Ari Sandel

Highest Rated: 72% The DUFF (2015)
Lowest Rated: 43% When We First Met (2018)
Birthday: Not Available
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Few young cinematic hopefuls have what it takes to actually produce a film -- let alone a film in which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is satirized with a West Side Story-esque musical rumble staged between two falafel stands -- but that's just what Ari Sandel did. After the California native studied Media Arts at the University of Arizona and earned an MFA in Directing from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, the young filmmaker set out to cross not only the boundaries of conventional taste, but the boundaries of religion, politics, and culture for one of the most volatile conflicts in history. With the hilarious musical short West Bank Story, Sandel injected laughter into a topic for which few filmmakers had been willing to so much as crack a smile. The project was a huge success, premiering at Sundance and going on to win several awards, including an Oscar for Best Short Film.

Highest Rated Movies



46% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Director 2018
43% When We First Met Director 2018
No Score Yet Monster High Director 2017
72% The DUFF Director $30.8M 2015
59% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland Director $0.5M 2008
No Score Yet West Bank Story Director Producer Screenwriter 2005


No Score Yet Aim High
  • 2013
  • 2011


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