Mario Costabile is the executive director of Catholic concert and film creator Array of Hope. A music and film producer, he founded the organization and its television channel, and he’s the co-host of the popular podcast “A Reason for Hope” and executive producer of “Vocation,” a new film about men answering the call to priesthood.
A successful music and film producer for more than 40 years, he's produced content for film, television, and the recording business. Notable clients include MTV, VH1, FuseH, Discovery Channel, the SYFY Channel, Off-Broadway productions, Yamaha Music, Sony Music, Atlantic Records, and Universal Music.
An award-winning producer, he received a Telly Award for a documentary that he produced on the making of the motion picture film “Gimme Shelter ” by Roadside Attractions, which starred James Earl Jones, Vanesa Hudgens and Brendan Frazer. He produced two hit singles on Christian Radio, “I Need An Angel” and “Alone Time” for the band Sacred Road.
In 2010 Mario co-founded Array of Hope and is now the Executive Director. Array of Hope creates original music, films, and events that reveals the beauty and truths of the Catholic faith. Over the years Array of Hope has become a leader in evangelization throughout the country.
Mario has also created and produced many programs that regularly air on Catholic radio and television networks such as EWTN, The Catholic Television Network, The Catholic Faith Network, Salt and Light Media, Shalom World TV, and the NET. In addition he produced a television series called “Fatima Gems” which is part of the online streaming service FORMED as well as being broadcasted on Canela Media for Hispanic audiences.
In 2020 Array of Hope launched “A Reason For Hope” with Mario as the co-Host. This Podcast is now rated in the top 20% of all podcasts released in the US.
In 2021 Tom Monaghan awarded Mario with the Legatus “Bowie Kuhn Special Award” for evangelization. An award which recognizes an individual who has exhibited significant efforts to spread the good news of Jesus Christ among his peers.
Mario Costabile been married to his wife Susan since 1984, and they have been blessed with 5 beautiful children and 5 grandchildren. He is committed to utilizing his talents to do God’s will in the development of Array of Hope and its vision to unite families and help them grow closer to God.