Ana Luisa Santos


Educated as an engineer, now filmmaker and conservationist, Ana started making wildlife and natural history documentaries in 2014 after she helped establish Ateles Films as an independent production company. She then co-produced NHK Japan's Barbary Macaques: The Paternal Bond in Morocco and went on to work as assistant producer on Return of the Spider Monkeys for National Geographic Wild and ARTE as well as working as a camera assistant for BBC Natural World’s Jungle Animal Hospital in Guatemala and Dutch cinema films Holland: Natuur in de Delta (2015) and Wild Amsterdam (2017). In 2018 she co-produced, shot and edited Ateles Films’ NHK production Pyrenees Mountain about the Bearded Vulture in the Spanish Pyrenees. In 2019 she directed and produced A Wild Fox Life, which has been broadcast on NHK in Japan, France Televisions and ServusTV in Austria.

Spider Monkey For Sale
Audience Award Best Short Film 2020