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Award-Winning Director Colin Francis Costello Joins Hometeam for Global Commercial Production

Named by Fast Company as one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies, Hometeam, is excited to announce that biracial writer/director Colin Francis Costello is available for both U.S. and international commercial production. Colin is an award-winning creator within the Los Angeles creative community, bringing both a film and advertising aesthetic to the global content production company.

“We are thrilled to be working with Colin on commercial production,” said Lagan Sebert, Hometeam Founding Partner. “Because of his deep expertise as a writer and agency side creative, he offers Hometeam and our clients an exciting option for projects that need strong narrative style directing.”

Colin is a natural storyteller, whose films and web series have screened at Academy-qualifying festivals including LA Shorts, Hollyshorts, The American Black Film Festival, Dances with Films and Idyllwild. His short films have also screened all over the U.S. and internationally including Australia, France, Canada and Germany.

 

Filmmaker Colin Francis Costello
Filmmaker Colin Francis Costello

He honed his storytelling skills working in advertising as a Creative Director/Copywriter for over 20 years. During his years in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Colin conceived, supervised and wrote for a wide range of clients including The Los Angeles Dodgers, Netflix, McDonald’s, Budweiser, Dr. Pepper/7-UP, Gatorade, Jack n’ the Box, Toyota, Lexus, Target, Disney, Marvel and AT&T.

His debut short film, which he wrote and directed, “The After Party” has played in 25 festivals internationally and won five. His second short film, “Dreamwisher” has won ten awards in the United States and internationally. Colin won Best Director and Best Comedy for an LGBTQ+ web series titled “From Russia with Motive.”

Colin’s writing has gotten the attention of Spike Lee, Michael Bay, Marcus Nispel, Ridley Scott, Tim Burton, Jan DeBont and Dr. Maya Angelou.

He is currently on the film festival circuit for the award-winning “Storage,” a psychological short thriller, which just won best Sci-Fi Horror in Cannes.

Though his short films have won, cumulatively, over 25 awards and honors, it is not award- recognition that drives him. Being Biracial, Colin strives to connect his audiences with the personal, sometimes daunting journey of his protagonists. His projects focus on the interpersonal relationships which happen when placing characters in extraordinary situations. These themes can be seen in Colin’s upcoming feature, Na0mi, which is currently in development.

“Having the support of Hometeam as I dig deeper into directing is very humbling,” says Colin Francis Costello. “When I met Lagan, I felt a natural bond with the company and I genuinely believed in their exciting plans for the future. Working with this talented and welcoming family gives me the opportunity to help them meet these goals. They have surrounded me with creative people, allowing me to do what I love which is tell stories whether they are 30-seconds or 90 minutes. I’m so stoked to be part of such a talented and welcoming family.”

“Our clients have increasingly asked for directors with narrative comedy chops who can work on digital content sized budgets and with Colin we now deliver them a world class Director with a unique perspective and confident hand whose work is at once authentic and provocative,” said Lagan.

Recently, Hometeam has been creating video content across the U.S. and around the world for TV shows on networks like NBC’s “The Voice” and “American Song Contest,” streaming platforms HBO Max, Apple TV+, Discovery+, as well as numerous brands and agencies which include Google, Volkswagen, Niantic, Walmart, AmEx and many others. Last year, Hometeam also launched its first original content series on Discovery+, “Conjuring Kesha.”

In 2022, their work for “The Voice” was nominated for an Emmy and their back-to-school campaign for Walmart won a Clio Award. Hometeam’s latest TV project “My Kind of Country” is currently streaming on Apple TV+, and they brought home yet another Webby this year with their work with Google’s All In accessibility campaign.

Hometeam is represented on the East Coast by Anna Rotholz and the Midwest Director of Business Development is Surita Mansukhani.

Colin Francis Costello’s reel is available upon request. For more information contact: cwpr // Carrie Wick Public Relations, www.carriewickpr.com 

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