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The Originals

The Originals

The directors’ former landlord, Matty “Square” Ruggiero and his childhood friends, the Union Street Boys, tell their story of what it was like to grow up in South Brooklyn.

Cristina Maria Costantini, Alfie Kim Koetter

Cristina is an Emmy award-winning director. Her latest documentary Mucho Mucho Amor premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and on Netflix in 2020, and was nominated for an Emmy for Best Arts and Culture Documentary. Her first feature film, Science Fair, won the Sundance Festival Favorite Award as well as the SXSW Audience Award, a Critics Choice Award for Best First Time Director, and an Emmy award.

Alfie is an architect and teaches at the USC School of Architecture. His animated work has appeared in Science FairMucho Mucho Amor, and Geographic Film Own the Room.

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