Director, Editor, Writer
Ariel Zucker (she/they) is an LA-based writer, director, producer and former Hebrew School teacher from Atlanta. They believe the most important stories are the ones we are most afraid to tell. Ariel is currently a 2022 Gotham TV Expanding Communities Fellow, season producer at College Humor Media, and the Technical Director at Hovercast. They facilitate virtual live events for clients including Youtube, Expo 2020
Dubai, E3, Disney+, NRDC, and Scriptnotes. Passionate about technological strategies to bridge the gap between environmentalism and entertainment, they also serve as Technical Director of the annual Hollywood Climate Summit. They are a mentor and speaker at QWER Hacks, Major League Hacking's first LGBTQIA+ hackathon. In 2015 Ariel founded CNT Productions, a company which elevates underestimated artists to create socially charged content with a bite. In 2017 Ariel earned a B.F.A. with Honors in Directing from the John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a minor in Business from the esteemed Heinz School of Business. Their directorial work and writing has since been recognized by Outfest, AT&T Film Awards (New Forms of Storytelling), Screencraft Playwright Competition (Special Mention), Huffington Post, NBC Out, Parade, Glamour UK, Hollywood Reporter, People, Afropunk and Variety. She recently won the Best Experimental Film Award at Women's Voices Now Film Festival and is a 2022 PGA Innovation Award Finalist.