Documentary by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster won audience awards at Sundance and SXSW
The new documentary Science Fair opens with a moment of pure delight -- young Jack Andraka winning the top prize at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in 2012. Just to experience the 15-year-old (see photo above) bound to the stage to accept his honor is worth the price of admission.
But there's much more to the film directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, than just Andraka's moment of victory, of course. It follows a group of kids from the U.S. and abroad trying to follow in Adraka's footsteps as ISEF winners. Science Fair won audience awards at multiple film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Sun Valley and Portland. It's now playing in New York, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Roslyn, New York and expands to more cities in the coming week (details here).
Nonfictionfilm.com spoke with Costantini and Foster shortly before Science Fair opened in LA, a followup to our interview with the filmmakers last January at Sundance. Watch below.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.