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Ariel Ellis

DIRECTOR | CREATIVE

Ariel /Are-ēh-elle/ NOT /Air-ēh-uhl/

At the age of four, before memorizing her ABC’s, Ariel could quote every line from Some Like it Hot. She always knew she wanted to be a storyteller; she just hadn’t yet figured out how. Despite her early film obsession, Ariel began her storytelling career as a journalist. Since joining WO, she has began to vividly dream through the eyes of her 4-year-old self — exchanging her byline for a Writer/Director credit. Her goal now is for another 4-year-old girl to see her work and know that she too can craft her own story.

A line from a film that best sums up her life:

“A lady never admits her feet hurt.”

-Gentlemen Prefer Blondes