Tiago R. Santos
Tiago R. Santos is a screenwriter and a novelist. He was born in 1976 and, after a short career as a journalist, began working as a screenwriter in 2007 with "Call Girl", still to this day on the top 10 most watched Portuguese movies at the Box Office. He wrote "A Bela e o Paparazzo" and "Os Gatos Não Têm Vertigens” (Cats Have No Vertigo) - project with which he won the awards for best screenplay from the Portuguese Film Academy and the Portuguese Society of Authors - and worked on such tv series as “Liberdade 21” “Conta-me como Foi” and “Filhos do Rock” (among others) – the last two won the award for best TV Series by the Portuguese Society of Authors. He worked on the remake of “O Leão da Estrela", directed by Leonel Vieira, and is the author of “Amor Impossível", directed by Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos, films premiered in 2015. He was again nominated by the Portuguese Film Academy for Best Screenplay for “Amor Impossível” and the movie won Best Picture that year. In 2013 he published his first novel: "A Velocidade dos Objectos Metálicos" by the publishing company "Clube do Autor". Currently, Tiago is a film critic for the GPS supplement of “Sábado” magazine. He wrote and directed “Addictions For A Happy Family", a short film selected for the Huesca International Film Festival – among many others. Later, Tiago co-adapted - along with David Machado, author of the novel - the "Average Index of Happiness”, a project directed by Joaquim Leitão for which he was again nominated by the Portuguese Film Academy for Best Adapted Screenplay. Tiago also worked on the remake of “Perdidos”, a film by Sérgio Graciano. He is the co-creator, along with Hugo Gonçalves and João Tordo, of “País Irmão” a RTP series – nominated for Best TV Series by the Portuguese Society of Authors - and wrote “Parque Mayer”, his fifth collaboration with António-Pedro Vasconcelos, a project that earned him his 4th nomination by the Portuguese Film Academy.