Jan. 21, 2020 -Ariel's graduate thesis film, Catfight, has been selected to play its third festival at the Queens World Film Festival in Queens, New York! The Queens World Film Festival is a fantastic community-building fest that will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. For updates on the festival lineup and to see when Catfight will be playing, you can check out the Catfight website for more information.
CATFIGHT'S WORLD PREMIERE
Sept. 18, 2019 -Ariel's graduate thesis film, Catfight, has been selected to make its public world premiere as an Official Selection of the Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio! The Nightmares Film Fest celebrates some of the best genre filmmaking, and has been dubbed the "Cannes of Horror." If you are in the Ohio area from October 24th - 27th and would like to attend, you can check out the Catfight website for more information on tickets
CATFIGHT'S FIRST FILM FESTIVAL
Aug. 22, 2019 -The cast and crew of Catfight is excited to announce that it has been chosen as an Official Selection for the Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival in NYC! Catfight will play at the AMC Empire 25 Theaters in Times Square on November 9th, 2019, amongst a number of other action films that celebrate diversity within the genre. If you are in the NYC area and would like to attend, please go to the Catfight website for more information.
CATFIGHT PRIVATE SCREENING AT THE DIRECTOR'S GUILD OF AMERICA
May 23, 2019 -Catfight had its first private screening at the 2nd Annual Feirstein Film Festival at the Director's Guild of America in Manhattan, alongside the 14 other 2019 Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema thesis films. It received an amazing reception by an audience of over 200+.
CATFIGHT INTERVIEW WITH THE FANBOY GARAGE PODCAST
Feb. 22, 2019 -Ariel and Catfight co-star Vanessa Lee Bontea had the pleasure of being interviewed by The Fanboy Garage podcast about the making of her upcoming MFA thesis film, Catfight. You can check out the episode on Apple Podcasts, Sticher, TuneIn, or their website.
CATFIGHT IN SCREENCRAFT SEMIFINALS (AGAIN!)
Jan. 31, 2019 - Ariel's MFA thesis film, Catfight, has once again made it to the Screencraft Film Fund Semifinals! Ariel and Sarah Mahan's script was chosen as one of 111 semifinalists for the Film Fund's Fall 2018 round and will compete to earn up to $30,000 in grant funds, which will go towards post-production and film festivals. You can find more information on Screencraft's website.
CATFIGHT IS THROWING A PARTY!
Sept. 20, 2018 - Ariel and the crew behind Catfight will be throwing a party to celebrate the launch of their crowdfunding campaign. Join them at Little Skips on Friday, October 12th from 8 PM - Midnight for a night of music, art, and seeing how you can get involved with the film! More info to be released soon on the Catfightwebsite.
CATFIGHT IN SCREENCRAFT SEMIFINALS
Sept. 14, 2018 - Ariel's MFA thesis film, Catfight, has made it to the Screencraft Spring 2018 Film Fund semifinals! Of the 380 quarterfinalists, Ariel and Sarah Mahan's script was chosen as one of 124 semifinalists. Their short script will move on to compete against narrative feature, documentary, short, and TV projects for a coveted spot in the final round. You can find more information on Screencraft's website.
BROOKLYN HORROR FEST TICKET SALES
Sept. 12, 2018 -Tickets for the Sept. 13th screening of the "Home Invasion" shorts program, in which Ariel's film 4:48 Psychosis will play, are SOLD OUT! Due to popular demand, a second screening was added for Sunday, October 14th at 8:15 PM at the Wythe Hotel Cinema. Come check out all of the wonderful shorts, and stay afterwards for a Q&A session with Ariel and the other filmmakers! Tickets can be purchased on the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival's website.
4:48 PSYCHOSIS IN BROOKLYN HORROR FEST
Sept. 5, 2018 - Ariel's 2017 short horror film, 4:48 Psychosis, was announced today as an official selection for the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! The film will play on Saturday, October 13th as part of the "Home Invasion" short program at the Made In NY Media Center by IFP at 4:15 PM. Stay tuned for ticket details.
CATFIGHT IN SCREENCRAFT QUARTERFINALS
August 20, 2018 - Ariel's MFA thesis film, Catfight, has made it to the Screencraft Spring 2018 Film Fund quarter finals! Of the 2,000+ entries, Ariel and Sarah Mahan's script was chosen as one of 380 quarterfinalists. Their short script will move on to compete against narrative feature, documentary, short, and TV projects for a spot in the semifinals. You can find more information on Screencraft's website.