- Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
- NEW YORK
Production company DECON has signed sibling directing duo the Mundo Sisters for U.S. commercial representation. Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo’s cinematic storytelling captures raw, arresting visuals and emotionally charged, authentic narratives. Their short film Rowdy Ronda Rousey for ESPN Films made a major splash in the sports world, premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival and becoming the most viewed short film in ESPN history upon its release.
Following that short, ESPN commissioned the Mundo sisters to helm the film series What Makes Us that highlights elite female athletes. The Mundo Sisters’ 2013 feature documentary American Commune--about their childhood on a rural Tennessee commune and their culture shock upon leaving it--premiered to critical acclaim at the HotDocs International Film Festival and was later broadcast on Al Jazeera America and released on Amazon.
The directorial duo got its start at MTV, creating and directing My Life (Translated) and directing the Emmy-winning documentary series, True Life. The Mundo Sisters were awarded grants from Women in Film, New York State Council of the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, the Jerome Foundation and Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship.
The Mundo Sisters earlier were on the roster of Biscuit Filmworks. Now at DECON, they will work with, among others, partner/executive producer Misha Louy, who said, “The Mundo Sisters are not only a great fit for us stylistically, but they really have the smarts and drive to excel in the direction where filmmaking and advertising are headed. They create such well-manicured work that exemplifies their ease and intention for crafting beautiful and interesting storytelling.”