Benjamin Franklin and the Legend of the Vajra

A Revisionist-History Comedy Feature Film

Written by Ari Frenkel, Jonny Lee Jr, & Justin Anthony Long

Join failed inventor and lover of snacks, Benjamin Franklin, as he teams up with his weak pushover buddy, Georgie Washington, and the mysteriously agile, Marie Antoinette, on a quest to find the mystical and legendary all-powerful Vajra! Will they discover the secret power stored in this ancient artifact? Or will Lord Byron, the foppish Governor of Philadelphia, along with his pet bear Reggie, beat them to the punch and obtain its awesome powers to rule the American Colonies...and the World!?

*Winner of LiveReadLA December 2018 reading

(30-page excerpt & talkback w/Chris DeFaria, CEO DreamWorks Animation

& Tim Schildberger, Founder LiveReadLA


A Whodunit Farce

Written by Ari Frenkel

When bohemian activist Cindy gets kidnapped right before her birthday dinner, her social elite guests, who include a congressman, a popular journalist, a district attorney, and the CEO of a non-profit, must figure out who took their favorite friend. Conflicted by their own personal agendas and selfish lives, LIARS examines how far people will stretch the truth to get what they want, even at the expense of those they love. Clue meets Scandal.

Sorry, Ari

Digital Comedy Series

17 episodes written by Ari Frenkel

"Sorry, Ari" follows Ari, a positive guy with the absolute worst luck in the world.   Selected as One of the Best Web Series by IndieWire and Won Breakout Series at GlowFest LA.  Featured on Funny or Die's Best of the Web, Film Shortage, Broadway World and WhoHaHa.

Watch now at SorryAri.com

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