Ava Davis, also known as the Duchess of Grant Park, is a trans actress, producer, and writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also an advocate for increasing trans and queer representation, especially that of black and other minorities. She founded her production company, Studio Vosges, in 2019 with the expressed purpose of telling the stories of queer and trans (GSM) black, brown, and beige people.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature, with a focus in art history, film, and creative writing, from the University of Georgia, and has made Atlanta her home, along with her partner, two standard poodles, one Bengal cat, and one Russian ragdoll cat.
She has acted in, written, and produced several short films, including Feast, The Decision, and the upcoming short film The Duchess of Grant Park, about a woman who claims the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta as her duchy. The short film had a budget of approximately $20,000; $5,800 of which was successfully crowdfunded.
Ava Davis’ stage credits include The Laramie Project, It’s A Generational Thing, and Locked. In addition, she has performed with the One Minute Play Fest, including a special performance in collaboration with the Queens Theater in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pride. She also performs sketch comedy and collaborates with Critical Crop Top.
She is currently working to get her first feature film, The Waltz, made.
Unique traits: transgender
The Waltz Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Romance Career-driven Claire has transitioned and finds an unlikely partner who can her realize her lifelong dream of learning to waltz, but both find themselves unsure of the others’ feelings. Honestly, a tale new for these times.
The Parts That Stay
Vera's Workplace Sensitivity Training
TV Mini Actress
Film (Short and Horror) Actor
Film (Drama) Actor After years of doing battle in the trenches of wall street Rome Financial is ready to go public, most expect Julius Caesar to be named as the CEO, but Cassius, Brutus and some of the other members of the company think that Caesar has become unfit to lead and conspire to remove him from power. But once the seat is vacant, the once close knit group of friends become bitter enemies as they fight tooth and nail for wealth, power and the control of Rome Financial. Written by Seth Slick
The Bitter Better
Film by RWTD Productions / Julianna Sosa & Yotum Almor Lyle
Film (short) by Hats & Heels Production (Comedy and Romance) Robert Jones
Film (Short and Comedy) Writer In this charming comedy short, newly engaged couple earnest and anxious Brian (Patrick Fleming) and confident and free-spirited Ginette (Alana Cheshire), visit Brian's kooky grandma (Marianne Geyer), and discover something sweeter than sugar in her iced tea. Brian, usually so logical and temperate, must choose between maintaining his sense of control or taking a risk. Written by Sarah Alison Hodges
The Silent Treatment
Film (short) (Drama and Romance) Writer / Asst Director
When One Door Opens
Film (short) Co-Writer/Co-Producer/Co-Director
Film (short) by Pinch 'n Ouch Actor / Writer
Film Art Department Production Assistant
Film by Universal Art Department Production Assistant
I'll Be Homeless for Christmas
Film (Family) Miscellaneous Crew
The Duchess of Grant Park