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“My Verse” recognized by Full Sail University

This article discusses “My Verse,” which is featured at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. Read article here: FullSailBlog

Orlando Weekly writes about “My Verse”

In this article, Vincent Crampton sits with Wilson Santos to discuss his film, My Verse as well as other interesting topics about his life and strugles. Read the article here: Orlando Weekly

Commercial – Pretty Suite Salon

I produced, directed, shot and edited this video for Pretty Suite Hair and Makeup Studio in Palm Beach, FL. For more about the salon, visit their site at http://prettysuiteinc.com.

Poverty in Dominican Republic – Short Documentary

I produced this short documentary as charity work to help my aunt Maria Santos continue her missionary work, bringing much needed school supplies to the poorest of the poor in Dominican Republic. Please help us reach our goal and donate to this worthy cause. Feel free to share this. If you want to make a donation, please visit my gofundme campaign here > http://www.gofundme.com/helpmariasantos

Thank you.

Salem News Review of My Verse – 2014

‘My Verse’ by Prof. Wilson Santos: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

(ORLANDO) – Jamal Belica of Aldin Entertainment Music Group has brought a very moving video to the attention of the Salem News. While working on his own projects to spread the word for a better world he came across “My Verse” by Prof. Wilson Santos of Full Sail University that speaks of the pathos of the deprived, especially the children. Though it is hard-hitting and graphic and not for the squeamish, he found it so motivational that he knew he had to share it with others and he had me take a look at it.

I, too, found it moving and at times gut wrenching. Both the words and the images shake our complacency, revealing a side of the human condition that we would rather not be privy to. But it is there; poverty, homelessness, the chaos of war and oppression are there, lurking behind the façade of so-called civilized society. Most painful of all are the scenes of suffering and exploited innocent children. It makes one question the social priorities of our leaders.

Read the full article here > http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april042014/santos-film-ls.php

The King’s Gambit – chess and war

How is life like chess and chess like life? This short montage film started out as just a few guys goofing around one night with a camera and a chess board. Later, in the editing phase, it turned into this.

Producer: Wilson Santos
Directors: Natan Avidan and Wilson Santos
Camera: Natan Avidan
Editor: Wilson Santos
Chess Players: Chris Hanna & Wilson Santos
Music: “Hall of the Mountain King” by Kevin Macleod for http://www.incompotech.com

(see the credits at the end of the film for info on additional footage used)

Home – A short documentary film

While on a recent vacation to Medellin, Colombia, a friend of mine posted a link to a fundraising site on his facebook page. Since I was already in the city and had my Canon 60D with me, I quickly contacted Max Solorzano through facebook and met up with him to shoot this short spontaneous documentary. I figured that I could contribute my services to help this noble cause. It was both heart-wrenching and heart-warming to meet some of the kids and the people there, who selflessly give of their time and energy for these children in such need. It was a true honor to have shot, directed and produced this short film. Read the rest of this entry

My Verse – a visual spoken word

today I write my verse
not because I want to
but because I have to
I write my verse to
give voice to the voiceless
to give sound to the silence around
to make light out of dark
to bring peace out of war
and squeeze water from oil and blood Read the rest of this entry 

Bustelo Coffee Parody Commercial – 2013

NYU Student Films (1994)

This collection of student films was originally shot on 16mm B&W stock in 1994, during a 6 week intensive film course at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts where Wilson Santos studied. After years of lugging a green rucksack full of these old film reels from apartment to apartment, Santos finally rescued them from oblivion, projected them on a screen and re-shot them using a Canon T2i. Although Santos hasn’t produced another film since then, choosing instead to write, produce music, design, study and educate, looking at these shorts and now working as a professor at Full Sail University has inspired Santos to grab a camera and start shooting again. Let’s see what 2013 brings.

*All films were written, directed, produced, and edited by Santos at NYU, 1994.

The Conga Man – 1994

The Conga Man is Wilson Santos. The Wife is Tina. The Daughter is Tina Lanne.


The Chase – 1994

The Thief is Danny Gomez. The little girl is Tina Lanne.


Mary The Widow – 1994

The Murderer is Danny Gomez. The Widow is Mary.


Rain Drops – 1994

Montage of images in Greenwich Village near NYU on a rainy day.

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