Arielle Apfel is a director and editor whose work is comprised of surreal quirky comedies and avant-garde thrillers, stories which aim to capture the quandaries of her generation infused with humor and grit.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Apfel studied film theory and direction at the American University of Paris, earning her BA in Film Studies in 2009. Continuing her studies abroad, she obtained her Masters in filmmaking from the London Film School in the United Kingdom.
Arielle's thesis film, 'A Chick Called Wanda', won best comedy at NY SHORTS and won audience favorite at Iron Mule Comedy Festival. Her films have been mentioned in The Washington Post and Brooklyn Vegan.
Currently Apfel is working with Johnna Scrabis, the lead actress in 'A Chick Called Wanda, who is also a writer, performer and teacher at UCB. They have written their first feature comedy, a mockumentary called 'A Tiny Perfect World.