Writer/Producer/Director, Orchestra of Exiles. This film about Bronislaw Huberman and the founding of the Israel Philharmonic features Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Pinchas Zukerman. Recreations were filmed in New York, Poland, Germany and Israel and will be released theatrically by First Run Features in the Fall of 2012. The film will be broadcast on PBS in the Spring of 2013.
Producer/Director, a series of films about the NY based Orchestra of St. Lukes and the creation of their new home at the Baryshnikov Center on NY's west side. Featuring Renée Fleming, Iván Fischer, Mayor Bloomberg, Jeremy Denk and the players of the orchestra, the films celebrate OSL's on-going NY life. Web based series.
Producer/Director, Hudson River Short Films Series
to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s trip up the
river in search of a Pacific passage. The 20 films focus on a unique
contemporary character or story found in the Hudson River Valley.
For interstitial programming on PBS stations through WNET.
Producer/Director, Your Life In Stereo, Aronson’s
6th film on the world of the deaf. This half hour film focuses on
3 deaf people who have received bi lateral cochlear implants. Film
is in wide Educational and DVD Distribution.
Producer/Director, Sound and Fury: 6 Years Later,
the long-awaited follow up film to Aronson's Academy Award nominated
Sound and Fury.
The film is a stand-alone in wide video distribution.
a feature documentary that follows 3 world champion bull riders
for a full season of the PBR from Cheyenne Frontier Days to the
Vegas Finals. An Off The Pier Production. In theaters now. Television
broadcast worldwide in 2007.
Daughters, a film about the
first all transsexual production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues
performed in Los Angeles with a cast of 30 transwomen from across
America. Film focuses in on 3 characters who depict success stories
for young transwomen today. The film is broadcast on LOGO.
Co- Producer, Director, The Opposite Sex,
two feature length documentary films that follow the painful journies
of two transgendered people in America today. One film focuses on
a male to female and the other on a female to male. The films premiered
on SHOWTIME in 2004 and are presently on LOGO.
Producer, Director, Feelin No Pain.
A feature documentary about Kenny Vance and the Planotones. The
film features explores legends of doo-wop music and nostalgia for
50s era Brooklyn. Distribution and broadcast to be announced.
Producer/Director, Playing for Real
an hour documentary that
looks closely at the classical music world today focusing on difficulties
of career building in a rapidly expanding cultural climate. Featuring
Dawn Upshaw, Michael Tilson Thomas, Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, Ruth
Laredo and the 14-year-old prodigy violinist, Mayuko Kamio. Playing
for Real, broadcast on PBS available through PBS
A follow up to Sound
& Fury that follows the twin children in that film
and another set of twins for 3 years to compare language development
between a deaf implanted identical twin and his hearing twin sib.
In distribution, not for broadcast.
Director/Executive Producer, Sound
& Fury, Academy Award nominee, 2001. A feature documentary
about a loving family torn apart by a medical technology which promises
to end deafness. Premiered Sundance, January 2000. Released theatrically
in 2001 broadcast on PBS January 2002. A WNET/Channel 4 Co-Production.
Director, 15 episodes of Outward Bound, a Lancit Media/Discovery Kids half hour series presented on the Discovery Channel. Larry Lancit, Executive producer.
Director, Take a Moment, half-hour special on family values aired simultaneously on 48 cable networks. National Cable Television Association (NCTA) sponsored, Nickelodeon/Next Next Entertainment co-production. Laurie Meadoff, Executive Producer.
Director/Producer, Drawing in Space, a documentary film about the sculptor, Mark DiSuvero on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his association with Storm King Sculpture Park. Produced by Storm King and Oil & Steel Gallery.
Director, The Many Trials of Tammy B, a CityKids/Nickelodeon half-hour dramatic pilot. Laurie Meadoff, CityKids Executive Producer; Albee Hecht, Amy Friedman, Nickelodeon executives.
Director, Nurses a documentary film that looks closely at the world of Nursing. Produced by Merck Pharmaceuticals.
Director, A Decade of Digital Sound A SONY produced film on the 10 year history of digital CD technology. Featuring Isaac Stern, Tony Bennett, Kenny G and other SONY artists and producers.
Director/Producer, On the Road with John Cafferty, a half hour Cinemax Album Flash profiling "The Beaver Brown Band" on their national tour. Produced by CBS Records.
Director, The Hat Factory, half hour comedy pilot produced by Jean Doumanian Productions, Jean Doumanian, Producer.
Aronson was president of Gilson/Aronson Films, a commercial and MTV production company based in New York. Directed scores of commercials and MTV videos for agencies and record companies worldwide.
Award nomination, Time Life Freddy Award, Best Film Heartland Film
Festival, Best Documentary St. Louis Film Festival, Golden Spire
- San Francisco Film Festival, National Board of Review Freedom
of Expression Award, Independent Spirit Award nomination, Best Documentary
LA Outfest, Best Documentary NY Visionquest, The Japan Prize - Grand
Prize, Clio Award nominations, Addy Awards, Bronze Award of Excellence
- Columbus International Film Festival.
Affiliation - Directors Guild of America
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