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This is the complete DVD of 8 award-winning Short Films from the 3-time Sundance filmmaker Ari Gold. Plus bonus music CD by Ari's brother, Ethan Gold, including the theme song from "Helicopter."
Oscar Winner (Student-Alternative); Best Short (Aix-en-Provence, SXSW, Belo Horizonte), many other prizes. In the aftermath of a helicopter crash, a young man tries to remember his mother's face. An autobiographical tale of love, rock'n'roll, and violent loss. "The year's best short film" (Film Threat).
Plus a documentary on "Helicopter" by Scot Stafford.
"The best sixty seconds of film at Sundance" (reel.com). One minute. One take. One culture. WINNER: Best Narrative Short (SXSW Film Festival); Audience Award (Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival); other prizes; played at over 50 festivals worldwide.
A Chaplin-esque environmentalist love story. Co-directed by Jamie Babbit ("But I'm a Cheerleader"). WINNER: Best Short (San Antonio Underground Film Festival); over 30 festivals worldwide including Sundance, Telluride, Tokyo and Rotterdam.
Winner of a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, a kleptomaniac's tale which "brilliantly pries into the mind of a bitter middle-aged Manhattan woman" (SF Bay Guardian).
"NONSTOP PYRAMID ACTION"
A "hilarious rendering of Los Angeles, like porn without the sex," with music by Ethan Gold, who later created the score for "Helicopter." Featuring Stephen Dunham and a guest performance by the amazing John Saxon.
A one-minute fable made for MTV, starring a frog, a princess, and Duran Duran.
A terrifying silent 8mm film starring Ethan Gold as a man who has eaten bad school cafeteria food. Okay, maybe it's not that terrifying. Ethan and Ari were 10.
"INVASION OF THE FANGY-WANGLES"
"Independence Day" and Jerry Bruckheimer owe a lot to this work. Ari's only mainstream Hollywood film, made for $30 on a windup super8 camera. Contains the seeds of the design of "Helicopter."
PLUS BONUS CLIPS.