Ari received his MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. He has written and directed several short films - most notably MUNCHAUSEN (starring Bonnie Bedelia), BASICALLY, and the controversial 30-minute THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THE JOHNSONS. His films have played the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, the New York Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Slamdance, and many others. His novel Sammy Barthowe At Your Service! was a finalist for the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction.
Ari 's first feature HEREDITARY (starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and Ann Down) premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It is being released wide on June 8 by A24.