He started his career in Advertising. As Creative Director he conceived and executed projects for British Airways, Loewe, Dior or Fnac for 8 years. He has lived in Madrid, London, Paris and Berlin.
In 2009 he was awarded a full Talentia Scholarship from the European Union to study film in the United States. In 2011 he graduated from his Master of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, NY and received the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award "for deeming his work exceptional".
His first feature film, 'The Rock', about the love and hate relationship between Spain and Gibraltar, won the Golden Award for Best European Documentary at SEFF'11, as well as other recognitions in festivals in Russia, France, Argentina, Uruguay, US, UK and a special screening at the UN in New York. The film has been included as educational material in the public school system of Andalusia, Spain and several universities in the United States.
His work also includes TV series for National Geographic, narrative and documentary features, commercials, music videos and short films featured in 100+ festivals around the world. Download full résumé here.
Raúl Santos is a member of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain. He currently lives in Brooklyn, where he is an active member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. The New York Times mentioned him as "one of Spain's rising directors".