Santiago Piqueras Ricote

Director, editor, singer.

Santiago is a director, editor and singer born in a small
Spanish town, close to Alicante, called Elda. He started his creative journey as a singer in the band Hoodoo where he was also in charge of video, graphics and image for the band while studying his degree in Fine Arts, specialising on video.

The first short film he directed was an artistic portrait of Omar Arráez (Portrait of a Portrait, 2015), an extraordinary Spanish artist that works with paper and portraits in a way that Santi had never seen. He then moved to London at the end of 2015 and started pursuing his career in music and video, mixing both passions by focusing on producing videos for the music industry, leading him to work with many artists, labels such as Universal Music and live music promoters where he had the opportunity to produce videos for well known Spanish artists during this period, such as IZAL, M-Clan, SFDK and many more.

In 2019 he decided to make the jump towards documentary film making, working as an assistant editor for the documentary ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ by Michael Oswald in 2020. Being interested in alternative ways of living and looking himself for his own path towards living in a more sustainable way he decided to film and interview people already living in different ways, that’s how he directed ‘Life on a Boat’ between summer 2019 and January 2021. Passionate about myth and storytelling, interested in the mysteries of life, he wants to focus his films on the edges of society and culture, where the magic happens, where new possible paths might appear in front of us while we’re looking for them in the turmoil of the times we live in.

On the side of making videos, he also likes to practise poetry (mainly in Spanish though), write his own music and spend time in nature. You can read some of his poems and personal blog here.