Ari Gold

Ari Gold directed the student Oscar-winning Helicopter, 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 is currently editing his new feature, "Sway Lake," starring Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Mary Beth Peil & Isabelle McNally.  Ari also founded Power Saves the Music, which provides free music education for disadvantaged children.

Ari's new feature film, a drama starring Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, and Mary Beth Peil, is currently in post-production, due for completion in late 2014.  As an actor, Ari won “Stoner of the Year” from High Times Magazine for his performance in the Sony Classics release Groove. (Feel free to read that sentence again.) He was raised in San Francisco, and has lived at various times in New York, Los Angeles, New Mexico, Montana, Germany and Serbia. Ari 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.

His name was, uh, "borrowed" by a TV show, and he hopes to someday get a free drink out of it.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker]


Recent Reviews


Touching slice of mourning after a tragedy.

Frog Crossing

Was a good short......definitely a "Black Comedy" though!

Adventures of Power

didn't empress me

Adventures of Power

I enjoyed this film very much. It is a "powerful" message.

Adventures of Power

More 'Hot Rod' than 'Napoleon Dynamite,' Ari Gold's deliberately dated film is a half-charged battery of pulsing arena rock and stilted one liners. An acquired absence of taste is required....