Hey, I'm Colin!

Los Angeles, California

Colin Francis Costello is an Emmy-nominated biracial WGA East Writer/Director living in LA.

His features include the theatrically-released Star Wars-inspired family film The Stream (2013) starring Rainn Wilson. It is currently 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and can be screened on Amazon Prime.  He was nominated for a Midwest Emmy in 2015 for his work on the PBSKids educational series Moochie Kalala Detectives Club and he has two award-winning Twilight Zone-inspired short films that he wrote and directed, The After Party (2017) and Dreamwisher (2018)

He is currently on the fest circuit with the comedy web series From Russia with Motive which is about acceptance and stereotypes.

Directors and companies who have shown an interest in his writing and concepts include Spike Lee, Michael Bay, Jan Debont, Tim Burton, Malcolm Lee, Marcus Nispel, and Pamela Thomas, Netflix, Overbrook, Warner Bros, and New Line.

When Colin's not creating, he is an active member of the WGA West Committee of Black Writers, Activities Committee and Genre Committee. He also teaches screenwriting at UCLA and I am the West Coast Editor for Reel 360, an online outlet that covers advertising and entertainment.

Colin is repped by Metallic Entertainment and CWPR. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Desde La Tierra Muerta

Mexico City, Mexico Film Short
Drama, Horror

After being sold into an unwanted marriage in 1622, Eleonora struggles to find meaning and agency in her new life as a wife.

155%

This project got the green light!

I Love Bed-Stuy

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Documentary

A love story intertwines with a love letter to Bed-Stuy- the place and it's residents.

102%

This project got the green light!

Jack & Jill Really Went Downhill.

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Thriller

A kidnapped couple call in to their group therapy session for help -- but everyone mistakes their plight for a 'role play' exercise.

96%

This project got the green light!

Move In With Me?

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Hidden fears and doubts begin to surface in this honest telling of friendship.

101%

This project got the green light!

HALCYON DAYS

Austin, Texas Film Short
Drama, Romance

After meeting online, two teenagers decide to escape their unhappy lives together in a three-day long romantic escapade across West Texas.

106%

This project got the green light!

And Along Came Lily

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

And Along Came Lily follows Lily, a sexually inhibited midwesterner, who is forced to face her fears surrounding the mythical orgasm.

90%

This project got the green light!

The Veil

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Mystery, Sci-Fi

A retired priest finds himself thrust into a supernatural mystery of identity and personal history when he shelters a runaway Amish bride.

110%

This project got the green light!

I Could Just Die, and That Would Be All Right

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Fantasy, Horror

A depressed woman tries to get herself killed by a creature in the woods, but ends up undead and forced to reckon with living forever.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Wolf Among Us

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Comedy, Horror

Sex, pizza, and bullets are a great combination for a Friday night as a newly turned werewolf, and her friends bury an unexpected monster.

109%

This project got the green light!

Storage

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Mystery

A woman, with no memory of who she is, wakes up padlocked in a storage locker. Her only clue - a crazed cheerleader who is also trapped..

106%

This project got the green light!

GAMEGIRL

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Spencer must retrieve her Gameboy from her ex as her reality distorts into a video game, and she risks losing all five of her lives.

85%

This project got the green light!

Valentina

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Fantasy

An 8-year-old girl is taking an overnight road trip with negligent grandparents. She soon discovers she might be better off alone.

88%

This project got the green light!

Broken Vessels

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Jane, a person with cancer, discovers with the help of a new friend Naomi, that she may be more powerful than she had ever imagined.

105%

This project got the green light!

BOO

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Drama

A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth.

101%

This project got the green light!

From Russia With Motive Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two sisters leave their small village in Russia to find rich American husbands in Los Angeles.

100%

This project got the green light!

Born Still

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Western

For the women of the Civil War, the battle to maintain a home can be just as bloody, and even life-threatening.

104%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

PRofessionals

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

An underdog PR company's last chance comes as they are hired by an entitled State Senator's daughter to win her class election.

83%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis, Indiana Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Blood Stains

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Thriller

Leaving his band and girlfriend behind to become a star in America, an ambitious singer meets a mysterious hitch-hiker with a plan.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Night Runner

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Thriller

If you were fearless, what would you do?

102%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Technophobe Davy Ludd is dragged online by a hipster co-worker in the meandering quest to find his long lost sweetheart Rose.

106%

This project got the green light!

People Die in This Movie

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Horror

Five friends are terrorized on their spring break camping trip.

100%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.

87%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.

90%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles, California Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

The Last Clinics

McAllen, Texas Series
Documentary

"The Last Clinics" follows abortion clinics and communities at the center of the battle against reproductive rights.

100%

This project got the green light!

Distance

Los Angeles, California Series
Romantic Comedy

a long distance love story told from two perspectives - HIS (directed by a fella) and HERS (directed by a lady)

100%

This project got the green light!

Uprooting Addiction (previously titled Recovering Community)

Cornwall, Litchfield County Film Feature
Documentary

Personal Stories of Addiction and the Transformative Power of Recovery.

85%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma, California Film Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.

103%

This project got the green light!

Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel, Florida Film Feature
Adventure, Fantasy

After receiving a mysterious ancient tablet, two unlikely adventurers are set on quest to find the lost continent of Atlantis.

106%

This project got the green light!

The After Party

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Mystery, Thriller

A well-known party girl stops in a dive bar for a nightcap and discovers she shares a horrific secret with four mysterious women.

110%

This project got the green light!

Sonnet - A Short Film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Haunted by a lifelong struggle with identity and self-love, two childhood friends come together searching for a reason to live.

110%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

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