One of the founding members of Bad Cookie Pictures Ariel Hansen lends her skills as a director, actor, writer and producer to the team. A connoisseur of horror, Ariel absorbed as much knowledge as she could on the various film sets she worked on as an actor in order to learn how to bring her nightmares to life. The first nightmare she birthed into the world was Ready to Burst, a pregnancy-based horror that acted as her debut as a writer and director. Since then she’s worked on The Man in the Rabbit Mask, Paint the Town Red, Relaxing Rituals ASMR and most recently Nepenthes as a director. Behind the camera, Ariel seeks to create a collaborative atmosphere allowing those she works with to bring new ideas to the table and contribute to her vision.