Rapunzel: The Blonde Years
Rapunzel is stranded in a castle tower. The handsome — but ineffectual — Prince comes to her rescue, however she discovers that size really does matter.
Fiona AsheDirectorShades of Gray
Trish GrovesWriterI Love You, Suzie
Trish GrovesProducerSave Tara Valley
Orlaith DohertyKey Cast"Rapunzel"Penny Dreadful
Gordon MahonKey Cast"Handsome Prince"Game of Thrones
Fiona AsheEditorShades of Gray
Runtime:3 minutes 49 seconds
Completion Date:August 30, 2008
Production Budget:2,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Ireland
Country of Filming:Ireland
International Comedy Short Film FestivalVienna
June 5, 2009
Notting Hill Film FestivalLondon
July 9, 2009
Galway Film FleadhGalway
July 11, 2009
Darklight Film FestivalDublin
March 6, 2009
WOW (World of Women) Film FestivalSydney
September 4, 2008
Fiona Ashe is an Irish award-winning Film Director and Screenwriter. In 2016, with her blood diamond script 'Cracks In The Ice', she was a Quarterfinalist in the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She holds a Diploma in Advanced Film Directing from the New York Film Academy and is a graduate of the ProSeries Professional Screenwriting Program (LA). She also studied screenwriting under the tuition of Robert Towne ('Chinatown') and Paul Schrader ('Taxi Driver') as well studying visual structure taught by Bruce A. Block (co-producer, 'What Women Want'). At the Berlin Film Festival, she attended directing masterclasses taught by Wim Wenders, Anthony Minghella, Mike Figgis, Stephen Frears and Spike Lee. Fiona studied script editing at the BBC in London (UK). She was trained in script reading by The Script Factory (UK) and Northern Ireland Screen. She was employed as a Script Reader by Northern Ireland Screen from 2013 to 2014. Her short film, 'Shades of Gray', a Film Noir shot in New York, won the Best Film Noir Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2003 and was endorsed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan as "very well directed". Her 2008 short film 'Rapunzel: The Blonde Years' became a viral hit on the Irish Film Board's Virtual Cinema YouTube channel. Fiona specializes in political thrillers about social injustice. She is also passionate about Film Noir and musicals. Her work is endorsed by many renowned filmmakers, including Jim Sheridan, Mark W. Travis, and Bruce A. Block. In 2023 she was a finalist in the Virgin Media Discovers short film competition and was funded to make a proof of concept for a feature film through the National Talent Academies' Director's Lab.
I give 100% commitment to every project and serve the production with pride.
I provide a nurturing leadership that empowers every member of the team to excel and shine.
I value the contribution of every member of the cast and crew and welcome input from everyone.
I engage with colleagues through a strong team ethic. In particular, the collaborative way in which I work with actors empowers them to give their strongest performance and makes them feel supported.
I build excellent working relationships: praising and affirming the hard work and skills of those with whom I collaborate.
Emerging filmmakers are the voices of the future. I give them encouragement and support to elevate their skills and showcase their talents.
I am committed to the craft of screenwriting and directing. I create films to the highest professional standards, bringing added value whenever possible.
I fully respect copyright and treat every project confidentially.
It’s a privilege to work as a director and screenwriter, and an honour to collaborate with teams of people who are as passionate about their jobs as I am.