Jonny Santana has pursued filmmaking since he was four years old. His elementary school recognized his passion for filmmaking and in sixth grade gave him the resources to create a television series that would play bi-weekly for all 600 students at his school. In middle school he followed filmmaking into several contests and won multiple prizes for his short film work. He continued to create short films until his sophomore year in high school when he decided to follow in Spielberg’s footsteps by writing and directing a Feature Film before he graduated high school. It took Jonny a year and a half to complete his first feature “Fruit Juice”. It premiered at the Ken Cinema in San Diego for his community. Immediately after he began work on “The Empty Iris” his second feature film. By the end of the production he had worked with over a hundred cast and crew members and nine local San Diego bands. It took him and his team a year and a half to finish the film and it premiered in Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts. Since then “The Empty Iris” has screened four times in San Diego. Shortly after Jonny worked with Los Shadows on a short film “Lisa’s Sheets” and Jairek Robbins on a Docu-Series. Currently he is getting ready to shoot another short film “Spill Milk and Cry” and developing his third feature film- which will begin shooting at the end of this year.