The news comes after the success of Costantini and Foster’s documentary Science Fair, which tells the story of nine students from around the world who are competing in the highly competitive Intel science fair as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and of course, hormones. The film was well-received on its festival run, winning the Audience Award at SXSW and the Sundance Film Festival. It recently nabbed the Critics’ Choice Award for Best First Time Directors.
Costantini and Foster will collaborate with Exile to promote and provide opportunities for emerging creatives, with the goal of engaging the next generation of young, multicultural directors. They will focus on delivering stories that have a significant cultural impact from a multitude of perspectives. Further details will be revealed in the coming months.
“We are thrilled to be working with Cristina, Darren and the extraordinary team at Muck Media once again” said Lee. “They have a unique ability to identify compelling stories and characters and tell their stories in powerful and entertaining ways.”
“Isaac was the first person to see the opportunity and the potential of Science Fair. He believed in us and the project from beginning to end,” said Costantini. Foster adds, “We jumped at the opportunity to work with Exile because for us it means we can take big creative risks and produce projects that can have a real impact.”
The collaboration is a notable marriage of interests. Lee, who is the former chief creative officer of Univision and Televisa and launched Exile in October. It has a focus on developing, packaging and producing premium, long-form content for both the Spanish and English market. Muck Media specializes in investigative documentaries and character-driven series. They have earned a duPont, a Peabody, a Livingston Award for Young Journalists, an Overseas Press Club Award, several Emmy nominations.