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Santiago Ortiz-Monasterio

Santiago Ortiz-Monasterio

Desenlace Films
Producer, Production Manager, Line Producer and Creative Executive

Mexico City, Mexico

Member Since:
May 2014
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About Santiago

Film producer with eleven years of experience working in this field. He specialized in film production at the CCC film school (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica). Two of his productions, Cuanajillo and Supermodern Times have won awards at the Morelia Film Festival. Gloom, a co-production between Columbia University in New York City and the CCC, won at the Guanajuato Film Festival. Gloom was also chosen for the San Sebastian Film Festival at the XII International Film Students Meeting and it was selected as well as the Best Latin short at the DGA Student Films Awards. The last night of Silverio Cruz won the Audience Award at the Havana Film Festival. Selected for the first edition of Docunexion MX-UK with the Project Death or Glory. His script Rewind was chosen as the Best Mexican short script at the Short Shorts Film Festival in Mexico City. He's the co-founder of the Michoacan Film Commission as well as its representative in Mexico City. Ex-director of Coproduction and Special Programs for Mexico’s Public Radio and Television Broadcasting System (SPR). Line Producer in I Love Eva, Lonely Stars, A Dream´s Voice and A Great Movie. He is currently producing Keta's Trip and Infection, a Venezuela-Mexico coproduction chosen in Blood Window at Ventana Sur and olso won to awards at Guadalajara Construye and is invited to Cannes Film Market.




  • El viaje de Keta

    El viaje de Keta (2018)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Keta is s big girl, with big hair who has big dreams but somehow she finds herself selling drugs.

  • A Great Movie

    A Great Movie (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Co-Producer Add a Plot »

  • La Voz de un Sueño

    La Voz de un Sueño (2016)
    Film (Drama) Line Producer Add a Plot »

  • Estrellas solitarias

    Estrellas solitarias (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Line Producer To the beat of punk & pop, Valentina & Joana pursue their most intimate and deepest dreams. On the road to success, they will find obstacles that will test their friendship. The harshness and absurdity of their lives, fuses with the sweet and sour story of a world where the party seems to go on forever. Written by Anonymous

  • La última noche de Silverio Cruz

    La última noche de Silverio Cruz (2015)
    Film (Short, Action, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Producer Silverio Cruz, an officer during the Mexican Revolution, is on the run after committing a terrible crime. An experienced bounty hunter chases him relentlessly, because killing him may be his last chance of salvation. Silverio returns to his hometown to rejoin his darling and spend a night together, maybe the last one they will ever have.

  • Carina

    Carina (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Romance and Short) Production Supervisor Carina is 8 years old and likes rock and roll music. Her life makes a complete spin when she believes her new teacher is the same woman she saw on his father s erotic magazine

  • Princess, a true story

    Princess, a true story (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) First Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Plástico

    Plástico (2015)
    Film (Drama) Second Assistant Director Since their childhood, Ana and Leo were marked by a sudden event: their father s suicide using a plastic bag. From that moment they were separated and were forced to live as best as they could, in isolation, taking themselves to their limits.

  • Inch'Allah

    Inch'Allah (2014)
    Film (Drama and Short) Production Supervisor SAID is an exiled Moroccan young man who works in Mexico, in the maintenance department of a hotel.

  • Nunca regreses

    Nunca regreses (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Production manager Two young friends accept a job, ignoring it could take them to never come back to the same place they used to hang, nor the same life they used to have.

  • Tiempos Supermodernos

    Tiempos Supermodernos (2013)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Romance and Short) Co-Producer Somewhere in the modern world, analog cameras have been replaced by super late model, state-of the-art digital cameras, and Kordak, which manufactures analog film, closes. A young woman who has lost her job because of these recent circumstances makes a new friend who will help her change the destiny of film. Written by Anonymous

  • Perfidia

    Perfidia (2013)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Short) Co-Producer When Lucia's father dies, she is left alone with her three servants: the maid, the gardener and the driver, Lazaro, who has a latent crush on her. Lazaro's infatuation becomes an obsession as the hierarchies of the household shift and might allow him to act on his desire. Written by Anonymous

  • Romo

    Romo (2013)
    Film (Crime, Drama, History and Short) Co-Producer In Mexico 1972, Romo, a government agent, tortures a young member of the urban guerrilla, in a clandestine detention center. After a lot of resistance, the young man finally confesses who is helping them: a friend of the agent. Romo hides this information and looks for his friend. While confronting him and accusing him of treason, he starts to have doubts about his ideological stand. They will soon have to encounter each other again under new circumstances. Written by Anonymous

  • Caballos

    Caballos (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Production manager During a picnic, a father discovers his daughter's feelings about divorce.

  • Yo quiero a Eva

    Yo quiero a Eva (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Line Producer Add a Plot »

  • Cuanajillo: La historia sin agua

    Cuanajillo: La historia sin agua (2011)
    Film (Documentary, Short, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Producer The community of Cuanajillo del Toro, located 20 minutes from the Michoacan state capital, is a small town where the struggle for obtaining water is an odyssey for all citizens of the town. Cuanajillo hopes to dig a well and find water.

  • Bosquejos

    Bosquejos (2011)
    Film (Drama, Western and Short) Production Supervisor On a long road trip, two brothers, Pablo and Nicholas return from San Antonio, Texas. Along the course of their travels, the two brothers discuss a western book that they plan to write and illustrate together. The fictional account the brothers create becomes Written by Diego Flores Contreras

  • Todas y todos somos heroes

    Todas y todos somos heroes (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Ars

    Ars (2010)
    Film (Drama) Production Supervisor In five parallel stories, five amateur artists find a way out to their pain through one same thing: art.

  • Las niñas de la revolución

    Las niñas de la revolución (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Karmen Rose

    Karmen Rose (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Production manager Add a Plot »

  • Basura

    Basura (2008)
    Film (Short and Horror) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Los muebles no se van

    Los muebles no se van (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Dos instantes

    Dos instantes (2006)
    Film (Short) Associate Producer Add a Plot »

  • Infección

    Film (Horror and Thriller) Producer Film about an epidemic outbreak of a new rabies virus in Venezuela and a father trying to save his son from contagion.


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