Joey Costa has a lifelong passion for screenwriting and multimedia production. He has successfully secured funding for several projects including a 400 page graphic novel, landed script coverage from a billion dollar-grossing studio, and has co-written two feature screenplays, The Greatest Act and 1001 Vegas Nights, with Excavation co-founder Nick Coston.
Joey works closely with both illustrators and writers throughout the entire production life cycle. He brings a business-conscious approach to original production and ensures everyone who touches an Excavation project has skin in the game.
In 2009 Joey earned a BA in International Relations and also studied screenwriting at the renowned S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He also earned his MPH in Management from Columbia University.
Joey lives in New York City with his wife, Nicole, and his long-haired dachshund, Chief, the true celebrity in the family with a passionate online fanbase (ig: @tiny_chief).
A journalist by trade, Nick Coston has taken his writing ability and love for crushing deadlines to the high stakes game of Hollywood screenwriting. He brings with him a passion for the lives and stories of Detroit, the birthplace of his Balkan family’s American identity.
In 2010 Nick earned BAs in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, where his fourth-year script In One Nest won the Hubert I. Cohen Award for Best Screenplay. He earned his MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where his thesis script, Cineribus, was a finalist in the NYU Screenplay Showcase competition.
Nick’s characters seek to explore nationalism and ethnicity against the oft-forgotten landscapes of the Rust Belt and beyond. He has coauthored The Greatest Act and 1001 Vegas Nights with Excavation co-founder Joseph Costa.
Nick lives in Los Angeles. You can find him experimenting on any recipe that includes garlic.