PSYCHOMAGIC UPDATE

Hola Jodo. A while back, you gave me a tarot reading and Psychomagic assignment, to heal family & spirit. Here's the update you requested; I'm announcing the next chapter of my film "Helicopter". Spanish & French subtitles on bottom right, in case I mumble too much. Thank you. - @AriGold

 

"Helicopter," (below), the original short which inspired the Jodorowsky/psychomagic act, won the Student Oscar and dozens of other prizes worldwide, playing Sundance, SXSW, and 100 other festivals. Ari is expanding it into a feature. Please follow @AriGold on Instagram/Twitter.

 

"Writer-director Ari Gold's 21-minute HELICOPTER recounts in impressionistic detail the aftermath of his mother Melissa's death in the helicopter crash that also killed her boyfriend, promoter Bill Graham. The film has been making an uncommon stir at festivals everywhere, and with good reason--it's an effulgent burst of heartbreak. Employing a narrative pastiche that includes acted vignettes, a black-and-white animated re-creation of the crash itself, poignant answering-machine voice-over and personal photos, Gold deftly conveys the fractured nature of loss: how memory, despair, indignation and even elation surge and recede in the mourning mind."

- LA Weekly Pick of the Week

 

"Hypnotic, beautiful, totally brave. The year's best short film."

- Film Threat

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Student Academy Awards

GRAND PRIX — Aix-en-Provence Short Film Festival

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT — Belo Horizonte

BEST SHORT FILM — South-by-Southwest Film Fest

BEST SHORT (EXPERIMENTAL) — USA Film Festival

BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR & NEW YORK MAGAZINE AUDIENCE AWARD — First Run Film Festival

2nd PRIZE — "Best Of" Festival (a competition between 65 worldwide Grand Prize winners)

BEST SHORT (Student) — Woodstock Film Festival

JURY AWARD — Reykjavik Short Film Festival

SPECIAL JURY AWARD — New Orleans Film Festival

SPECIAL JURY AWARD — Moab Film Festival

BEST SHORT — Valley Film Festival

& other prizes