Al Santana collaborated with Alonzo Speight to produce Military Options (Third World Newsreel, 2005) in New York City. He is an independent filmmaker and photographer with numerous award-winning documentaries, public affairs films, and videos aired on both network and public television. He has served as a judge for the national Emmy awards and artistic consultant for the Fox Chase Cancer Center in the production of a video about smoking cessation within communities of color. He is the recipient of production grants from the New York State Council on The Arts, The New York Foundation for The Arts, and the Jerome Foundation. Over the course of his career, Al has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.