I tell truths that my eyes see, my heart believes and my camera captures

Ana Luisa Santos

Ana Luisa Santos Wildlife Filmmaker

Ana Luisa is educated as an engineer (MSc.), but has always had an eye and interest for nature, photography and filmmaking.

Over the years, Ana Luisa studied, worked and volunteered in countries such as Turkey, China, Spain as well as Portugal, which is where she was born and raised. The subject of the projects which she has been involved in are as diverse as Conservation, Sustainability, Ecodesign, Engineering, Inclusion and Education.

After settling in The Netherlands, Ana Luisa put on hold her scientific and engineering career to dedicate full time to wildlife and natural history filmmaking. One of her aides was the establishment of Ateles Films as an independent and solid film production company.

Spending considerable time in the field filming, her work also covers all stages of production from concept to delivery (4K). Bearded vultures, barbary macaques, spider monkeys, foxes amongst others wildlife, feature in her own Ateles Films productions or films for channels such as NHK, France Televisions, BBC or Nat Geo Wild.

Her latest production was premiered in Japan on Autumn 2021 reaching a wide audience.

Every project is a lesson. But also an opportunity to share the importance of the wildlife and environment around or far away from us. Her mission is to tell stories about real animals with wild behaviour.

Ana Luisa is a member of The Jackson Wild Collective and Her Wild Vision Initiative and her work has been featured in publications worldwide.

Speaking languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Dutch
Basic knowledge of: French, Papiamento language, Cape Verdean Creole, Turkish

More information – www.ateles.org

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