Ashley Avis is an American director and screenwriter.

In 2016, Ashley had her feature film debut with DESERTED, an artistic psychological survival story that she also wrote, starring Mischa Barton, Winter Ave Zoli, and Jake Busey. The film was edited by Oscar nominated Douglas Crise (Birdman, Babel).

Her second feature, the coming of age story ADOLESCENCE starring Tommy Flanagan, Elisabeth Rohm, India Eisley and Jere Burns will be released in the fall of 2017.

Her next feature film projects include the inspirational true story of Zambian Olympic 800 meter runner Prince Mumba, entitled 800 to be produced by entertainment pioneer Cary Granat (Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web, Bridge to Terabithia). She is also set to direct the tragic Hollywood love story TRANCAS by Lem Dobbs (Romancing the Stone, The Limey, The Company You Keep), and recently wrote the screenplay adaptation of THE CYBIL RAVEN CHRONICLES for Todd Labarowski / Dreambridge Films - inspired by the true story of a female airborne paratrooper turned CIA agent.

Ashley’s work has been called "timelessly romantic" (White Lies Magazine), "innocent, blending innocence with seduction" (Red Hot Society), and “elegantly sensual” (Elite Daily).

Commercially she has directed projects for clients like Coca Cola, Red Bull, Footlocker, Mercedes-Benz, Pfizer, CaliBurger, and many more - recently winning 2016 Mercedes-Benz Award for her work on a spot called BESPOKE, at the Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival in Cape Town.

She is the co-founder of Winterstone Pictures, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and producing partner, Edward Winters.