Santiago Posada (Colombia)

Santiago Posada is a Colombian director and screenwriter. He graduated from the Directors’ Series at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in London and holds an M.A. in Documentary Film from Brunel University in London. He received the fiction feature film production grant from the Colombian Film Development Fund (FDC) in 2019, for his project Primero estaba el mar. He recently directed the fiction miniseries Tonada al viento, produced by Laberinto Cine, which received a nomination for best leading actor at the 2020 India Catalina awards. Santiago has directed documentary series for Discovery, the feature documentary Bogotá Semana del Arte (2018) for Canal Trece and several short films, including Railway Redemption (2012), a hybrid between documentary and fiction shot in Sri Lanka, selected in numerous festivals around the world, nominated for best film at the London East End Film Festival and for best documentary at the Open City Docs festival in London, and chosen as “film of the day” by the MUBI portal. He is currently developing film and television projects with his production company Macarena+.

Primero estaba el mar [co-written with Marcela Guerty and Alonso Torres] Jota and Elena decide to escape from the city to start a new life in an idyllic place by the sea. But, as the days go by, the dreamed paradise turns into hell, as nature reclaims every last trace of civilization they brought with them.