In 2000 mexican filmmaker Aaron Soto made the sci fi short film Omega Shell with a $ 200 budget, the film became one of the first short film hits in the digital video scene, gather him multiple awards on both sides of the border, with time got notoriety from such respect visual artists like Mark Romanek (NIN Closer, One Hour photo) and Academy Award nominee filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) that praised the film as an great example of the digital revolution.
Soon, Soto became the first filmmaker from the province area to win a national award in Mexico, in the prestigious Morelia International Film Festival 2004, with his hip short 33 1/2, proving that he could satisfied a mainstream audience while been "a unique mix of fiction, experimental and animation epic" according to Francis Gavelle, the Coordinator of the Short Film Commission of the Cannes Film Festival's International Critics' Week.
Between 2000-2010, Soto produced, wrote, directed and photographed more then a dozen of his own short films and created such important events as the Woman on the Verge of a Film Breakdown and The International Horror Showcase Cinema Inc from the Tijuana/San Diego Border, helping up and coming young filmmakers like the San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival hit Algesia by Cathy Alberich, plus Soto did a two years community service programming the first sub genre film showcase at the Tijuana Cultural Center, were he played two screenings a week from his personal collection.
In 2007 America's biggest fantastic cinema festival, FanTasia, honored Soto with a career retrospective as a "underground sensation from Mexico" according to FanTasia programer Mitch Davis. In 2008 Mexico's oldest horror film festival Macabro, honored Soto with another retrospective in the prestigious National Cineteca, a rare treat for a director who never made a feature film before.
During his 10 years of work Soto has been profile in all kinds of media from the best horror magazine Rue Morgue to Film Threat magazine, from Fox television to The Museum Of Contemporary Arts. "Is such a strange thing that a visual work of blood, gore and violence could be considered for galleries and museums, is a honor, but my heart belongs into the horror genre!" say Soto.
Soto is currently working on his first feature film "Feroz" and producing Cathy's Alberich fashion documentary Ready To Wear/Vestidas y Alborotadas