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Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of four feature films and over 100 commercials and branded content spots to date.

She recently wrote, directed, and edited the modern day adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic BLACK BEAUTY starring Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy, and Iain Glen in the fall of 2019 for Constantin Film, which will debut on Disney+ on November 27th, 2020. She is also currently writing and show running a television series based on the iconic Breyer toy brand for Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Stephanie Sperber of Imagine Entertainment.

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

After spending several years as a journalist for Nielsen Media in New York while attending college, she began her journey behind the camera in 2010 after writing, directing, and producing a spec pilot that got on the radar of Lionsgate founder Frank Giustra, who Executive Produced the project. Soon after, she formed her own production company and began a foray into commercial projects while continuing to avidly write.

In 2016, Ashley had her feature film debut with DESERTED, an artistic psychological survival story she wrote as well as produced. Her second feature, the coming of age story ADOLESCENCE was released in 2019 and stars India Eisley, Tommy Flanagan, Elisabeth Rohm and Jere Burns.

Additional upcoming narrative feature projects include the tragic love story TRANCAS by Lem Dobbs, as well as the inspirational story of Olympic 800 meter runner Prince Mumba of Zambia. She is also directing and producing a documentary called WILD BEAUTY: Mustang Spirit of the West (2021).

Commercially Ashley is known for her long form narrative work, directing for clients such as Coca Cola, Red Bull, Footlocker, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Pfizer, The Cali Group, and many more. In 2016, she won the Mercedes-Benz Award for her auto-fashion fusion spot "BESPOKE" in Cape Town. Recently, she directed as well as edited the 14-part "GOALKEEPERS 2019" campaign for Chevrolet featuring noted Olympians such as Mia Hamm, Laurie Hernandez, and Hilary Knight encouraging young women to stay in sports. An editor of over a decade, she cuts the vast majority of her commercial work.

Ashley is the co-founder of Winterstone Pictures, and lives in Los Angeles near the ocean with her husband and producing partner, Edward Winters. They are joined by their cat Luna, pup Whiskey, as well as two new additions to the family -- Zephyra and Zion, a mare and colt they rescued from a mustang roundup in the American West. Continuing on with equine rescue and education, Ashley is the Founder & President of the newly formed Wild Beauty Foundation.