CBTP Spotlight: Ari Gold
Ari Gold is a student-Oscar-winning writer, director, and artist whose films are linked by musical and environmental themes. 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. The film has been selected as Opening Night Film at four international film festivals, and will be on tour to dozens of festivals (including CBTP) until July 2018.
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. He also directed the Woodstock award-winning short film "Helicopter”, about his mother’s death, which he is now expanding into a feature film with psychomagic advice from Alejandro Jodorowsky.
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 air-drum ensemble on earth. His next major project, currently in development, is an action-adventure series.