Hey, I'm Ariel!

New York, New York

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

WAKING UP

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A young gay man visits his comatose uncle in the hospital, and talks about all the ups and downs of the LGBT experience.

72%

2 days left

129 followers

You Promise?

Malmö, Sweden Short
Drama, Family

A short film about family love, divorce, and fear of change - from a five-year-old's perspective.

138%

This project got the green light!

Leila's Gift

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Family

When Arab American, Leila, travels from Jordan to Los Angeles to visit her American mother, she is sporting a new accessory: a hijab.

103%

This project got the green light!

Good Chemistry

Portland, Oregon Short
Comedy, Science

An 80s homage for the 21st Century: Two science majors left alone on campus for Thanksgiving discover a place where they belong.

93%

This project got the green light!

Our Colleagues

New York City, New York Short
Adventure, Comedy

A seemingly-ordinary woman sets off on a mission to encounter aliens in this dark comedy about truly getting away from it all.

100%

This project got the green light!

Ashes

Los Angeles, California Series
Crime, Western

Drifting ashes can spark a wildfire. In 1877, a fiery outlaw on the run is hunted down by a moody bounty hunter.

86%

This project got the green light!

Lily (Short Film)

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Horror

When a young, vigilante serial killer finds her first love, she must protect him from the dangerous threat of them all... herself

93%

This project got the green light!

ROGUE

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Music

A rebellious teenager must defy her traditional Iranian father in order to be taken seriously as a drummer in the 1980s East Bay punk scene.

101%

This project got the green light!

Where you from?

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

What do you do as a brown guy with a birthday on 9/11?

87%

This project got the green light!

Let Me Do Right By You

Austin, Texas Short
Drama

A single mother raising her child by herself, must choose to accept help before she loses her mind.

111%

This project got the green light!

Dearest

Madison, Wisconsin Short
Horror, Thriller

As a young woman’s pregnancy nears its end and her husband grows distant, a series of unsettling events begin to unfold around her.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Fire Cats

Santa Rosa, California Short
Documentary

After the California wildfires, hundreds of cats miraculously survived, but a few fiercely dedicated rescuers had to find them first.

104%

This project got the green light!

SUPERESTAR

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

A Salvadoran-American indie pop star hides out in the nightclub bathroom and encounters the attendant, who is from the same town as her fthe

89%

This project got the green light!

Void

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A young woman discovers the violent consequences when her jealous fantasies begin coming to life.

84%

This project got the green light!

Enough Room

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Other

A first date turns complicated when a provocative remark forces two strangers to navigate the issues of passive racism and tolerance.

81%

This project got the green light!

Cafard

Toronto, Canada Short
Drama, Horror

A man who is unfaithful to his relationship gets the shock of his life when his lies are manifested in a horrible way.

105%

This project got the green light!

Truth, Incorporated

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Thriller

In a post-totalitarian takeover, a group of rebels must report the news truthfully, while confronting dark secrets of their own.

100%

This project got the green light!

Through A Glass, Dimly

Austin, Texas Feature
Drama

Two woman. Two different ethnicities. Two different generations. Two different problems. Just one solution.

80%

This project got the green light!

Make America Bake Again

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

With a little help from her cousins, Wisconsinite Mary Margaret Anderson tries her to darndest to make it on America’s favorite baking show.

99%

This project got the green light!

GRANNY PANTIES

Boston, Massachusetts Short
Comedy

Lawbreakin' grannies Patty Rodwell and Jo Smith must rescue their friend, Bitsy Pike, from a nursing home before she retired for good!

80%

This project got the green light!

A Good Wolf [working title]

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska Feature
Documentary

Three Alaskans find diverging ways to navigate a 40-year conflict over predator hunting at the boundaries of Denali National Park.

85%

This project got the green light!

Vulveeta: The Music Continues

San Francisco, California Feature
Comedy, Music

Grrrilda Beausoleil’s turning 50, and all she wants is a reunion with her 1990s riot grrrl band—the one she abandoned 20 years ago.

104%

This project got the green light!

DEATHLY SILENT

Washington, District of Columbia Short
Documentary

In an attempt to tell the story of women’s familial struggle in one of the most culturally conservative countries in the world, Misk shares

104%

This project got the green light!

From the River

Hesperia, Michigan Short
Horror, Thriller

Two characters looking for a weekend away, get caught up in relationship troubles, supernatural occurrences, and a fight for their lives.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Dream Eater

New York City, New York Short
Horror, Fantasy

In a popular tale, a monster devours nightmares to survive, somehow a frightened Grand-father is about to discover the scary reality.

83%

This project got the green light!

Vanilla Milkshake

Atlanta, Georgia Short
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

With the help of a “true love" token a hopeless romantic will meet a skeptical waitress who will make her question her faith in the device.

106%

This project got the green light!

Thick As Thieves

Los Angeles, California Short
Action, Comedy

A new couples’ first dinner party together goes awry when Gary realizes Rose just might be a professional thief.

102%

This project got the green light!

PLEASE HOLD

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Sci-Fi

In the near future, a young Latino man is thrust into a fully automated and privatized jail after he is arrested by mistake.

102%

This project got the green light!

ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

The absurd tales of four striving actresses and their attempts at surviving the fickle world of show business.

132%

This project got the green light!

Marble Man

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Teen

A story about, Ivy, a delusional teenage girl who falls in love with a statue and is determined to turn him back into a human.

100%

This project got the green light!

Everything is Wonderful

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Family

A young woman must become a caretaker while helping her grandmother accept the reality of life alongside a man with late-stage dementia.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Coloring Man

Salt Lake City, Utah Short
Shorts Program, Teen

Burnt-out artist Ron is given the task of bringing color into the world after the birth of his new granddaughter.

136%

This project got the green light!

Comic Relief

Savannah, Georgia Feature
Comedy, Drama

Determined to succeed as a stand up comedian a kid's party clown chases her dreams while struggling with increasing alcoholism & depression.

102%

This project got the green light!

Where The Roots Lie - A Story of Women Empowerment Through Art

Los Angeles, California Short
Documentary, Drama

Medha, an all female drum troupe strive to pave a new path for women and artists in Cambodia.

102%

This project got the green light!

Entitled

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Three unhinged children are left an inheritance far beyond their expectations, only to uncover their late father's most scandalous secrets.

116%

This project got the green light!

Corri and Sara Are Famous

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy

Corri and Sara tell stories. Now they're in the story. Now here's a cartoon about it with a celebrity voiceover. And a song. Boom: Famous.

101%

This project got the green light!

Arrival Code

Los Angeles, California Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

2034: Arrival Code follows a couple in borderlands Mexico, who flees a dangerous cartel using the transportation of the day… teleportation!

80%

This project got the green light!

Dancers

Austin, Texas Short
Comedy, Drama

A female comedian becomes so obsessed with the idea of being a dancer that she overlooks her own unique talents and abilities.

104%

This project got the green light!

Expanding Sanctuary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Short
Documentary

The documentary follows the historic campaign to end the sharing of police database information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

100%

This project got the green light!

Here Comes Frieda

New York City, New York Short
Sci-Fi

Here Comes Freida is an eye-opening short addressing the potential short-term consequences of climate change.

88%

This project got the green light!

Sybaritic

New York City, New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

SYBARITIC - "fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent"; Willie and Camille are just that...and they're dying for it.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Moth

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Fantasy

A cautious man's perspective is confronted during his conversation with a Moth.

115%

This project got the green light!

Shiny New Things

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Series
Drama, Sci-Fi

They didn't expect the world to end...twice.

81%

This project got the green light!

Banks of Our Lives

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Crime

A bank robber must adjust to the presence of a provocative new crew member who she worries is taking her spot.

83%

This project got the green light!

Mason & Jay Save The World!

Fairway, Kansas Short
Sci-Fi

Two young brothers steal their father’s drone, and discover a horrifying secret in the process

113%

This project got the green light!

Black Gold

Austin, Texas Series
Comedy, Drama

A recent Howard law graduate unexpectedly inherits her family's pawn shop set in a community she hoped to outgrow.

100%

This project got the green light!

Undateable: a Webseries

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Undateable is a live action comic book about a woman who CANNOT pick a winner but remains super optimistic about finding love.

88%

This project got the green light!

LIMINAL

New York City, New York Short
Thriller, Experimental

“Liminal” is a visual analogy of the media-induced Agoraphobia that we all deal with every day as we get ready to face the world.

82%

This project got the green light!

Above the Branches

Boston, Massachusetts Short
Sci-Fi, LGBTQ

An outsider finally feels like he belongs in society by getting engaged, but after a genealogy test he learns he may not belong anywhere.

124%

This project got the green light!

The Black Experiment

New York City, New York Feature
Comedy, Thriller

A various group of Black NYC students are selected to participate in an experiment. What would they kill first? Their ego, or each other?

90%

This project got the green light!

Narrow

Los Angeles, California Short
Horror, Thriller

A woman must confront her demons in a post-apocalyptic world where survival means never stepping off the narrow path across the land.

134%

This project got the green light!

Loveseat

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Horror

Loveseat is the story of an awkward, obsessive furniture salesman who is deeply in love with a couch in his store

85%

This project got the green light!

Lily's Mirror

Atlanta, Georgia Short
Comedy, Drama

A woman’s hand gets chopped off on a date, leading her on a journey of self realization, female empowerment, and justice - with ghosts!

166%

This project got the green light!

Feeling Sexual

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

An eccentric high school senior embarks on a mission to seduce her narcissistic family friend while visiting him at college.

83%

This project got the green light!

Wings

New York City, New York Short
Drama

What if the one person who changed your life was the person who was only there for a moment?

80%

This project got the green light!

Leylines Podcast

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, Fantasy

An urban fantasy podcast spanning three American cities, three stories, and one search for the truth.

101%

This project got the green light!

I'm Not Nice

New York City, New York Short
Comedy

Nice spies finish last.

108%

This project got the green light!

Mark of the Rougarou

Los Angeles, California Short
Horror, Thriller

How much do you really want to know about your real family?

80%

This project got the green light!

THE MENTOR Feature Film

Oakland, California Feature
Comedy, Crime

A wanna-be filmmaker persuades a reluctant film director to mentor her for a day when suddenly they are both kidnapped by an enigmatic gang.

111%

This project got the green light!

Long Haulers

New York City, New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

Driving thousands of miles, Long Haulers weaves together stories of courage, tenacity, and humor from three women in the trucking industry.

107%

This project got the green light!

It's Okay

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Reality isn't what it seems. Something strange is happening to Cam and Alex. Will they lose each other before they figure it out?

133%

This project got the green light!

Rizo

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Drama

An Afro-Latina actress struggles with her identity as she navigates the Hollywood machine.

82%

This project got the green light!

Monica & Me

Austin, Texas Short
Comedy

A young woman grapples with self-esteem in the wake of a questionable life decision.

132%

This project got the green light!

The Hosts: A New Webseries

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

After his relationship fails, Jason embarks on a series of dysfunctional sexual escapades on the gay hook-up app all the gays loves to hate

82%

This project got the green light!

FOR HER (PARA ELLA)

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, Foreign Film

Based on a true story in El Salvador, 2004: A rookie, underdog lawyer fights for the release of a young woman incarcerated for miscarriage.

100%

This project got the green light!

Peony Park

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, Family

One of 17 children, Niecey is a Black girl growing up in Nebraska with Hollywood Dreams, struggling to find love & acceptance.

100%

This project got the green light!

Triple Threat

New York City, New York Feature
Drama, Musical

Close friendships are slowly pulled apart as a once shared Broadway dream is abandoned by one in favor of a new dream: fatherhood.

101%

This project got the green light!

Azulesturquesas

Quito, Ecuador Feature
Drama

Hospitalized in rehabilitation centers because of a behavior not socially accepted, Isabella tries to survive.

92%

This project got the green light!

The Tinderbox

Portland, Oregon Feature
Thriller, Horror

A woman is suddenly cured of a severe case of schizophrenia yet still cant escape the feeling of being hunted and stalked; or is she?

80%

This project got the green light!

A Guy Walks Into a Bar

New York City, New York Short
Action, Thriller

On the day after the election in 2016, a man with dwarfism is assaulted at a bar.

101%

This project got the green light!

AWAY

Los Angeles, California Short
Crime, Drama

AWAY is a haunting crime drama that delivers an unflinching look at the cycle of violence annihilating black families across America

84%

This project got the green light!

Unnerving the series

Madison, Alabama Series
Horror, Thriller

Childhood fears are everything to cry about as they slowly start to take over lives.

80%

This project got the green light!

Nice Tan

San Francisco, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Nice Tan is a WOC / QPOC-led sketch comedy series that tackles life and identity in a world that's not as woke as it wants to be.

107%

This project got the green light!

Circuit

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama

A young black teen's extraordinary fight to escape her captor who has forced her into sex slavery.

363%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York City, New York Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

The Karate Tortoise Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Damsel goes on a quest to protect the clumsy superhero, Karate Tortoise, from becoming the lunch of the evil chef, Fatty Bonati.

103%

This project got the green light!

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