A Californian turned Brooklynite. An award-winning filmmaker. A second-rounder for both Sundance and Film Independent’s Labs. One of only 8 women selected for NYWIFT’s 2019 FS2P Lab. And a really nice, chill person to boot.
Writer/Director Andrea Ashton’s instinct for capturing what it is to be human has resulted in short films and pilots that have garnered dozens of film festival awards, critical love, and tens of thousands of YouTube views, including an archive in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an honor reserved for films the Academy feels “represent significant contributions to the art and science of motion pictures.” Her projects have been referred to as “smart,” “edgy,” “unafraid of tackling uncomfortable subjects,” and exhibiting “an unexpected and enjoyably subversive sense of humor.” Her latest short “‘Love’,” an experimental narrative film she wrote and directed that brings a modern poem to life, is in the midst of its festival run with a premiere at the Indie Memphis Film Festival and screenings at the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival as well as the Oxford International Film Festival with the Indy Film Fest to come. Simultaneously her pilot, “Rockaway,” a comedic narrative about cold-water surfers, premiered at Cinequest, Silicon Valley's top arts festival, where it won “Best TV Pilot”, and has continued its run at TribecaFilm Festival’s NOW program, and Dances With Films to date. She’s been a second-rounder for both Sundance and Film Independent Labs and recently completed New York Women In Film and Television’s From Script to Pre-Production Lab with her feature script “When Joy Fell”, one of only eight projects selected. A member of NYWIFT, Cinefemme, and NYC Women Filmmakers, she’s an active proponent of bringing more womxn’s voices to the screen.
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    This Mortal Coil
    Short Script
    When Joy Fell
    Screenplay
    Wild Sky
    Screenplay
    You Don't Know Jack
    Television Script
    "Love"2020
    Experimental, Short
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    Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    "Love"2020
    Experimental, Short
    Rockaway Pilot2019
    Web / New Media
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    Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    "Love"2020
    Experimental, Short
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    Short
Top 100
You Don't Know Jack
Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition
Quarter-Finalist
Wild Sky
WriteMovies Screenplay Contest
Quarter-Finalist
Wild Sky
Story Pros Screenplay Contest
Quarter-Finalist
Wild Sky
Cynosure Screenplay Contest
Semi-Finalist
Wild Sky
Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest
Semi-Finalist
Wild Sky
Circus Road Screenwriting Contest
Finalist
Wild Sky
Moondance International Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Finalist
Wild Sky
Film Independent Screenwriting Lab
Best TV Pilot
Rockaway Pilot
Cinequest
Finalist in the Nat'l Short Film & Video Competition
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USA Film Festival
Dallas, TX
Certificate of Award in Screenwriting
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First Run Film Festival
New York, NY
Honorable Mention (Fiction)
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New York Expo of Short Film and Video
New York, NY
Gold Special Jury Award
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Worldfest Houston
Houston, TX
Audience Award for Best Short, Best Screenplay
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Brooklyn International Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
Best Drama
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Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
College
New York University
Film and Television
College
UC Santa Cruz
High School
San Mateo High School
Birth Date
August 17
Birth City
Stanford, CA
Current City
Brooklyn, NY
Hometown
Foster City, CA
Height
5' 4"
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Married To
Christopher Norr
Children
Aidan & Sadie
A Californian turned Brooklynite. An award-winning filmmaker. A second-rounder for both Sundance and Film Independent’s Labs. One of only 8 women selected for NYWIFT’s 2019 FS2P Lab. And a really nice, chill person to boot.
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