Some people were created with more than one talent, and luckily some have been able to identify them early enough. Roberto Santiago is among the few individuals who have achieved so much in more than one field. He is a modern jack of all trades. He was born in Madrid in 1968, and throughout his life, Roberto has mostly focused on the entertainment industry. He is a writer by profession, a motivation speaker, a film director, a journalist and he also does film scripts. One of his most celebrated works is a book that he wrote called ‘Futbolismos.’ The book has so far sold over one million copies worldwide and some country such as France, Poland, and the Czech Republic have bought the rights for translation.
Futbolisimos sold 30,000 copies during its first edition and had thousand more in its subsequent editions. Roberto Santiago studied image and sound at Complutense University and later on learned about creation at the School of Letters of Madrid. He directed his first short film in the year 1999 which was called ‘Roulette.’ The film was presented in the official sections of the Cannes Film Festival. Two years later, Roberto premiered at the Spanish Film Festival of Malaga with ‘Happy Men’ and ‘The Longest Penalty in the World’ which was nominated to Goya as one of the best-adapted screenplays. The movies had over one million spectators in cinemas spread across Spain.
Roberto Santiago is also the screenwriter of famous movies such as the Game of Truth, The Art of Stealing and The Journal of Carlota. In television, he has directed the two seasons of Syndrome of Ulysses. Additionally, he has also involved himself in theatres by writing some of the classical plays including share 38, Naked, Happiness of Women among others. His input into this plays is remarkable, and he has been praised for being one of the creative in the industry. As a novelist, Roberto has published several youth and children book.
Roberto has several collections of football novels and adult novels such as ‘Ana’ which has also been translated into several languages. In 1991, he was awarded one of the prestigious awards by the Inter American Press Association Award for Commentary. In the previous year, he had also been awarded first prize in a Hispanic Magazine Short Story Contest. Some people also know Roberto as a journalist who investigates and report on matters concerning Latinos. As a reporter, he has worked with Cleveland Plain Dealer where according to the management, his performance was outstanding. Today, he lives in Brooklyn, New York together with his wife, Cristina Alcazar. Roberto is a visionary person who comes from humble beginning to become among the most celebrated Screenwriters in the world.