This week on 514 Undiscovered, Alexa and Giordano discover how Montréal Cosplayers bring fictitious characters to life. Then, they lace up their skates with the Roller derby community.
514 Undiscovered captures the vibrance of Montréal’s most obscure communities. The city is renowned for its eclectic makeup, yet we seldom hear about the inner workings of its underground groups. Each week, show hosts Alexa Everett and Giordano Cescutti immerse themselves into two diverse communities to capture a behind-the-scenes look and to dispel common misconceptions. With the help from members of each group, Alexa and Giordano learn how to dumpster dive, ghost-hunt, perform burlesque and discuss death at a local cafe. 514 Undiscovered breaks taboos and highlights inclusivity, body positivity and feminism.
Alexa is a multimedia journalist. Her work has been featured on the Montréal Gazette’s front page, on CJAD 800 and on CJLO 1690. She graduated on the Dean’s List from Concordia University with a double-major in multiplatform Journalism and Communications. Having volunteered with various Montréal communities throughout her adolescence, Alexa’s passion for telling human-interest stories has continued to grow. While pursuing her love for television reporting, she got her start with MAtv’s volunteer program. She is currently working as a reporter and researcher for MAtv’s show CityLife
Giordano is a multimedia journalist. His work has been featured on the Montréal Gazette’s front page, CJAD 800, TSN 690 and MAtv’s CityLife. He also co-hosted more than 100 episodes of an award-winning talk radio show on CJLO 1690. He graduated with Distinction from Concordia University’s multiplatform Journalism program. Having always been driven by local human-interest stories, he has turned his focus to the underground communities in Montreal with 514 Undiscovered. Over the last year, he has also co-hosted bi-weekly painting workshops with residents of women’s shelter Logifem.