Arlen Konopaki is a New York City based filmmaker.
Originally from Canada, his films have screened at festivals around the world including the Stanley Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Arlen’s work has been featured on IFC.com, Splitsider, the Huffington Post, My Damn Channel, Hot97.com, Complex, Hypebeast, Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, BET, Spin, Billboard and Buzzfeed and he has written digital content for Condé Nast Entertainment. He is a Canadian Comedy Award recipient for his short film work and has been nominated three additional times for his live performances and short films. Arlen currently works as a video producer and director for the men's magazine GQ.
As a cinematographer Arlen has filmed content for Red Bull, Canon, Above Average and worked as a second camera operator on the A&E television show American Takedown. Films that Arlen has shot have screened at the Woodstock Film Festival, The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, the Art of Brooklyn Festival and many more. Recently the web series The Other Kennedys which Arlen shot received a Comedy Central development deal at the New York Television Festival.
A graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta, Arlen is currently working on his thesis in pursuit of his MFA in Film Directing and Cinematography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.