Los Alamos High School senior Aidan Bradbury-Aranda has come a long way since creating his first animated movie featuring Legos, when he was in fourth grade.
His first true film-making experience came in the form of Axle Contemporary, a Santa Fe-based mobile contemporary art gallery, owned by his friend’s father. Along with his brother, Owen Bradbury-Aranda, and his friend Quill Chase-Daniel, Bradbury-Aranda founded AquO, a film and video production company.
Since then, they have produced short documentaries for Axle Contemporary and the New Mexico Museum of Art. The most ambitious project the trio have chosen to tackle was a full-length, post-apocalyptic movie titled “After.”