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A Few Words About Me
Marco Santiago is a Beverly Hills based filmmaker. He is a two-time fellow of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Writers Lab in 2006 and 2007 for his feature film projects “86” and “HOW TO COPE WITH SUBURBAN STRESS”. He is also a two-time fellow of the NALIP Producers Academy in 2006 as a producing fellow, and then again in 2007 as a directing fellow, where he shot several scenes from his “86” screenplay in preparation for feature film production. He is also a two-time finalist for consideration to the Sundance Writers Lab in 2007 for his “86” feature film project and then again in 2008 for his adaptation of the novel “HOW TO COPE WITH SUBURBAN STRESS”, a satire by David Gallef, which was featured in a Kirkus Reviews article in the August 2006 edition of the Hollywood Reporter.
Modeled after the Sundance writers lab and feature film program, the NALIP writers lab and Producers Academy are important programs, sponsored and supported by HBO, Time Warner, MTV Networks, ABC/Walt Disney New Talent Development Program, FOX, Cox Communications, UCLA, ASU, UofA, the Academy Foundation, POV, HFPA Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the WGA East/West.
Marco’s previously completed film, XTRACTION is currently making the festival rounds. Most recently, he co-producer the feature film, WATER & POWER, a product of the Sundance Feature film Program, which stars Clancy Brown (SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, COWBOYS AND ALIENS), Enrique Marciano (BLACK HAWK DOWN, TRAFFIC), Nick Gonzalez (ANACONDAS, BEHIND ENEMY LINES) and directed by award winning play-write, Richard Montoya. Marco has been featured in publications such as Indie Slate Magazine, Latino Perspective, MovieMaker Magazine and Variety. He is represented by Alexis Garcia of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Previous to his current position CIO at CortSlim International and EX3 Energy, Marco served as Vice President of Creative Development at SunCast Entertainment. Previous to this he held numerous positions as consultant and/or project manager in the IT industry over a 15 year period with such companies as Adaptive Broadband, Inter-tel, WorldatWork and American Express. As a Senior Consultant at Oracle, Marco worked with highly respected brands, such as Pella Windows, Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC), GE Medical Systems, Karsten Ping, Hitachi Data Systems and Unisys Corporation. He is former CEO of AviaBid.com, the Internet’s first B2B aviation auction destination, where the “Aviation Internet Directory: A guide to 500 Best Aviation Websites”, published by McGraw-Hill Publishing, listed Aviabid.com among its top websites in 2001.
Marco attended Arizona State University where he majored in Aerospace Engineering, History, and Applied Mathematics. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA’s professional writers program under Harrison Writer (creative executive of Academy Award wining movies MY LEFT FOOT and CINEMA PARADISO). He holds a B.A. in Business from Western International University and is a member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.
What their saying
Enter “Xtraction” by filmmaker Marco Santiago, Jr. The film looks and sounds like a slick and professional Hollywood production. The