Ash Christian

Ash Christian

Producer

New York City, New York

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About Ash

At age twenty, Ash directed, produced and starred in "Fat Girls" alongside Jonathan Caouette ("Tarnation"), and Robin DeJesus ("Camp"). An official selection of the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, where "Fat Girls" had its world premiere to major critical acclaim...the film found love in the hearts of independent film lovers across the world.

"Fat Girls" sold to Regent Entertainment at the festival and opened in theaters nationwide fall of 2007 then to cable and DVD through Liberation Entertainment. 

MTV Networks picked up "Fat Girls" as a pilot for their network at the Tribeca Film Festival and hired Ash to write, direct and executive produce the series for MTV in New York.



In 2009, Ash was a co-producer on the hit Broadway musical "Next to Normal" which garnered 11 Tony nominations and 3 Tony awards including Best Score. "Next to Normal" recently won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama.



Ash made waves again with his sophomore feature “Mangus!” – a dark comedy about a boy whose lifelong dream is to star in his high school’s production of “Jesus Christ Spectacular”. The film starred Jennifer Coolidge, John Waters (as Jesus), Heather Matarazzo and Leslie Jordan. The film sold to Wolfe Releasing after playing festivals all around the world.

“Nate & Margaret” was Ash’s next venture. He produced the quirky comedy directed by Nathan Adloff, which starred Natalie West (“Roseanne”), Tyler Ross and Gaby Hoffmann (“Transparent”, “200 Cigarettes”.) The film garnered much critical acclaim including three out of four stars from Roger Ebert.

In 2012, Ash co-wrote and directed & produced “Petunia”, a quirky family comedy set in New York. The film stars Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, Christine Lahti, Michael Urie, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Tobias Segal. The film premiered to rave reviews and recently came to theaters in 2013 and is currently on DVD/VOD.

Ash recently directed & produced the indie comedy “Love on the Run” – about an overweight girl on the run with a bank robber whom she falls in love with – starring Frances Fisher (“Titanic”), Steve Howey (“Shameless”), Annaleigh Ashford (“Masters of Sex”, Tony Nominee for “Kinky Boots”) which is currently in post-production.

Ash worked with producer Anne Clements (Sundance and Independent Spirit Award winner - "Quincenera") on a show for Sony's network Crackle entitled "Cleaners" starring Emmanuelle Chiriqui ("Entourage"), Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana"), Missi Pyle, Gina Gershon and David Arquette which is currently available on Crackle.

In the winter of 2014, Ash produced “Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale”, which is a 1970’s set crime thriller starring Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”), Evanna Lynch (“Harry Potter”), Oscar nominee Carol Kane (“Annie Hall”), Leo Fitzpatrick (“Kids”), Brendan Sexton III (“The Killing”) and Chaske Spencer (“Twilight”). The film is directed by Tate Steinsiek (“Face Off”.)

Ash began producing commercials & music videos in 2014 – his first one begin Billboard Top 10 artist Meghan Trainor for Epic Records.

In spring of 2014, Ash produced a psychological thriller entitled “The Inherited” which is being directed by Devon Gummersall (“My So Called Life”) and stars Jenn Liu (who also wrote the screenplay), Nathan Darrow (“House of Cards”), Annabella Sciorra (“The Sopranos”, “Jungle Fever”) and Tammy Blanchard (“Into the Woods”, “Moneyball”.)

He won a 2014 Emmy Award for producing the web series “mI Promise”.

Currently, Ash is in post-production on “Miles” a dramedy set in 1999 starring Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Missi Pyle and Yeardley Smith directed by Nathan Adloff.

He is in pre-production for “Hurricane Bianca” starring RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio, “Saturday Night Live” Alum Rachael Dratch & Alan Cumming.

Ash currently resides in New York City.

Credits

  • Miles

    Miles (2016)
    Film by Nathan Adloff (Drama) Producer High school senior Miles Walton joins the girls volleyball team in hopes of winning a college scholarship, which causes an uproar in his small Illinois farming town.

  • The Weight of It All

    The Weight of It All (2016)
    Film by Jordan Bayne (Drama) Producer

  • Hurricane Bianca

    Hurricane Bianca (2016)
    Film by Matt Kugelman (Comedy) Producer A New York teacher who moves to small town Texas, is fired for being gay, and returns disguised as a mean lady to get revenge on the nasty town.

  • Show Yourself

    Show Yourself (2016)
    Film by Billy Ray Brewton (Drama and Horror) Producer When his friend Paul dies unexpectedly, Travis heads into the woods to say goodbye. As Travis deals with his grief, and the way it has affected the relationships in his life, he starts to realize that he actually might not be alone in the woods. Curiosity turns to horror as Travis comes face-to-face with something both inexplicable and frighteningly familiar. Written by Billy Ray Brewton

  • Love on the Run

    Love on the Run (2015)
    Film by Ash Christian (Comedy) Actor, Producer, Director

  • The Inherited

    The Inherited (2015)
    Film by Devon Gummersall (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Producer Eve has married the man of her dreams but when they return to live in the house willed to him by his first wife who died under horrific circumstances, it becomes a waking nightmare as Eve falls into a spiral of suspicion and madness.

  • Addiction: A 60's Love Story

    Addiction: A 60's Love Story (2015)
    Film by Tate Steinsiek (Crime and Thriller) Producer NEW YORK CITY, 1968 Max Bornstein had the wit, looks and charm that would carry him beyond the typical man's troubles. He was untouchable... Yet the typical man's troubles were the least of Max's worries: He was a full-time dope fiend and a part-time father working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry. Written by Anonymous

  • Hollywood Adventures

    Hollywood Adventures (2015)
    Film by Timothy Kendall (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Production manager A young man goes from China to Hollywood on short notice to find his girlfriend. He ends up connected with two others in his quest, which gets much more complicated than he envisioned.

  • The Good Wife

    The Good Wife (2011 - 2014)
    Television by Robert King (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Alicia Florrick is the wife of a former state's attorney for Cook County. He has been imprisoned after a sex and corruption scandal. Alicia must deal with the public humiliation. She must also fend for her two children. After years of being a housewife and mother, she returns to work as a litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner. She must now prove herself in the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

  • Cleaners

    Cleaners (2014)
    Television (Action) Actor, Producer, Production manager Roxie and Veronica are two gorgeous young women - who also happen to be highly trained contract killers. While on an errand for their boss, an unpleasant surprise in the trunk of their car turns this lethal pair into hunted targets.

  • mI promise

    mI promise (2013)
    Film (short) by Lauralee Bell (Drama) Producer Riley, a teenager on the cusp of her first romance, is overwhelmed by a feeling of independence that her first car provides. Fueled by hormones, new emotions and the self-involvement that every teenager obviously experiences, she may loose it all in one split second. Will her mom, her brother, her best friend and her potential boyfriend all miss the opportunity to experience the most important years of her life with her. Written by Bell, Lauralee

  • He's Way More Famous Than You

    He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
    Film by Michael Urie (Comedy) Producer When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something in her life has got to change... she has to become WAY MORE FAMOUS! Armed with a stolen script and two pitchers of sangria, Halley enlists the help of her brother Ryan and his boyfriend to make her own movie, starring herself (of course) as herself, and any A-list celebrity she can land along the way. From seducing the Karate Kid to kidnapping Hollywood's biggest name in comedy, Halley will stop at nothing to get her movie made even it means hurting the only people who truly care about her. Written by Anonymous

  • The Magic of Belle Isle

    The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
    Film by Rob Reiner (Comedy and Drama) Actor Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.

  • King Kelly

    King Kelly (2012)
    Film by Andrew Neel (Drama) Actor King Kelly is the online username of Kelly, a young girl from Long Island, NY who dreams of becoming famous through her webcam strip tease show. Obsessed with the prospect of celebrity, Kelly stops at nothing to get what she wants.

  • Petunia

    Petunia (2012)
    Film by Ash Christian (Comedy and Drama) Producer, Director, Writer An off beat family of New Yorkers must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself. Petunia weaves together the lives of brothers Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian and Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) as they unlearn everything their psychoanalyst parents have taught them. While Michael's cynical wife Vivian (Thora Birch) discovers she is pregnant, the family is also changing. Charlie's would be boyfriend George (Michael Urie) is in a polyamorous relationship with fitness fanatic Robin (Brittany Snow) and Adrian has developed a unrelenting sex addiction. Meddling parents Felicia (Christine Lahti) and Percy (David Rasche) must decide whether to reignite the spark in their relationship or start all over again. Petunia is a film about a dysfunctional family unit on the verge of a nervous breakdown. This is the story of how they pick up the pieces. Written by Anonymous

  • Nate & Margaret

    Nate & Margaret (2012)
    Film by Nathan Adloff (Comedy and Drama) Producer Nate, a 19 year old film student, and Margaret, a 52 year old spinster, are best friends in an odd, quirky, totally working kind of way... until Nate's audacious classmate Darla sets him up on a date with James. Nate's new life shakes apart his friendship with Margaret, just as she is trying to start a career as a stand-up comedian. Written by Anonymous

  • Person of Interest

    Person of Interest (2011)
    Television by Jonathan Nolan (Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actor A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret. Written by Jones

  • Mangus!

    Mangus! (2011)
    Film by Ash Christian (Comedy) Producer, Director, Writer Mangus Spedgwick has had one dream his whole life... He wants to be Jesus - in his high school's annual production of "Jesus Christ Spectacular", that is. When unforeseen circumstances strike, Mangus loses the role, which was a Spedgewick family tradition. Will he get to be their towns first crippled Jesus? Not without a hard fight, a road trip and breaking the law a few times along the way. Written by Cranium Entertainment

  • Law & Order

    Law & Order (2010)
    Television by Dick Wolf (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. Written by Mike Menditto

  • Lushes

    Lushes (2009)
    Film (short) by Ash Christian Actor, Director Cork & Desi, two of Tinseltown's most 'Transtastic' transplants, are trying to make a name for themselves in the world of Hollywood drag queens. It isn't until their arch-nemesis, Hollywood's #1 queen, Basil, sabotages their friendship that they realize they're meant to be best friends forever and then learn what it takes to create the most talked about drag number the Valley has ever seen. Written by Nick Sweet

  • Indie

    Indie (2008)
    Film (short) by Gregory J. Lucas (Comedy) Actor In an attempt to save the state of independent film three pretentious film geeks set out on a mission to self distribute their own independent movies.

  • Pink Collar

    Pink Collar (2006)
    TV Movie by Alan Poul (Comedy) Actor A satirical look at female relationships in the workplace.

  • Standoff

    Standoff (2006)
    Television by Craig Silverstein (Crime, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Actor There's no crisis situation they can't handle... unless it involves each other. Matt Flannery and Emily Lehman are the top-ranked negotiators in the FBI's Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU). They're trained to talk their way through volatile situations. They're experts at knowing what makes other people tick. They're also sleeping together... a secret that they agreed to keep to themselves, until Matt revealed it to the entire world during a tense hostage standoff. The public revelation causes friction between Matt, who doesn't take much seriously and relies on gut instinct, and Emily, an academic who analyzes every move. Their relationship also gets them into major trouble with their boss, Cheryl Carrera, head of the Los Angeles CNU, and raises eyebrows among their CNU colleagues, including intelligence officer Lia Mathers. While Matt and Emily should be split up for being romantically involved, they're too valuable as a team. Together, they're among the best in their field; Cheryl knows ... Written by Anonymous

  • Ugly Betty

    Ugly Betty (2006)
    Television by Fernando Gaitán (Comedy and Drama) Actor A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty surrounded by tall skinny models at a fashion magazine but Betty doesn't let this stop her or her positive attitude towards her work. Written by James Robson

  • Fat Girls

    Fat Girls (2006)
    Film by Ash Christian (Comedy and Drama) Actor, Producer, Director, Writer Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk to in his small Texas town that understand him. He ends up finding what he was looking for in his theater teacher, Mr. Cox. Written by Cranium Entertainment

  • The Couch

    The Couch (2005)
    Film (short) by Melina McKinnon Actor The story of Maria (Alaina Kalanj) a talented emerging artist who is forced to relive the high school shooting she witnessed ten years earlier. Maria is torn between her agent, Ryan (Elizabeth Rothan), and her lover Blake (David Andriole). Ryan insists that Maria forget the past and move on with her career while Blake pushes her to deal with the past and attend her high school reunion. Written by Anonymous

  • Domino

    Domino (2005)
    Film by Tony Scott (Action, Biography, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Actor The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Over There

    Over There (2005)
    Television by Chris Gerolmo (Action, Drama and War) Actor A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

  • Cold Case

    Cold Case (2005)
    Television by Meredith Stiehm (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Lilly Rush is a Philadelphia police detective working for the department's homicide squad and being assigned 'cold cases': crimes that were committed many years before and have not been solved. Lilly must try to re-think the crime scenes and interview other people involved with the victims to find a link to solving the cases. Written by Anonymous

  • Man of the House

    Man of the House (2005)
    Film by Stephen Herek (Action and Comedy) Actor Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women. Written by Anonymous

  • Jack & Bobby

    Jack & Bobby (2004)
    Television by Vanessa Taylor (Drama) Actor Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined with reenactment footage of the McCallisters' teenage years, dealing with a pot smoking mother and typical high school drama. Also explored is Jack's tentative romance with Courtney Benedict. Written by rmlohner

  • The Wake-up Caller

    The Wake-up Caller (2004)
    Film (short) by Bryan Buckley (Comedy) Actor A disturbed teenager makes terrifying wake-up calls to hotel guests

  • The Division

    The Division (2004)
    Television by Deborah Joy LeVine (Action, Crime, Drama and Romance) Actor It's a cop show with a twist. Lifetime's series explores the personal and professional lives of five very different policewomen in San Francisco. "The Division" features action, suspense, crime and cat-and-mouse chases. It also looks at the ups and downs of romance, family, motherhood and female friendships. It's good, old-fashioned drama about working women with real-life problems. Written by Anonymous

  • Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under (2004)
    Television by Alan Ball (Drama) Actor A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional family that runs an independent funeral home. With the prodigal elder son (Nate) returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family...that just happens to be in the grief management business. Written by <Laffz00@aol.com>

  • Boston Public

    Boston Public (2003)
    Television by David E. Kelley (Comedy and Drama) Actor The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

  • Screen Door Jesus

    Screen Door Jesus (2003)
    Film by Kirk Davis (Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Actor An eclectic cast of characters intertwines and collides around themes of faith, religion and race in a small East Texas town. Screen Door Jesus tells the story of the church-going, but not exactly God-fearing, town's folk who wake up one morning to discover the image of Jesus on Old Mother Harper's screen door. With media and crowds gathering around the phenomenon, and Jesus staring everyone straight in the face, it's time for people to take sides. Written by Anonymous

  • Sweet Hideaway

    Sweet Hideaway (2003)
    Film by Patrick McKnight (Comedy) Actor Trying to avoid jail time from credit card fraud, Price, at the advice of his cousin, hides out at a college fraternity. There's only one thing his cousin didn't tell him... the entire frat house is GAY! Price has to pretend he is also gay in order to stay hidden. Mayhem and comedy explode as several members find Price attractive while Price struggles for his sanity. However, Price discovers a life lesson he never thought possible in the mistaken identity comedy from Raw Dawg Films. Written by Ben Robinson

  • Serving Sara

    Serving Sara (2002)
    Film by Reginald Hudlin (Comedy and Romance) Actor When Sara is served divorce papers while she is in New York, she is stunned. Not about to lose the fortune she amassed with her self-serving Texas husband, she makes an offer to her process server, Joe that sets them off on a wild trip across the country. Written by Yocke

  • Slap Her, She's French!

    Slap Her, She's French! (2002)
    Film by Melanie Mayron (Comedy and Romance) Actor A French foreign exchange student, named Genevieve, comes to a small town in Texas to attend a local high school where she shacks up with the school's popular head cheerleader, Starla, and her parents. But Starla soon learns that this French girl is not only smart, attractive, and naive, but quite conniving when Geneviere, with no social life of her own, begins to take over Starla's, starting with stealing the affections her parents, her friends and Starla's boyfriend. When Starla is forced to quit the cheerleading squad after getting some bad grads, Genevieve moves in to take her place. When Starla figures out that Genevieve deliberately set it up by giving her bad tutoring to fail all those classes, she begins an all-out personal war against Genevieve to take back her social life. But Genevieve is anticipating exactly that type of response from Starla and soon turns everyone, including Starla's friends and family, against her by playing the poor victim and making it appear that ... Written by Anonymous

  • Going to California

    Going to California (2001)
    Television (Drama) Actor

  • Secrets Underneath

    Secrets Underneath (2000)
    Film by Ash Christian (Drama) Actor, Director, Writer A story of a young girl who cuts herself to escape the pain in her life.

Awards

  • Emmy Award
    (2014)

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