A man struggles to find the balance between his responsibilities to his family in the Philippines and the new family he’s found in the United States.
Ashleigh Coffelt is an award-winning Filipina American director and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. Having grown up fascinated by the world around her, Ashleigh spent her childhood in libraries getting lost in great books. Heavily influenced by music and visuals, she filled diary after diary with meticulous notes and visions that she never thought would be realized. As the child of a first generation Filipina immigrant, she went on to study psychology and business, earning her BS in Psychology, Business & Electronic Media and Film from Towson University.
Everything changed the day she realized being a filmmaker filled her love of music, writing, visual artistry and storytelling. Ashleigh has gone onto be a Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab Semi-Finalist, as well as having been awarded numerous awards including “I For I” (director, cinematographer), winner of Best Director at Festival de Cannes with the Creative Mind Group, “5ive” (writer, director, cinematographer, editor), winner of the Grand Jury Award at the Adrenaline Film Festival and RAW:Baltimore Filmmaker of the Year.
Ashleigh’s stories focus on her own experiences, combining an array of themes including identity, relationships & psychology. Several of her 100+ short films have been featured in national & international festivals such as the Asian World Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Annapolis Film Festival & Citizen Jane Film Festival.
She is currently in development of a feature film tackling mental illness portrayals as well as a Choose Your Own Adventure episodic series for the streaming platform, Twitch.
Member Of : Women in Film, Women in Media, Alliance of Women Directors, Film Independent, Fil-Am Creative
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