Edwin Santiago

Namibia: The Struggle for Freedom, Producer and Editor

Personal Information

Born Edwin Santiago, 1951, Rio Pierdras, Puerto Rico; family moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1955. Both parents worked as furriers in the garment district in New York City. married Alma Nora Martinez; One son, Anthony. Divorced and re-married to Christine Lynn Karnik, two children; Nicole Tillie and Daniel Luis. Completed the Navy Cinema Program, School of Cinema, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Currently resides in Murrieta Ca.


Retired after twenty year career in the United States Marine Corps. Served from 1970-1990, enlisted as “Combat Photographer”, commissioned a Warrant Officer early in his career and obtain the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. Entire military career was in the Audiovisual field. Started Digital Cut Post, Inc., in 1992, served as assistant editor on many films before editing his first feature “After the Game” in 1997. Edited episodes of “The Great Ships” and “American Castles” for the History Channel. For Charles Burnett he has edited, “The Blues Project: Warming by the Devils Fire” and “Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation”, he also re-edited “My Brothers Wedding”. Has co-produced, Father Damien: An Uncommon Kindness, which received the Cine Golden Eagle as best Documentary and “Brain Dead”.