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Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of six feature films and over 100 commercials to date. A passionate advocate for horses, she is also the Founder & President of 501c3 nonprofit The Wild Beauty Foundation.

She recently wrote, directed, and edited BLACK BEAUTY for Disney+ starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy, and Iain Glen.  The film debuted over Thanksgiving 2020 and was reviewed as a "gorgeous, sweeping epic" by Richard Roeper of the Chicago-Sun Times.

Ashley will next write and direct the reimagining of CITY OF ANGELS for Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, and Perez Pictures; with Charles Roven, Rebecca Roven Steel Oakley, and Paul Perez producing.

Ashley’s work has been called "timelessly romantic" (White Lies Magazine), “elegantly sensual” (Elite Daily), and "groundbreaking" (OffTheStrip).

In 2019, Ashley embarked on what would become a five year long passion project in her award winning documentary WILD BEAUTY: MUSTANG SPIRIT OF THE WEST, exploring the stunning natural beauty as well as controversial government treatment of wild horses in the United States. In 2023, she was awarded a Special Congressional Commendation for her work by Congresswoman Dina Titus.

WILD BEAUTY will be released in May 2023, and has won "Best Documentary" at the Boston Film Festival 2022, "Best Documentary" at the St. Louis International Film Festival 2022, along with "Best Director" and "Best Cinematography" at DOCLA 2022.

Previous projects for Ashley include 2016's DESERTED, her independent feature debut, along with the coming of age story ADOLESCENCE in 2018 starring India Eisley, Tommy Flanagan, and Elisabeth Rohm. In 2020, she was brought aboard by Imagine's Ron Howard, Brain Grazer, and Stephanie Sperber to create a television series based on the iconic Breyer horse brand.

Upcoming projects include 2023's THE LAMB for MBC, the story of an eight-year-old boy who goes on a quest across the vast Arabian desert to save the orphan lamb he loves; THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS based on the novel by Rowan Coleman; and the love story TRANCAS by Lem Dobbs.

Commercially Ashley has directed for clients such as Coca Cola, Red Bull, Footlocker, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Pfizer, and more. In 2016, she won the Mercedes-Benz Award for "BESPOKE" in Cape Town, and in 2019 she directed, produced, and edited the 14-part "GOALKEEPERS" campaign for Chevrolet featuring Olympians Mia Hamm, Laurie Hernandez, and Hilary Knight encouraging young women to stay in sports.

An editor of over a decade, she also cuts the vast majority of her 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 along with their pup Whiskey. In her spare time, she rescues horses and has begun writing her first children's book.