Hi, I'm Ashley, a bestselling author, award-winning producer, and writer from Los Angeles, California.
My first feature film, Back Roads, starring Juliette Lewis and Alex Pettyfer premiered as an Official Selection in the Spotlight Narrative section at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, and won Best Feature First Prize at the 2018 Rhode Island International Film Festival and recently won Best Drama Feature at the Stockholm Independent Film Festival in 2019.
With over eight years of entertainment and digital media experience and over nine years of professional writing experience, I’ve written and produced for a multitude of screen sizes and audiences. Utilizing my literary and legal background, I specialize in book-to-screen adaptations for film and television. I’m a seasoned writer, a passionate producer, and storyteller at heart who loves crafting thrilling narratives and captivating audiences through the written word.
I have five years of international work experience, and experience crafting narratives and content strategies that span platforms and audiences. My past work includes heading up the writing department of a family entertainment brand, writing for major commercial brands, a London-based singer-songwriter, talent management professionals, and media clients.
In my current role at Upturn Productions, I create, develop, and source original scripts for film and television and have been behind the company's first two major success stories, including its first feature film, Back Roads, based on the New York Times best selling novel by Tawni O’Dell, starring actor/director Alex Pettyfer, Jennifer Morrison, Juliet Lewis, Nicola Peltz, and Robert Patrick, and The Godmother, a TV movie optioned by HBO.
Find out more about my life, work, and projects below!