Ashley Fairfield graduated with a graduate diploma in Film Directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2010. While at the school he wrote and directed the short film, SMITH, and a short documentary about SFX make-up artist and emergency paramedic Bob McCarron: Needle, Brush, Arrow, Sword.
Ashley began working in the film industry as a stunt performer in 1999 on Mission: Impossible II and since then has worked on films including The Great Gatsby, The Hangover II, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Nim's Island, The Matrix Reloaded, Superman Returns, Australia and The Quiet American. He has been a stunt double for actors such as Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler.
In 2006 Ashley directed his first short film a 'quiet spot' which played at festivals around the world including St Kilda Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Bondi Film Festival and Snowyfest Film Festival.
In 2008 Ashley wrote and directed the short film Vinyl, funded by Screen Australia and produced by Annmaree J Bell of Azure Productions. Festivals where Vinyl has screened include The Hamptons Film Festival (USA), St Louis Film Festival (USA), Flickerfest, Dungog Film Festival, Foyle Film Festival (Ireland) and Adelaide Short Film Festival.
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