Esteemed client Backyard proudly welcomes writer/director Ashley Avis to the fold. Get to know Ashley, she’s on her way to the moon.
Commercially she has directed projects for clients like Coca Cola, Red Bull, Footlocker, Pfizer, CaliBurger, and recently won the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Award for her work on a spot called BESPOKE, at the Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival in Cape Town.
Her feature directorial debut, the artistic psychological film DESERTED, starring Mischa Barton, Winter Ave Zoli, Jake Busey and Sebastian Bach recently was released in the Winter of 2016.
Her second feature, the coming of age story ADOLESCENCE, will be released in 2017. The project stars Sons of Anarchy’s Tommy Flanagan, American Hustle’s Elisabeth Rohm, India Eisley and Jere Burns. The project was edited by Oscar nominated Douglas Crise (Birdman, Babel), and mixed by Oscar winning Post Sound Supervisor Ben Wilkins (Whiplash).
She recently produced the television pilot THE PICTURE for Winterstone Pictures / Winkler Films, and was brought on by producer Todd Labarowski / Dreambridge Films (The Kids Are All Right, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Manglehorn) to write the screenplay based on the novel THE CYBIL RAVEN CHRONICLES.
Her work has been called “timelessly romantic” (White Lies Magazine), “innocent, blending innocence with seduction” (Red Hot Society), and “elegantly sensual” (Elite Daily).
Mercedes Benz – “A Beautiful Life”
Envya Swim – “Lionne Blanche”
Mercedes Benz – “Bespoke”
Premiered October, 2016
Written & Directed by: Ashley Avis
Producers: Edward Winters, Ashley Avis, Larry Hummel, Keith A. Fox
Editor: Douglas Crise
Cast: Mischa Barton, Winter Ave Zoli, Trent Ford, Dana Rosendorff, Michael Milford, Kelly Brannigan + Tyler Sellers with supporting cast including Jake Busey, Sebastian Bach, Gerry Bednob + Lance Henriksen
Premieres Fall, 2017
Directed by Ashley Avis
Producers: Edward Winters, Larry Hummel
Editor: Douglas Crise
Cast: Mickey River, India Eisley, Romeo Miller, Tommy Flanagan, Elisabeth Rohm, Michael Milford, Jere Burns, Ever Carradine
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