Ariel, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. Graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Sociology, she embarked on a journey in the film industry, starting as an intern in 2011 and steadily progressing to become a seasoned location manager. Throughout her career, Ariel has collaborated with esteemed production companies such as A24, Netflix, Sony, and Lionsgate, working on notable projects including "Sicario," "The Curse," and "When You Finish Saving the World."
Her invaluable experiences alongside talented filmmakers have shaped her creative approach, teaching her the importance of treating the crew with respect, pushing her own boundaries, fostering collaboration, and problem-solving on the fly. Ariel's expertise in location management has provided her with a deep understanding of the logistical aspects of filmmaking, a foundation that complements her aspirations as a director.
A natural storyteller, Ariel's passion for narratives led her to embark on writing and directing. Her early projects during high school, crafted with resourcefulness on borrowed equipment, showcased her entertaining and imaginative storytelling. Today, she continues to captivate audiences with her unique perspectives, aiming to shed light on multifaceted women and untold stories in innovative ways.
Driven by her dedication to honing her craft, Ariel has expanded her knowledge through prestigious programs such as Sundance Co//ab's Directing: Core Elements, Visual Storytelling, and Directing Actors. Her directorial debut, "Solstice," received recognition nationwide, screening at various film festivals in 2021. Her latest short film, "All the Love You Ever Get," is currently screening at film festivals in the United States. Additionally, Ariel is in pre-production on the comedy short "The Agency". Alongside her filmmaking endeavors, she is actively working on the development of "Badass Women in Film," a nonfiction podcast that aims to provide honest and insightful discussions about women's experiences in various film departments.
Ariel's profound understanding of storytelling, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering passion propel her forward in her pursuit of creating meaningful and captivating cinematic experiences.
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    The Agency
    Short
    All the Love You Ever Get2023
    Short
    Solstice2020
    Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    The Agency
    Short
    All the Love You Ever Get2023
    Short
    Solstice2020
    Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    The Agency
    Short
    All the Love You Ever Get2023
    Short
    Solstice2020
    Short
Official Selection
All the Love You Ever Get
Marinda Del Rey Film Festival
2024
Official Selection
Solstice
Las Cruces International Film Festival
Las Cruces, NM
2022
Official Selection
Solstice
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe, NM
2021
Official Selection
Solstice
San Diego International Shortsfest
San Diego, CA
2021
College
University of New Mexico
Sociology
“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream”
― Jack Kerouac
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