Sal’s life has been creatively informed by the unique culture of the Southwestern U.S., and as a Chicano/Yaqui writer, his work often includes Indigenous characters and themes. From a young age, his parents taught him to be socially conscious, and in addition to writing and filmmaking, Sal is a lifelong social activist. Sal’s personal experience gives life to his writing, and he sets out to create high-quality entertainment that often includes thought-provoking stories. Sal is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television. In addition to “Nourish,” Sal is developing a narrative feature film, inspired by Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” “Apache Street” is a conspiracy thriller about a woman who sets out to save her neighborhood from gentrification, and, in the process, uncovers more than she ever imagined.