Gaining an interest in television sitcoms Sergio found a job as a phone page on the sets at Columbia Tri-Star and quickly worked his way up the ranks to Post Production Assistant on the hit TV show, MAD ABOUT YOU. He was a Writer’s Assistant before he left in 1995.
Changing gears, Armendariz entered into the world of Animation at DreamWorks SKG. There he worked his way up from Production Assistant to Department Head of Plotting in one year. He has worked on the films: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, EL DORADO, SPIRIT, and SINBAD. Armendariz also won an internal contest along with 3 other DreamWorks employees for a new story premise for the animated movie SHREK 2.
Since childhood, Armendariz has always had a love for Sci-Fi, (Science Fiction) and the ideas it brings forth, many of which have now become reality in various aspects. In 2000, Armendariz took a short hiatus from work to write, direct and produce a Sci-Fi short film in and around Las Cruces, New Mexico. He felt compelled to tell about the disappearance of socks from many laundry mat dryers and the energy they supply. Armendariz is one of those rare writers that is versatile and can write compelling and entertaining stories in whatever genre he decides to write in.
Armendariz is a great talent and a born storyteller who finished working at Disney TV Animation on the hit show: PHINEAS AND FERB at the end of 2013. He has sold several story ideas for “Phineas and Ferb,” which appeared during the show’s 3rd season. He is currently in negotiations with a publishing company for book rights on several of his original stories.
Coming from Latin descent, Armendariz knows the drive and desire to strive for excellence in his writing and to look at things from various perspectives and situations, which always allows him to create characters that are very colorful and memorable. In addition to having a great understanding of human behavior, the worlds that his characters inhabit are vivid and lush with mood; atmosphere and dialogue that is always spot on. With this motivation in mind, Armendariz decided to create Out of Gum Productions, with his business and writing partner Felipe Salazar, in order to allow for Latino stories and characters to come forth and be explored my many cultures and individuals.
Armendariz lives by the motto: “We don't write Latino-themed projects. We write mainstream projects with Latinos in them." Out of Gum Productions is a powerhouse for all types of projects that have one thing in common - Passion. Through the process of development from inception to completion, we will produce quality productions in the Entertainment business. Think of Desi Arnaz, think Desilu Studios. This will be our business model and inspiration.