Arlen’s Bio

Founder, Mercury Productions
Arlen [@] MercuryProductions.TV

An award-winning director who has created hundreds of films and videos throughout his career, Arlen Tarlofsky founded Mercury Productions with a vision for bringing ordinary topics to life through the lens of a camera. Arlen’s passion for storytelling combined with his versatility has allowed him to produce award-winning work across a variety of mediums and industries. Arlen has extensive experience working with the healthcare industry; creating corporate videos for all types of businesses; producing innovative digital products; directing TV commercials and producing projects for the entertainment & wine industries.



Arlen’s first professional project – while still a film student at NYU – proved to be one of the most important films of his career. His early success in producing and directing the documentary “Choices,” a film on the sensitive topic of sexuality among people with spinal cord injuries, attracted the attention of the healthcare industry. Since that time Arlen has produced numerous films and videos for the healthcare industry. He has produced projects on the challenges of congestive heart failure, osteoporosis, migraines, stem cell transplants, menopause and hemophilia. Arlen’s special skills with on-camera talent – whether professionals or not – has won him much praise in the industry.

Entertainment and Documentaries

Over the years Arlen has taken his talent in many exciting directions. He wrote and directed “Breakfast with Champions,” a social comedy purchased by Showtime Networks. “Breakfast” was a Jury Selection by both The Chicago International Film Festival and the Houston International Film Festival. He produced and directed “Little Sammy Davis,” a documentary about a charming blues musician. “Little Sammy Davis” won the Woodstock Intern’l Film Festival & London Film Festival, and the Audience Recognition Award -AFI/SILVERDOCS Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival.

Current Projects

Arlen is using his expertise with healthcare, educational films, and custom corporate work to take these products to the next level. He is now working with clients, including advertising agencies, to create innovative digital and mobile products, planning for multiple screen formats relevant to today’s [digital] audiences.

Contact Arlen

Phone: 917.282.1452
Email: Arlen[@]MercuryProductions.TV