Roberto Santiago is a famous film director and playwright of Spanish origin. He was born in Madrid in 1968. His lifelong passion for writing led him to study literary creating at the School of Letter in Madrid. He also graduated the Complutense University where he received an education in Image and Sound.
Roberto Santiago directed his first short film in the year 1999 called Roulette. In was shown in the official section of the biggest movie festival – the Cannes Film Festival. His next production was Happy Men (2001) which received its premiere at Spanish Film Festival of Malaga. Roberto Santiago continued his successful career as a film director with The longest penalty in the world, which was nominated to Goya in the category of Best Adapted Screenplays. The film was watched by over a million people in Spain alone. Since then Roberto Santiago has gone on to directing and writing many more movies. His success started in Spain but reached an international level. Roberto Santiago produced a film that was sponsored by UNICEF because of the values it shows for children. The movie is called The dream of Ivan. The film received a premiere in a number of Spanish-speaking countries to spread its message. Since then it has been translated into other languages as well as many f his other movies. Ricardo Santiago also worked on several theatrical plays that were welcomed warmly by the audience and wrote the adaptations of a number of fiction and non-fiction books. His movies feature a variety of genres and themes which show the explorative nature of Roberto Santiago when it comes to creating film and plays. Due to his education in Image and Sound, his productions feature amazing sound quality and demonstrate great attention to details in imagery.
His love for writing also prompted him to become a novelist. He has published a few youth and children’s books which were nominated for awards in 2016. His collection called The world according to Claudio won an International Format Prize in the year 2000. He also wrote and published books in several other genres that are also aimed at a range of age groups. Roberto Santiago has a collection of football novels, which is a rarity. It is called Los Futbolisimos. The collection went on to become an editorial phenomenon and become a best seller in the Children’s Literature genre. Roberto Santiago will be creating more books and movies for his audience to enjoy.
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