Six years ago while considering making a documentary on the meth cookers in Eugene, Ore., De los Santos himself became an addict. He recounts, "I am happy that chapter is over, but in rehab I kept making lists of producers. And then two days out, I said, Im going to go to L.A. and make a film." And he did venture south, but without any real contacts.
Sneaking into a party here, stalking a contact there, he eventually decided on Chris Hanley and Muse Films to produce his film. And after a few more hundred phone calls and unannounced visits to movie sets, De los Santos got Muse Films to see his point of view. But even with Muse on board, the project stalled again when designated director Åkerlund couldnt start because of scheduling conflicts. Again impatient, De los Santos found Åkerlund on the Internet and convinced him to read his script and do his movie.
Now being edited in Sweden, the film should be ready by fall to showcase De los Santoss talent both as a writer and stalker.