NEWS AND UPDATES
Feb, 15, 2017
CITY OF LOS ANGELES RECOGNITION
Santiago Paladines was recognized by the City of Los Angeles and the California Senate for his valuable contribution to the latino community.
Documentary Feature released nation wide in theaters in Ecuador. Written and Directed by Santiago Paladines
Santiago is an Ecuadorian award winning film writer /director based in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in directing from the American Film Institute in Hollywood, California.
He is the recipient of a DGA Student Film Jury Award and the First Prize at the Hispanic Heritage Short Film Awards in Washington DC. He has received recognitions from the City of Los Angeles and the California Senate for his valuable contribution to the latino community.
Santiago has written and directed several commercial, scripted and non-scripted shows. He wrote and directed the feature documentary "Estrella 14" that was released nationally in Ecuadorian theaters in 2012. Before moving to Los Angeles, Santiago was head of production for Ecuavisa, one of the biggest TV networks in Ecuador. For them, among several other projects, he show run a 6 episode drama series called "Parece Que Fue Ayer".
His latest Short Film "The Fare" was chosen to screen at the 2017 AFI show case at the DGA and has been selected to screen at more than 30 film festivals around the world including several Oscar Qualifying film festivals like AFI Fest, LA Shorts, Holly Shorts and Cleveland International Film Festival where it recently won an Honorable Mention.
Several of his feature scripts have been recognized at competitions and writing labs. Two of his most recent projects "El Viaje" and "Black Gold" were shortlisted at the 2018 Sundance Lab. Santiago is now entering the pre-production stage of el "El Viaje"