RENA MUNDO CROSHERE (Director/Producer/Writer) and NADINE MUNDO (Director/Producer/Editor) are a sibling directing team and co-owners of the production company, Mundo Films. The sisters work as a team with a shared skill set of directing, producing, writing, editing and story development. Their first feature documentary, AMERICAN COMMUNE was an official selection of Hot Docs 2013.
Rena and Nadine began their careers while they were both still in college. While at New York University, Rena directed a documentary about teenage prostitution in Cuba, called “Prostitution Y Tourismo.” The film caught Michael Moore’s attention and upon graduating she was hired as an associate producer on Moore’s Emmy-winning series, “The Awful Truth.” While studying at San Francisco State University, Nadine directed and edited “Art of Survival,” a documentary about Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art) and inner city youth, executive produced by Benjamin Bratt. During production, Nadine was nominated a Robert F. Kennedy fellow and awarded a San Francisco Arts Commission grant.
Recently, Nadine was a Producer on "Time of Death", Showtime's new documentary series about people at the end of their lives. Prior to that she was Senior Producer for Showtime's, “The Real L Word,” and was Series Producer for MTV's documentary series, “Chelsea Settles,” about a 325 pound young black woman who struggles with her self-esteem and losing weight. Rena and Nadine developed and directed the MTV series “My Life (Translated),” starring SuChin Pak, about bi-cultural teens. Rena was a celebrity producer for MTV’s hit pop culture series, “When I Was 17.” She also produces episodes for the Emmy-winning MTV documentary series, “True Life.”
The Mundos directed a Coca Cola sponsored online spot for Platinum music artist, Ne-Yo, which received over a million hits in the first two weeks. Rena and Nadine directed a YouTube video on Eric Volz, a 28-year-old American wrongfully imprisoned in Nicaragua. Their video went viral and helped garner coverage on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” The Today Show, Dateline, People Magazine and Washington Post.
(Editor) received a News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Editing for the Oscar-nominated documentary RESTREPO (2010), directed by Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington. Recently, Levine edited Ken Burns' CENTRAL PARK FIVE, which screened at Cannes, Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Levine was also the editor on such critically acclaimed films as Liz Garbus’s BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD, Bennett Miller’s THE CRUISE, Amir Bar-Lev’s MY KID COULD PAINT THAT, Jennifer Venditti’s BILLY THE KID, Vincent Fremont and Shelly Dunn Fremont’s PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY and Ken Burns' BASEBALL.