Ari Gold is a writer, director, producer, & actor focused on musical, ecological & spiritual subjects. His new film "The Song of Sway Lake" features Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Mary Beth Peil, Elizabeth Peña, Isabelle McNally, Jack Falahee, Brian Dennehy, John Grant, and The Staves. It will be playing festivals in the latter part of 2017.
A new feature and episodic series are also in the works. This fall Ari is directing an Alejandro Jodorowsky-commanded sequel to his student Oscar-winning short film "Helicopter".
As director, he made the cult comedy "Adventures of Power" ("One of the funniest films in recent years" - NY Magazine), and dozens of award-winning shorts and videos that have played festivals from Sundance to Bangkok. He founded Power Saves the Music, which provides free music education for disadvantaged children. His most recent art piece was a bicycle-powered installation about oil which has played at museums in Spain, Colombia, Texas and Germany.
Ari acts in movies when friends ask him to. "Another Earth" for example, and a new German movie where he gets to wear a sweater vest. He won “Stoner of the Year” from High Times Magazine for his performance in the Sony Classics release "Groove." Feel free to read that again. He's also in the Guinness Book of World Records for leading the largest ever air-drum ensemble on earth and acted in an ad for the Norwegian railway.
Ari was raised in San Francisco, enjoying his father Herbert Gold's tales of the city, and has lived at various times in New York, Los Angeles, New Mexico, Montana, Germany and Serbia. He sings in the band The Honey Brothers (with Adrian Grenier) and Gold Brothers (with his twin brother Ethan) and plays ukulele, piano and sometimes drums.
Ari name was "borrowed" by a TV show, and this was his response.