the filmmakers

CRISTINA COSTANTINI (Director)

Cristina directed Science Fair, which won audience awards at Sundance and SxSW in 2018, as well as an Emmy and a Critics’ Choice award for best first-time director. Cristina previously worked as an investigative journalist, covering detention centers, sex trafficking, and the opiate epidemic. Her investigative work has been recognized with a GLAAD Award and a DuPont. She is a partner at Los Angeles-based production company, Muck Media.

KAREEM TABSCH (Director)

Kareem directed The Last Resort, an official selection of DOC NYC distributed by Kino Lorber. His short Dolphin Lover premiered at Slamdance and won Best Short Doc at LA Film Festival. Former Program Director of The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Kareem is the co-founder of South Florida’s largest art-house theater, O Cinema.

ALEX FUMERO (Producer)

Alex is a producer and creative developer. He most recently oversaw I Think You Should Leave (Netflix) and prior to that served as Vice President of Original Programming for HBO in Alternative and Comedy where his projects included Random Acts of Flyness2 Dope Queens, and Chris Gethard: Career Suicide.

Walter Mercado with filmmakers Cristina Costantini, Kareem Tabsch, and Alex Fumero