He studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. He has worked in diverse projects in advertising, television and cinema, including the short films Gordo (1992) and Martimonio (1997), which was nominated to the Ariel award for Best Short Film. In 2005 he premiered his first fiction feature film Parejas, winner of the awards for Best Opera Prima and Best Actor in the Bolivia Film Festival. A year earlier, in 2004, he presented El otro sueño americano, in the Official Selection of the 2nd Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). This film won various awards around the world, including the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France; the award for Best Short Film at the Huesca International Film Festival, Spain; and the award for Best Short Film at the WSFF Urbanworld, New York. In 2009, Peregrinación, received a Special Mention at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), Mexico. As well as being a filmmaker, Arroyo is a professor in screenwriting and filmmaking in schools like the CCC and the Anáhuac University, and he is an adjunct director of the film program at the University of London, in Mexico City. He is currently preparing the documentary feature film Memoria de la infamia, the script El bruje del amor, and he is in post-production of the feature fiction film Jueves de póker.