LAS VEGAS, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Films announces that it has started pre-production for a documentary to be completed in 2013 about the life of controversial SiriusXM Radio personality Dino Costa. Filming will begin in Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 18, 2013. The documentary film will be directed by Joel Franco, cinematography by Darko Nikolich, edited by Anthony Bernard, sound design by Karol Urban, and original music by Marianthe Bezzerides. The film will begin shooting in Wyoming, where Dino Costa resides and produces his daily radio sports talk show, The Dino Costa Show. The crew will then follow Costa to New York, NY, to continue filming Costa's hometown, friends, fans, and family.
Franco wanted to do the film because, "Dino is a breath of fresh air in the world of cookie-cutter sports talk radio. He is fiercely independent, and connects with his audience like few can. I just knew that under that big personality was a story waiting to be told. I am so excited to begin."
When asked about the film, Dino Costa said, "When I embarked on my career as a talk show host, I wanted to achieve many objectives; I never thought about the possibility of someone wanting to do a film about my career and my life. In speaking with Joel about his vision for this film, I'm confident that collaborating with the crew at Chesapeake Films will culminate in a documentary about my life that people will find interesting and compelling ."
About Chesapeake FilmsChesapeake Films, a full-service film and television production company, was founded by Joel Franco and Solidaris, LLC in 2006. Chesapeake Films' mission is to blend artistic talent with engaging stories to create feature films and television that delight audiences of all ages. Chesapeake Films' documentary, One Man's Journey to Truth, profiling energy healer Denie Hiestand's life was sold to Giam in 2012 and received an Award of Merit at the 2012 London Independent Film Festival (LiFF).Led by founder Joel Franco, Chesapeake Films has secured option agreements on a full slate of impressive stories for feature films and television programming. Chesapeake Films will attend Cannes Film Festival in May 2013 and will be meeting with distributors for the foreign distribution of One Man's Journey to Truth, distribution for his new documentary about Dino Costa and will meet with industry leaders to discuss collaborative relationships for the preproduction slate. Chesapeake Films' preproduction slate includes Poe, a biopic about Edgar Allen Poe and Future Kings, a futuristic science fiction story by world-renowned artist and writer, C. C. Long; an espionage thriller trilogy franchise based on Susan Ouellette's novels; Charles McDonald's historical fiction adventure slated as an animated feature based on his book The War Trail; Austin Cooper Otocki's edgy television series, The Social Eye, based on his book The Single Guy's Guide to Relationships; Stephen Gallup's drama based on his book, What about the Boy; Devil Cats, a horror film based on the book The Demons Walk Among Us, by Joann Harris; and Sherry Frazier's original CIA spy thriller, Deception Pass. For more information about Chesapeake Films, go to www.chesfilms.com About Dino Costa Dino Costa is the host of national radio show, The Dino Costa Show, broadcast weekdays on SiriusXM, Channel 86. Costa broadcasts from his state-of-the-art studios in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is known for providing audaciously original commentary and opinion on topical sports issues. Dino Costa's trademark independence and his in-your-face, cavalier approach is appreciated by his audiences all across North America. The Dino Costa Show has been a part of SiriusXM Radio since October 2009. In February 2011, Dino Costa signed a 2-year extension that will keep his show at SiriusXM through 2013. Agency Contact: Sherry Frazier