My name is Elifer Santos. I was born and raised in the Philippines and later moved to the town of Banff in Alberta, Canada. I grew up and discovered my passion for filmmaking surrounded by postcard-like views of the Rocky Mountains, where life moves at a gentler pace. My first productions were personalised semi-documentaries of the lives of close friends using a handheld digital camera.
My love for filmmaking led me to Vancouver, BC, where I attended the Digital Film and Video Program at The Art Institute of Vancouver. I am able to professionally produce, shoot, direct and edit. Collaboration with other individuals has been a continual inspiration to me. I imagine I’m in the place of the character in the story so I can connect with their emotions and challenges. I develop attachments and relationships with the stories and characters that I’m editing – this enables me to deliver both a professionally and emotionally valuable final product.
My list of credits includes short films, documentaries, music videos, corporate videos, wedding videos and independent feature. To view examples of my work, see my portfolio. In my spare time I explore older photographs and video footage, or experiment with new forms of editing and filmmaking. In short, this is both my occupation and my passion.