Country: USA
Year: 2000
Duration: 21'

A helicopter crashes during a storm. A boy tries to remember the face of his mother, who died in the accident. The story of love, disappearance and rock-and-roll.

"Helicopter is a recreation of the emotional aftermath of a sudden loss. Nothing could have prepared me for the loss of the person who knew me better than anyone in the world. Nothing could have prepared me for the absurdity of a 'famous' death" (Ari Gold).


film director

Ari Gold

Ari Gold was born in San Francisco in 1970. He has worked for years in New York as a director, actor and screenwriter. His short film Culture was extremely successful at last year's Sundance Film Festival. He has just finished writing the screenplay for A Girl of Forty, a feature film which is now in pre-production at Cape Cod Cinema. Helicopter, which has won numerous international prizes, mixes real cinema and animation.


Loot (cm, 1998), Frog Crossing (cm, 1999), Culture (cm, 2000), Helicopter (2000).


& Credits

Regia, soggetto e sceneggiatura: Ari Gold.
Director of photography: Andrij Parekh.
Art director: Eva Schwartz.
Animazione: Carl Huebner.
Editor: Jacob Craycroft.
Sound: Joe Caterini.
Music: Ethan Gold.
Cast and characters: Kevin Abrams (Ari), David Creamer (Ethan), Margie Stokely (Nina), Garry Goodrow (un hippie), Mahmood Ahmet (il negoziante), Nina Gold (voce della madre).
Produzione e vendita all'estero: Sarah Bassine, Ari Gold per AriGoldFilms, 441 E. 6th St., #4R, New York, NY 10009, USA, tel./fax +1-212-6770353, e-mail,