MUCK MEDIA is all about good stories and good people. We connected a decade ago as friends, became collaborators, and are now a full-on filmmaking family.
We opened 2020 with the Sundance premiere of Mucho Mucho Amor, a Netflix Original feature documentary about the beloved Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado. On Dec 2, 2020, Muck will also unveil Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, an 8-episode series for National Geographic about global black markets and trafficking networks. Our feature doc Science Fair won the 2018 Sundance Festival Favorite Award and the Audience Award at SXSW before also nabbing an Emmy. The film was acquired by National Geographic and is being adapted into a narrative feature by Elizabeth Banks and Universal Pictures.
Other Muck productions include the duPont Award-winning investigative documentary Death by Fentanyl, which was among the earliest reporting on the fentanyl crisis; Chasing El Chapo, a documentary about the hunt for the famous Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera; Bucking the Beast, an investigation into the first diagnosed case of CTE in America’s fastest growing sport of bull riding; the ESPN 30-for-30 film The Opposition, which examines the infamous 1973 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Chile and the Soviet Union; and the critically acclaimed constructed doc series Borderland, in which six ordinary Americans from across the political spectrum retrace the migrant journey across Mexico and the US border.
Collectively, the company’s work has earned a Critic’s Choice Award, a Peabody, a duPont, a Livingston Award for Young Journalists, an Overseas Press Club Award and an Emmy.