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“In an industry where craft seems to be giving way to speed and technology, Rod Santiano is one of those rare DPs who embraces innovation to achieve greater artistry. In our many and varied circumstances to co-create he has never disappointed. I trust him with my best stuff.”

J. Scott Featherstone, Lorien Entertainment, Producer/Director

“Rod’s ability to remain calm and creative amidst the chaos of a typical film shoot is one of his greatest assets.  Plus he’s handsome.  I’ve learned to trust him with the projects I care about the most.”

Greg Whiteley, One Potato Productions, Director

“Working with Rod is always a fantastic experience. He’s engaged in the project, brings great ideas, works well under pressure, and is fun to have on set. And, most importantly, he makes beautiful images.”

Jeff Parkin, Tinder Media, Writer/Director

“Rod works fast, never gets flustered, and lights and frames more beautifully than any DP I’ve ever worked with. Also, I’ve worked with two ASC DPs. He’s better and more fun than them.”

Alan Seawright, Telekinesis Entertainment, Director

“Rod not only gets what’s in my head, he consistently gives me something even better, all while keeping us on schedule and within the budget. And he does it pleasantly. Nobody ever gets yelled at, allowing us to keep a good vibe on set. A pleasure to work with every time.”

Dennis Agle, Lightstone Studios, Writer/Director

“I don’t know if it’d be appropriate for the world to know how much I love working with Rod.”

Greg Johnson, The Brute Squad, Producer/Director

“The only thing better than Rod’s personality is his work. And his personality is fantastic.”

Scott C. Halford, Foursite Studios, Director

“Rod possesses an aesthetic eye for beauty and the technical skill to achieve it. Each frame he shoots bears this conscientious decision toward perfection. The result is sheer art.”

Amy Kenny, Illumin8ed Productions, Writer/Director



Rod SantianoRoderick A. Santiano found his love for cinematography at the age of 14 when an innate sense of lighting, camera work and editing inspired him to seek a career in film. Since graduating from the film department of Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) in 1996, he has worked on countless commercials, shorts, feature films and documentaries. His documentary projects include NEW YORK DOLL—an Official Selection for the Sundance Film Festival in 2005—and the Billy Joel documentary feature, THE LAST PLAY AT SHEA; as well as contributing work to the Netflix Original MITT and the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED. Many of Roderick’s projects over the past three decades have won several awards in noted film festivals, have gone on to gain national television exposure and have also won Clio, AICP, ADDY, and TELLY awards.  



TitleDirectorProduction Company
VSP "Meet Ken"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
VSP "Weird"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
VSP "Frames of Steel"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Enrollment USA "Plan Making Pro"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Enrollment USA "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Enrollment USA "Serve Up Right"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Enrollment USA "Measure Twice, Cut Once"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Enrollment USA "All in Good Taste"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Enrollment USA "Finding the Right Angle"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
AARP "Bonding with the Boys"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
AARP "Girls Night In"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
AARP "Holiday Care Package"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
AARP "Mobile Businesswoman"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
AARP "Weekend e-Book Escape"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Arches Health Plan "A River Runs Through It"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Arches Health Plan "Climb a Different Ladder"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Arches Health Plan "Bike to Work"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Zippy Shell "Bear"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Zions Bank "Skydiving Granny"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
CSU Global "You're Ready for This"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
The Road Home "Clouds"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Ken Garff "Ezekiel" CampaignScott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Zions Bank "Honor"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Zions Bank "Window Seat"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Mozy "Hotel"Scott HalfordThomasARTS
VSP "Pass It Along"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
VSP "David's World"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Zions Bank "Playing the Branch"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Zions Bank "Work Smarter"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Ken Garff Hyundai "Report Card"Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Ken Garff Hyundai "Salary"Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Ken Garff Hyundai "Soft Bargain"Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Ken Garff Hyundai "Terrorists"Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Ken Garff Hyundai "Hostage"Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Ken Garff Hyundai "Waste"Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Zions Bank "Price of Gold"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Only ProteinScott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Coventry Health Care "Right-On-Time Tom"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Ken Garff "Mostly: Appendix"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Ken Garff "Fake"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Ken Garff "Moustache"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Ken Garff "Trapped"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Colorado Health Op "On Its Head"" "Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
VSP Direct "Look"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Arches Health Plan "Around Our House"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Arches Health Plan "Perfect Day"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Arches Health Plan "All Share"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Corporate Treasury Management "Foundations"Scott FeatherstoneThomasARTS
Aetna Health "Combinations"Jeff OlsenThomasARTS
Valter's Osteria "Valter's Vay"Jeff OlsenThomasARTS
Coventry Health "P.I.P."Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Arches Health Launch B-rollJeff OlsenThomasARTS
Vitalium PromoRoderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Zions Direct "Testimonials"Roderick A. SantianoThomasARTS
Q Sciences "Compensation Plan"Joshua LigairiPoint of the Mountain Productions
Northwest Dodge "Priorities"Jason SargentThomasARTS
Northwest Dodge "On the Wall"Jason SargentThomasARTS
Northwest Dodge "It's You"Jason SargentThomasARTS
Northwest Dodge "Expectations"Jason SargentThomasARTS
Les Olson Company "Legacy of Life"Tad HendersonThomasARTS
Dancing Moose PromoRoderick A. SantianoRefractant Media
USU Healthy Relationships "No Jerks"Alan SeawrightTelekinesis Studios
CityWide "Mission: Impossible"Alan SeawrightTelekinesis Studios
PottyFUNªBrandon ScottMIM creative
Yoplait "Healthy Lifestyles"Alexander von DavidBurrell Communications
Wonderful Pistachios "Nutcracker"Wendy SantianoRWS Productions
Wonderful Pistachios "Dentist"Wendy SantianoRWS Productions
Wonderful Pistachios "Now That's What I'm Talkin' About"Wendy SantianoRWS Productions
Z-Coil Shoes "Mother's Little Helpers"Wendy SantianoRWS Productions
Doritos "Somethin' Smells Good"Wendy SantianoRWS Productions
Liken "Good Parent"Dennis Agle, Jr.Lightstone
VMware Fusion "Switch"Wendy SantianoRWS Productions
Pepsi "Costume Party"Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Nike "Garage"Nick HillLucky Airlines
Nike "Happy Endings"Nick HillLucky Airlines
Maglite "Lady Killers"Thomas RichterRichter Pictures
Krazy Glue "Vegetarian Terrorist"Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Greyhound "Go Greyhound"Kristin ReedFarm Fresh Productions
Maglite "Swinger Strike Out"Alexander von DavidHot Cones
Trojan "Giggly-Girl-Sex-Jazbo"Alexander von Davidvon Films
Staedtler "Captured Thought""Tony PeckArt Center
Food4Less ""Pit Stop"Kristin ReedFarm Fresh Productions
L.A. Times Calendar "Craft Service"Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
PacBell "*69"Kristin ReedFarm Fresh Productions
Nike "Don't Just Do It"David MillerArt Center
G.E. "Bulbtease"Kwanmo KuhArt Center
Guess "Sex, Lies & Watches"Kwanmo KuhArt Center
Pentagon CargoBenedick DiazPentagon Cargo
TitleDirectorProduction Company
Most Likely to Succeed (additional cinematography, Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2015)Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Gutbuster (in post-production)Joshua LigairiVeggipocalypse Productions
MITT (additional cinematography, Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2014)Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
The Return of the Prodigal Son (in production)Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Uphill BattleAmy KenneyIllumin8ed Productions
Jonah and the Great FishDennis Agle, Jr.Lightstone Pictures
Stand StrongAmy KenneyIllumin8ed Productions
The Last Play at SheaPaul CrowderMaritime Motion Pictures/Spitfire Pictures
New York Doll (Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2005)Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Samuel the LamaniteDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
Daniel and the LionsDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
Esther and the KingDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
The First ChristmasDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
Alma and King Noah's CourtDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
One Smooth StoneDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
David and GoliathDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
Ammon and LamoniDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
Nephi and LabanDennis Agle, Jr. & Aaron EdsonLightstone Pictures
L.I.N.X.Bryan BagbyStoneridge Entertainment
Condemning EyesMike MendezEight Ball Pictures
We'll Have TomorrowBenedick DiazRocket Syndicate
TitleDirectorProduction Company
It Practically Writes ItselfAlan SeawrightTelekinesis Entertainment
Kipling "Right Above Me"Tucker DansieThe Corner Media
Pretty Darn Funny "Footloose Parody"Jeff ParkinTinder Transmedia
Pretty Darn Funny "Movie Cheating"Jeff ParkinTinder Transmedia
Pretty Darn Funny "Basket Case"Jeff ParkinTinder Transmedia
Pretty Darn Funny "Fitness Challenge"Jeff ParkinTinder Transmedia
Pretty Darn Funny "InstaMom App"Jeff ParkinTinder Transmedia
Warm CaseAlan SeawrightTelekinesis Studios
Nik Day "Sadder"Tucker DansieThe Corner Media
Nik Day "One in a Million"Tucker DansieThe Corner Media
Extra-VampiricalAlan SeawrightTelekinesis Studios
Flashback FightAlan SeawrightTelekinesis Studios
Nik Day "Slow Down"Tucker DansieThe Corner Media
Kenny Favero "Home"Tucker DansieThe Corner Media
Mother to MotherRoderick A. SantianoCara Jean Means
Another YearWendy SantianoRWS Productions
MethodWendy SantianoRWS Productions
Charity VisionGreg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Esperanza "10-Year Anniversary"Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
We Are Not WaitingGreg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
No Child Left BehindGreg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Speed DreamsGreg WhiteleyThe Documentary Channel/One Potato Productions
Cookin' Big Stuff (Episodes 1 & 2)G. Trent CruzDone in a Minute Productions
Lab SpaceSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Crystal HearingSamantha ManalangSamantha Manalang
Face to FaceSpanky WardO'Tay Productions
CrossroadsSpanky WardO'Tay Productions
David and Goliath TV BumpersDennis Agle, Jr.Lightstone Pictures
Taking a StandGreg RossiterLightstone Pictures
Start the BuzzGreg RossiterLightstone Pictures
An Excellent SpiritGreg RossiterLightstone Pictures
Building CharacterGreg RossiterLightstone Pictures
A Musical RetellingGreg RossiterLightstone Pictures
The Making of David and GoliathGreg RossiterLightstone Pictures
Wonder Woman: Battle of JusticeRon SantianoRed Cape Cinema
Martha's BakeryNobuhiro HayashiArt Center
superman i amMichael Sokey11th Hour Productions
The Secret Fears of Jake McDougal (2nd Unit)Mark ReberPalindrome Productions
A Turn in the TreeTodd WhitakerTodd Whitaker
Early Bird Special (Visual Consultant)Timothy LeeArt Center
Mario "Spark My Heart"Mario RomanoRomano Music
Mario "Poetry"Robert LeeRomano Music
Jesus Christ NinjastarMike MendezEight Ball Pictures
Janice Russo "Money Talks"Mike MendezImageMaker Productions
Rob Fercano "Here Is My Love""Mike MendezImageMaker Productions
Destiny AD ""The Tower"Mike MendezImageMaker Productions
Turning Keys "Grey Skies"Mike MendezImageMaker Productions
Cindy Z "I Like It"Mike MendezImageMaker Productions
AngelesRoderick A. SantianoHot Cones
Employee BewareNick YeowArt Center
Victim's RevengeNick YeowArt Center
The ReturnKwanmo KuhArt Center
Car WashRoderick A. SantianoHot Cones
Inflatable AttractionRoderick A. SantianoHot Cones
Two to the FairRoderick A. SantianoHot Cones
Goldi-lox, Three Bears and Her LoversMike MendezEight Ball Pictures
The Path to TinseltownMike MendezEight Ball Pictures
Clucky the Chicken BoyMike MendezEight Ball Pictures
Flowers from FailureRoderick A. SantianoHot Cones
Anti-Drug PSA "The Tennis Match"Roderick A. SantianoRocket Syndicate
Superhero SaviorRoderick A. SantianoHot Cones
One Life to Live and 12 Hours to Do ItMike MendezEight Ball Pictures
Peace & ViolenceRoderick A. SantianoHot Cones
Sharks in the Swimming PoolMichael Sokey11th Hour Productions
Late for LoveRoderick A. Santiano & Mike MendezEight Ball Pictures
Dead BrokeRoderick A. SantianoEight Ball Pictures
The SitterMike MendezEight Ball Pictures
Teenage Mutant Ninja Nazis 2: Electric BoogalooMike Mendez & Chad SommersEight Ball Pictures
Private DickMike Mendez & Chad SommersEight Ball Pictures
Teenage Mutant Ninja NazisMike Mendez & Chad SommersEight Ball Pictures
PoultrygeistMike Mendez & Chad SommersEight Ball Pictures
TitleDirectorProduction Company
A Day in the Life of Utah Food BankMyself and LegionThomasARTS
Aetna Value StoryJeff OlsenThomasARTS
VitaliumTroy ThomasThomasARTS
Zions Bank Giants in Our CityScott HalfordThomasARTS
Feeling the Holy Ghost: Power of the Holy Spirit (additional photography)Brooke HarrisLDS Church
Mormon Messages: Men's Hearts Shall Fail Them (additional photography)Christina Torriente-RobeyLDS Church
Church News & Events: International Art Competition 2011 PromoErika BahrLDS Church
Mormon Messages: Spirit of RevelationTucker DansieLDS Church
Mormon Messages: Waiting on the Road to DamascusTucker DansieLDS Church
Qivana: Doctors (2011)
Brandon ScottMIM creative
Qivana: Doctors (2010)
Brandon ScottMIM creative
Limu Product Line 2011Brandon ScottMIM creative
Preferred Freezer "Chicago II"Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Preferred Freezer "Dear Chicago"Greg WhiteleyOne Potato Productions
Missionary Progression "Preach My Gospel"" (additional photography)"Greg WhiteleyLDS Church
Spy FlySolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
S.O.S GoodSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
S.O.S. Bad
Solomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
The Bad Bank NegotiationSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Daniel and the Lions TV BumpersDennis Agle, Jr.Lightstone Pictures
LDS Visitors Center ConceptBrandon ScottLDS Church
Seller's WeekSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Handling TacticsSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Truck CaseSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Breaking DeadlockSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
KrunchSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Chemical CaseSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Buyer's LimitsSolomon TragerKarrass, Ltd.
Religion Educator's SeriesCraig ThompsonReligion Educator's Series

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