love, fear, exploration, an infinite sea of potential creation. dive in. Turning mundane to magic, one film at a time.
Ash Verwiel is a trans & queer filmmaker from the Netherlands, currently operating from San Francisco. He recently received his BA in Cinema from San Francisco State University, where he works as an audiovisual engineer. His often reflexive work focuses on documentary and experimental film that attempts to traverse obscurities of the human condition, in order to reshape frameworks created by the mind.
SFSU’s Queer Cinema Project supports creators of LGBTQ+ film through the annual Barbara Hammer Award, which Ash won in 2019. Recently circulating the queer festival circuit, Heart Whispers (2020), explores his journey through adolescence, developing his own voice and struggling to belong as a trans man. Verwiel often excavates such topics of identity, rebirth and self-alignment.
In May of 2021, Ash was granted the Marcus Culminating Funds by SFSU, towards completion & distribution of his next film – coming soon.
Official Selection
Unboxing
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
San Francisco
2021
Selection
Unboxing
Seattle Queer Film Festival
Seattle
2021
Selection
Unboxing
London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)
London
2021
Best Queer Narrative
Unboxing
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
2021
Selection
Heart Whispers
QueerBee LGBT Film Festival
London
2021
Audience Choice Award
Heart Whispers
Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Best Queer Narrative
Heart Whispers
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
2021
Best LGBT Film Award
Heart Whispers
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
2021
Nominee
Heart Whispers
Flixze Film Festival
Panama City Beach
2021
Official Selection
Heart Whispers
Venice Shorts
Venice
2021
Best Student Film
Heart Whispers
London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)
London
2021
Finalist
Heart Whispers
BollywoodINDIES Fest
Official selection
Heart Whispers
Chicago Indie Film Awards
Chicago
College
San Francisco State University
BA in Cinema
2017Present
College
SAE Institute
Video Production Certificate
20152016
High School
TBL
High School
20102015
Birth Date
October 26, 1998
Birth City
Nijmegen
Current City
San Francisco
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
"Treat everyone like god in drag"
- Ram Dass
love, fear, exploration, an infinite sea of potential creation. dive in. Turning mundane to magic, one film at a time.
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