After graduating from the Experimental Theatre Wing of NYU's Tisch School of Arts in 2001, Arielle thought she would be pursuing a life in theatre and film from the acting/writing side. When 9/11 happened a few months later, all of that changed. She began to document the world around her and spent the years from 2001-2009 working on a documentary film about our post 9/11 world that took her to Paris, Argentina, and all over the US. In 2009, she took a break from the film because it wasn't coming together and she gave birth to Maia Lucia, her daughter, in the summer of 2010. In 2016, she picked the film project back up again and is currently in a combination post-production/production phase on "Into The World."
Arielle's passion for film has shaped her life. From a young age, she has had an intrinsic curiosity and drive to understand the human story in all its many forms. She founded Legacy Connections Films, a company specializing in producing private documentary films for families and family businesses in 2005 and has conducted more than 350 interviews, in both English and Spanish, for over 100 completed films across three continents.
Having been an instructor/director at the Piven Theatre and famous Second City Theatre in Chicago, Arielle prides herself on making the storytelling process fun and engaging. Connecting families through her documentaries is not just a job, it is her purpose in life. She has an uncanny ability to fit in with her surroundings and ask the questions that make people want to share their stories.