Directing partners Henry Joost & Ariel “Rel” Schulman broke into the film world with their first feature documentary Catfish, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film festival and became one of the most talked-about films of the year. Shortly after its nationwide release, the New York natives joined Moxie Pictures for global commercial representation.
The duo has lent their unique voice, energy and DIY sensibilities to clients such as: Vogue, Google, Nike and American Express. Their short film, A Brief History of John Baldessari, narrated by Tom Waits, premiered at the LACMA Museum of Art and screened at SXSW in 2012.
In addition to short-form work, Henry & Rel have helmed the two most recent installments of the Paranormal Activity franchise – grossing hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide and earning the highest grossing weekend horror opening in history. They are currently Executive Producers of MTV’s Catfish spinoff. They are also writing an adaptation of The Monkey Wrench Gang, which they are attached to direct. The duo live between New York and LA.