Santa Fe Studios


Conrad Hool

President: Production

With more than 40 years of international experience in the film industry, Conrad Hool has had the good fortune to work with some of the all-time greats, including Howard Hawks, John Wayne, Burt Lancaster, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Sam Peckinpah, Ralph Nelson and Stanley Donen.

His career has taken him on location to more than 30 countries, where he developed a strong command of all aspects of physical production. Conrad's involvement with a film begins during the planning stage, during which he oversees the creation of detailed line-item budgets for up to 25 different departments. In the pre-production phase, he immerses himself in location scouting and analysis, the creation of daily shooting schedules and associated logistics, and the securing of any production incentives or soft monies.

During production, Conrad joins forces with the director and crew to continuously revise budgets and schedules — whatever is required to keep a film running smoothly and on track. He then helps wrap up the process by collaborating with the director and post-production facilities to assure that the film is delivered as envisaged.

In addition to his extensive film industry experience, Conrad possesses a comprehensive business background, having overseen the management and operation of several corporations in both the United States and Mexico.

Conrad is a member of the Screen Actors Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.

The Hool family

The Hool family represents six generations in the entertainment industry. This collective history has infused our approach to Santa Fe Studios.


Advisory Board

  • Gary Credle
  • Joe Hartwick
  • Gary Martin
  • Donna Smith
  • Martin Baum, RIP