Ashley Maynor is an award-winning producer and director. Her most recent film as director is the documentary FOR MEMORIES' SAKE, which has screened at the Library of Congress, the Nashville Film Festival, the Maryland Film Festival, the Indianapolis Film Festival, and on the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent FIlmmakers, among other venues. As a producer, Maynor’s credits include the ITVS co-production, QUICK FEET, SOFT HANDS, written and directed by Paul Harrill. She has also produced a number of short films, including VIA BICYCLES by Slamdance award-winning filmmaker Tom Quinn.
Maynor is also engaged with building communities through video partnerships, empowering youth and communities to tell their own stories as the co-founder and program director of the Blue Ridge Stories Youth Video Workshop. Maynor has also taught workshops for Scribe Video Center and as a guest artist in the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge’s Artists in Schools program. She also taught digital cinema production as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech from 2008-2012.
A native of Joelton, Tennessee, Maynor’s creative work, outreach, and research have been supported by the Southern Humanities Media Fund, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.