Special mention Lunartis

Ariel Heller

Mammoth, 22:16 min, Color, Dolby SR, United States, 2017

Ariel Heller studied musical theater at Emerson College in Boston before performing in Blue Man Group and War Horse on Broadway. In 2014, Ariel relocated from New York to Los Angeles to earn his graduate degree in filmmaking at USC.

Caught between his own grief and sense of family duty, Paul drives his care-free terminally ill brother, Elliot, on a farewell tour to Mammoth California, where Elliot plans to end his life under the Death with Dignity Act.

USC School of Cinematic Arts

USC Cinematic Arts crosses the spectrum of media creation from film and television to games and interactive experiences, giving students the skills and vision to become tomorrow’s creative leaders.