcamp player or visit the site by clicking here! We've also added a MUSIC tab to our navigation bar to take you there.
More music will be added soon! Digital downloads for $0.95!
Our award winning short film, "Take Five," has been selected into the Film Festival Flix Short Film Competition!
Please watch and vote for our film at this link. Thank you!
SCREENINGS / AWARDS
• 8th Aspiring Minds Film Festival 2013, Pleasant Hill, CA
- World Premiere (out of competition)
• Official Selection - Pictoclik Film Festival 2013, San Francisco, CA
- Winner of Judge's Emerging Filmmaker Award
The wait is over! We will be releasing "La Vida Loca" online on Friday, September 6, 2013!
Based on a true story. The gang related murder of a friend unfolds through the eyes of Mexican-American high school student and gang member, Diablo, as he and the gang try to cope and figure out what happened. He seeks redemption and an escape from the web of la vida loca, the crazy life, but can he keep it after he meets one of the convicted murderer's accomplices years later?
Written and directed by Adrian Nava
SCREENINGS / AWARDS
• Official Selection - 6th Aspiring Minds Film Festival 2012, Pleasant Hill, CA
- Winner: Best of Festival Award
- Winner: People's Choice Award
• Official Selection - San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2012
• Official Selection - 2013 Las Positas Film Festival in Livermore, CA
- Winner: Best Movie Poster Design
Please give it up for my "Take Five" producing partners, Veronica Salas (featured in the video report below) and Sandra Lopez! Dedicated to all the women working in front and behind the camera!
- Adrian Nava
From the Pictoclik Film Festival Facebook:
Shades Magazine talks about women of color in the independent film industry. It also so happens that the film, "Take Five," which is also this year's award winning film at the festival is a film produced by women. Our own VP, Alex Palacios sheds some important insight about resources and opportunity.
SF Bay Area female filmmakers talk about the film industry and the opportunities available for women of color. Produced by Christi Morales and edited by Victor Morales.
Visit Shades Magazine by clicking here.