Ruggero Dalla Santa – Director
After obtaining a BA in Oriental Languages from Venice Ca’ Foscari University in 2005, Ruggero moved to Beijing, China, where he enrolled in a one-year course at the Beijing Film Academy in 2007.
In 2008 he was accepted at East 15 Acting School in the UK to study World Performance. Thanks to this original course that focused heavily on the creation of new material, Ruggero developed his passion for both acting and directing.
During the course at East 15, Ruggero directed two plays: Inferno 5th (an original adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and G. H. Boker’s Francesca Da Rimini) and Hector (a re-imagining of Hector and Achilles’ last fight from The Iliad). Both shows were well received by students and industry professionals alike, and Ruggero made an in-studio feature length movie adaptation of Inferno 5th.
After leaving East 15, Ruggero followed several filmmaking courses and workshops at the renowned Raindance Film Festival.
In 2012, Ruggero wrote and directed two short movies, The Boss and Speed, the latter premiered at Kino London to great public success and critical acclaim.
In the same year, Ruggero started producing and developing showreels from scratch for actors under the trade name One Foot in the Door Showreels. This business provides a full turn-key facility of writing, shooting and editing three professional-quality scenes per actor. To date, Ruggero has produced over 150 scenes, equivalent to two feature-length movies.
Paul Dewdney – Producer
Paul has thirty years of experience in business at management level, especially in regards to budgeting and sales. In addition to this, Paul has more than fifty film credits as an actor and is therefore well versed in how a production should run both in front and behind the camera.
Paul is a hands-on producer who likes to make himself available to all on a daily basis by producing from the set, and not from a distant office.
Arturo Vasquez – Cinematographer
After a remarkable career as a focus puller and camera operator, he decided to move to New York where he studied Cinematography (School of Visual Arts), and painting (The Art Students League).
Upon his return to the UK he became, in a very short time, a much loved, respected and awarded Director of Photography. His cinematography is honest and intuitive; it reflects an unconventional representation of light, based on his own observation of life.
Arturo is currently based in London, where his short film Good Night has been nominated for BAFTA Awards 2013 among other international film festivals.