‘Five Feet Apart’ Filmmaker Justin Baldoni Signs With Spark & Riot – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Industrial manufacturing and administration firm, Spark & Riot has inked Justin Baldoni for director illustration. The 5 Toes Aside filmmaker will proceed to be repped by WME in all different areas as nicely.

The director, producer, writer, actor, is the co-founder of Wayfarer Studios and the Wayfarer Basis. Final yr, he directed and produced Clouds, which grew to become Disney’s first-ever narrative acquisition for its international platform, Disney+. His 2019 film 5 Toes Aside reps his his function directorial debut, grossing closing to $92M WW off a $7M manufacturing value. He additionally created and directs The CW’s documentary sequence, My Final Days, and performed Rafael on the community’s award-winning present Jane the Virgin. Impressed by his private journey, Baldoni created Man Sufficient, a dialog sequence that explores the messages of masculinity whereas reimagining what it means to be a person on the planet at this time. Baldoni has adopted up his wildly widespread viral TED Discuss along with his first e-book Man Sufficient: Undefining My Masculinity as a part of a 3 e-book cope with Harper Collins.

Spark & Riot founder Ana de Diego stated, “Justin sees the world by way of a selfless lens each in entrance of and behind the digital camera. His work is his objective and I actually imagine it’s why his movies resonate with viewers whether or not they’re lengthy or quick format. We’re trying ahead to bringing him alternatives that align along with his objective and are thrilled to be representing Justin at Spark & Riot for his business and branded content material endeavors.”

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein of Spark & Riot stated, “I’ve been working with Justin for almost a decade, on the very starting of his profession, transitioning him from documentary lengthy type work into commercials and branded content material. Since then he’s grown into an distinctive storyteller, scripted and unscripted in each tv and movie. On the core of Justin and Spark & Riot EP/Founder Ana de Diego’s work is the necessity to give again. Spark & Riot is the proper house for Justin to proceed his journey in promoting, telling tales that remember the human expertise.”

Targeted on growing, producing and managing business directing alternatives for his or her shoppers, Spark & Riot leverages their work with manufacturers to assist socially acutely aware initiatives and actions. With each promoting job the corporate takes on, Spark & Riot groups with an area non-profit group to deal with a unique UN Sustainable Growth Objective and donate a proportion of the online revenue to the group. Since their inception, the corporate has donated cash and financed initiatives to greater than two dozen organizations, spanning ten international locations throughout 4 continents.

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