Ari Gold is an award-winning writer, director, producer, installation artist and musician whose films are linked by musical and environmental themes. His multiple-award-winning "The Song of Sway Lake" was released in ten cities in the U.S. on September 21, 2018, and continues to tour festivals worldwide. The film features Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Mary Beth Peil, Elizabeth Peña, Isabelle McNally, Jack Falahee, Brian Dennehy, John Grant, and The Staves, and has played 45 film festivals, including six as Opening Night Film.
In addition to “The Song of Sway Lake," he directed 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 been presented everywhere from Sundance to Karlovy-Vary. His student-Oscar-winning short "Helicopter”, about his mother’s death in a helicopter crash that killed rock music promoter Bill Graham, is being expanded into a feature film, and also being featured in Alejandro Jodorowsky's next film, Psychomagic.
Ari’s most unusual distinctions include winning High Times Magazine’s "Stoner of the Year" award, and being enshrined in the Guinness Book of World Records for commanding the largest ever air-drum ensemble on earth.
His next major project, currently in development, is a game-changing action-adventure fiction TV series about ecology, war, shamanism, and the liberation of the human spirit.
PS Yes, Ari's name was borrowed by a TV show, and this was his response.
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