to be.
aRi
For any information regarding ARI 
contact producer Annmaree J Bell on 
aj.bell@azureproductions.com.au 
mailto:aj.bell@azureproductions.com.au.aushapeimage_7_link_0
Running Time: 10 mins
Genre: Drama
Shooting format: Alexa
This is the story of Ari (meaning ‘to be’ in Japanese). Overweight and introverted he longs to belong. Spurred on by his feelings for classmate Jess he attempts to lose weight and become more outspoken in an effort to connect with others. But this only leads to more pain, to increased loneliness and sadness. Realising his futile and humiliating quest to become someone else, Ari makes a public declaration of self acceptance - and finds that he and his way of being are of surprising value.