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BIO

About

Adam Santiago is a Chicago-based filmmaker, a Milwaukee native, and a product of Emerson College and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

His latest short film, FADING STAR, premiered to a sold-out audience at the 2019 Twin Cities Film Festival as part of the Lost and Founds Short Block. The block received an encore screening just two days later.

 

Other past projects include the "Human Movement" dual-music video for Pears and Direct Hit! (FAT WRECK CHORDS), as well as Direct Hit's: "Altered States," "Crown of Nothing," "Snickers or Reese's," and "Villain Alcoholic" music videos. He's also directed music videos for Devon Kay & The Solutions [PAPER + PLASTICK], Trapper Schoepp (XTRA MILE RECORDINGS), Bad Mechanics [STONEWALLED] and La Armada.

The music videos for "Snickers or Reese's" and La Armada's "Fire" played in concurrent years as 'Official Selections' of the 2017 & 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival. Additionally, "Snickers or Reese's" was included as one of Milwaukee Record's, "Best Milwaukee Music Videos of 2017" list.

Adam's work has also been featured in Alternative Press, Riot Fest, ChorusFM, Flood Magazine, Dying Scene, Bad Copy, BrooklynVegan, and PunkNews.

Film Festival Appearances

"FADING STAR"

OFFICIAL SELECTION   


Twin Cities Film Festival 2019

Culver City Film Festival 2019

"Direct Hit - Snickers or Reeses"

OFFICIAL SELECTION 


Milwaukee Film Festival 2017

"La Armada – Fire"

OFFICIAL SELECTION   


Milwaukee Film Festival 2018

Awards

"FADING STAR"

Semi-Finalist


JELLYFEST (SEASON 3) - 2019

Best Milwaukee Music Videos of 2017

"Direct Hit – Snickers or Reeses"


MILWAUKEE RECORD - 2017

Semi-Finalist

"Seller's Remorse"    


NYC MIDNIGHT SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE 2019