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Marco is a two-time fellow of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Writers Lab in 2006 and again in 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. He is a two-time finalist for consideration to the Sundance Writers Lab in 2007 for his feature film, “86”, and then again in 2008 for his adaptation of the novel “How to Cope with Suburban Stress”, a suburban satire by David Gallef, which was featured in the Kirkus Reviews article in the August 2006 edition of the Hollywood Reporter.
Most recently Marco produced the theatrically released feature film, WATER & POWER, based on the award-wining stage play by Richard Montoya. WATER & POWER was developed at the 2007 Sundance Writers Lab and Sundance Directors Lab and Executive Produced by Academy nominated actor and Emmy Award Winning Producer and Director, Edward James Olmos. In 2014 the film achieved limited theatrical distribution through AMC Independent and was digitally released in January 2015 on iTunes along with thirteen other films in the inaugural year of the prestigious Sundance Artist Program. WATER & POWER was digitally released on Amazon, Vulu, Google Play, Netflix and Hulu. Mr. Santiago’s latest film as writer-director, XTRACTION, screened at the 2011 Phoenix Film Festival, 2011 GI Film Festival, 2011 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, 2011 Action On Film International Film Festival, 2011 Hollyshorts Film Festival, 2011 HBO Latino International Film Festival and the 2011 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.
From 2010 to 2012, Marco held the position of Vice President of Creative Development at SunCast Entertainment, a motion picture development and production company based in Phoenix, Arizona with representation from William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Previous to his position at SunCast Entertainment, Marco held numerous positions as consultant and/or project manager in the IT industry with over a 20 year period with such companies as Adaptive Broadband, Inter-tel, WorldatWork, American Express and Red Bull. As a Senior Consultant at Oracle, Marco worked with brands such as Pella Windows, Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC), GE Medical Systems, Karsten Ping, Hitachi Data Systems and Unisys Corporation. Marco 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 is a graduate of the UCLA’s graduate Professional Producers Program as well as the graduate Professional Screenwriting Program and attends the directors program at the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse.
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.
Marco has been featured in publications such as Indie Slate Magazine, Latino Perspective and MovieMaker Magazine and has recently received press in VARIETY for his role as co-producer of the Sundance Feature film, WATER & POWER, which stars Clancy Brown (SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, COWBOYS AND ALIENS).
Mr. Santiago is currently involved in the creation of a non-profit organization for the advancement of the awareness of childhood human trafficking in the United States in partnership with MillionKids.org.
What their saying
Enter “Xtraction” by filmmaker Marco Santiago, Jr. The film looks and sounds like a slick and professional Hollywood production. The...Matthew Saliba, Film Critic, Rogue Cinema
With equal parts psychological drama and pure action thrills, writer/director Marcos Santiago Jr. has constructed a film that taps into...Richard Propes, Film Critic, The Independent Critic