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Ashley York is a filmmaker and media producer who has worked on Academy Award® nominated teams and produced documentary projects that have premiered at the Sundance, Berlin and SXSW film festivals as well as on Oprah Winfrey's Network, A&E, IFC, HBO, Planet Green, Discovery International and the Sundance Channel. She produced two 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official selections: Becoming Chaz, about Chaz Bono’s gender transition, which garnered the 2012 Outstanding Documentary GLAAD Media Award; and Billy Luther’s GRAB, about the Laguna Pueblo tribe in New Mexico. Ashley is finishing her directorial debut (developed with support from A&E Indie Films) and first feature length documentary, So Help You God, where she returns to Appalachia to visit and interview some of her former high school classmates who are serving life in prison. Ashley has worked with award-winning documentary filmmakers, including Kirby Dick, Amanda Pope, Mark Jonathan Harris, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Judith Helfand. Her digital activist work has given her the opportunity to produce projects alongside numerous social justice and mission-based organizations, including the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the International Crisis Group and the Independent Television Service. Ashley presented her work in progress documentary at the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and was a panelist at the 2010 and 2012 SXSW Interactive Festivals and 2009 Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival. She was a filmmaker in residence at the Working Film’s Content + Intent Documentary Institute at MASS MoCA as well as an artist in residence at the Bay Area Video Coalition's Producer's Institute for New Media Technologies. Ashley lives in Los Angeles and is a faculty member at the University of Southern California in the School of Cinematic Arts.

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