Where are they now? Chapter 2

Where are they now? Chapter 2

After 5 seasons, 75+ short screenplays read, and 130+ films programmed, DCFF has met so many awesome filmmakers, artists and writers. As we look forward to our 6th annual festival (February 22-24, 2019), we thought this was a great opportunity to check back in with some of our alumni. This is our second installment of, “DCFF Alumni: Where are they now?” Please check back for future posts and lots of updates and news about our filmmakers and writers.


ari goldAri Gold – 2018 DCFF filmmaker, The Song of Sway Lake

Ari Gold is an award-winning writer, director, producer, installation artist and musician whose films are linked by musical and environmental themes. His multiple-award-winning The Song of Sway Lake will be released by The Orchard in theaters September 21, 2018. His next major project, currently in development, is a game-changing action-adventure fiction TV series about ecology, war, shamanism, and the liberation of the human spirit. Learn more about Ari.




mark rasoMark Raso – 2014 DCFF filmmaker, Copenhagen

Born in Toronto, Canada, Mark now splits his time between Toronto and Los Angeles as a successful film director and producer. His film, Copenhagen, won the 2014 Slamdance audience award and was released theatrically by Level 33 Entertainment in late 2014. Since then, Mark has produced three new films and directed two others with his co-operated production company, Fidelio FilmsCopenhagen is currently available to stream on Amazon PrimeLearn more about Mark.






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Emily loves movies and Tacoma. Thus, the Destiny City Film Festival was born in 2013 and has been going strong ever since!