In 2006, Arvel directed his first narrative film, "Toole's Substitute" that landed him acceptance into Film Independent's competitive Project Involve program under the guidance of director Michael A. Schultz, best known for his work on Cooley High, Krush Groove and The Last Dragon. Upon completion of the Project Involve program, Arvel's aspiration for filmmaking was cemented, and he entered the Masters of Fine Arts Production program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. While at USC, Arvel directed the film, "Good Grief", which is a coveted Peter Stark Special Project film. Throughout the film's production, Arvel was mentored by the late producer Gareth Wigan, known for his work on numerous films at Sony Pictures and for his work on George Lucas' Star Wars. Arvel is currently developing a narrative feature film and a television pilot. In addition to filmmaking, Arvel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and has a strong interest in physics and science.