Arthur has over 10 years of film and television production experience as a line producer, producer, and director. He recently wrote and directed Found In Time, a fantasy feature film, which won the Best Sci-Fi Feature award at the Shriekfest Film Festival, and is an official selection at the Eerie Horror Fest, Tri-Cities International Fantasy Film Festival, Boston Science Fiction Festival, Nevermore Film Festival, International Horror/Sci-Fi Festival, and the Imagine Film Festival of Amsterdam. Caleb’s Door, his first feature, is available on DVD and VOD through distributor Around The Scenes. His non-fiction book on preproduction, Preparing For Takeoff, was just published by Focal Press.
Arthur’s short films The Prayer Tree, Matter, Mornir/Mornen and Secret Language have screened at various festivals and art venues, including the International Poetic Short Film Festival, the Seguin Arts and Film Festival, the Cinebarre screening series, and the Stomper! European traveling art/film/video fest.
Arthur’s specs have been finalists and semi-finalists in the Bridge International, WriteMovies, Shriekfest Sci-Fi/Horror, Austin, Exposurama, Fade-In/Writer’s Network, and Writer’s Place screenplay competitions.
Arthur has also line produced or production managed several feature films, including Helena From The Wedding; Goodbye Baby; Windows (also post supervised); Rock the Paint; The Toe Tactic (directed by acclaimed animator Emily Hubley); Racing Daylight – starring David Strathairn and Melissa Leo; Company K; and The Reawakening, directed by Native American Diane Fraher. These films have screened at the Tribeca, Slamdance, Nantucket, SXSW, Rome, Woodstock, and other film festivals, and have gone on to theatrical, DVD and cable distribution. In addition to features, Arthur has line produced second-unit shoots, industrials, music videos, and short films.
Between 1996 and 2007, Arthur was a partner in ArtMar Productions, an independent production/education/consulting company. In 2007, Arthur founded Chaotic Sequence Inc., which focuses on producing shorts and features. To date the company has production managed several short films and other projects, as well as Found In Time.
Prior to line producing, Arthur worked in just about every department, for ABC, NBC, BBC America, MSNBC, the Knitting Factory, and various independent production companies in the New York City area.
Arthur has written articles on budgeting and postproduction for Indie Slate and Student Filmmaker magazines, and has guest lectured at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, CUNY/Hunter College, Brooklyn College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He currently teaches film production management at Montclair State University. He holds a B.F.A. in Film/Television Production from New York University.