Ariel Baska

Ariel Baska is a multi-award-winning, multiply Disabled queer horror and documentary filmmaker, who believes in advocacy and accessibility for historically underserved communities. Their work has played on Alaska Airlines, at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, and at film festivals from Berlin to Mexico City to Mumbai. They have presented at SXSW (South by Southwest) on various topics in disability and accessibility in the film and television industry, and are the creator and festival director of ACCESS:HORROR, a film festival and industry summit celebrating the history, future and impact of disability and horror.

Their work can be seen many places, including on the Board of Directors for Women in Film and Video, but their creative multiverse is most visible through Ride The Omnibus, their own non-profit and podcast (now on its 200th episode!) parked at the intersection of pop culture and social justice.

Regardless of what story they’re telling or what work they’re doing, they care passionately about the margins.