Ari

Being a kid is tough. Being yourself is even harder. Overweight, shy and introverted, Ari wants nothing more than to fit in. He develops a crush on his fellow student, Jess, and attempts to lose weight and become more outgoing in his quest to belong.

Directed by

Alex Murawski

Written by

Alex Murawski

Produced by

Annmaree Bell

Cinematography by

Josh Flavell

Film Editing by

Danielle Boesenberg

Directed by

Alex Murawski

Written by

Alex Murawski

Produced by

Annmaree Bell

Cinematography by

Josh Flavell

Film Editing by

Danielle Boesenberg

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Ari

Jaxon Graham- Wilson stars as ARI, an overweight, shy, and introvert who wants nothing more than to fit in with the rest of his classmates. Ari develops a crush on his fellow student JESS (Tiarnie Coupland), who happens to be one of the pretty and popular girls in his class. Clearly out of his league, Ari attempts to make some lifestyle changes. In an effort to lose weight, Ari becomes more involved in his gym hour and actually starts trying in the class basketball games; he also starts going to spin class, anything he can do to close the physical and social gap that separates him and Jess. His efforts don’t stop there; he tries to be more outgoing and writes Jess a love note. He doesn’t give it to her, but it is the most open Ari can be with his feelings for her. Unfortunately, his efforts don’t work. He doesn’t lose the weight, and despite his desperate want to interact with her, he just cannot bring himself to speak to her. His failed efforts lead to more humiliation and pain, making him feel even lonelier and sadder than before. Finally, he makes a public declaration of his own self-acceptance and discovers his own value.

CAST & CREW:

Directed by – Alex Murawski
Writing Credits  – Alex Murawski (written by)

Cast (in credits order)
Ari – Jaxon Graham-Wilson
Jess – Tiarnie Coupland
Mr. McCreath – Alan Dukes
Scott – Isaiah Lane
Jason – Lewis Defina
Spin Instructor – Tamaryn Hurly
Teacher – Anthea Hewett
Spin Class – Jean-Claude Sicart
School Kid – Lilly Hatwell

Producer – Annmaree Bell
Cinematography by – Josh Flavell
Film Editing by – Danielle Boesenberg
Production Design – Ella Carey
Costume Design – Ella Carey
Production manager – Nat Amoore …  (as Natalia Amoore)
First assistant director – Scott Lovelock
Boom operator / sound mixer – Nathan Codner
Sound designer – Brooke Trezise
Key grip – Tony Bosch
Continuity – Angela Miller
Production accountant – Matt Carter

 

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