From a small town in southern India to producing/Directing Independently at Detroit, USA Ashray's long journey is filled with artistic ventures. Ashray was born on 2nd-July-1987 at Hosanagara a small town surrounded by mountains in southern India. His father is an agriculture scientist and mother is housewife. At the age of 18 Ashray moved to Bangalore to study Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art History, During his 4 years of college he wrote & directed 3 plays for his college theater team and in his final year of graduation (2012) he made an art work La cristo,wherein he covered the whole building housing a cluster of 12 museums & his art college in white cloth. It was his commentary on epistemology of art pedagogy.
In 2012 after graduating from art college with 'Best Art work of the year' award in 2013 Ashray moved to Detroit, USA to study Film making since then he wrote and directed 4 short films, he graduated from film school on October 2014, His thesis film Asphyxia won 6 awards in local and International film festivals and his recent short film Interlude is on festival circuit now. Ashray is presently writing his feature film script which is scheduled to start filming in September - 2017.
According to his screenwriting teacher Richard Rorthrock - " Ashray's visuals, as always, are astonishing, powerful, and beautiful. And, as always, he tackles with some major issues about life and how some of us attempt to make sense of life through storytelling"
Official Selection
They Scream in Silence
East Lansing Film Festival
Lansing, Michigan
2018
Official Selection
They Scream in Silence
Royal Starr Film Festival
Royal Oak, Michigan
2018
Official - Selection
They Scream in Silence
The 2018 Great Lakes International Film Festival
Erie, PA
2018
Official Selection
They Scream in Silence
Indigo Moon Film Festival
Fayetteville, NC
2018
Winner - Outstanding Achievement Award
They Scream in Silence
Cult Critic Movie Award
Kolkata
2018
Semi-Finalist
They Scream in Silence
Los Angels Cinefest
Los Angels
2018
Official Selection - International - Non- Competition
They Scream in Silence
Bengaluru International Short Film Festival
Bengaluru
2018
Winner - 3rd place - Narrative Drama
They Scream in Silence
The International Indie Gathering Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
2018
Winner Best of Category
Interlude
North by Mid-West Micro Budget Film Festival
Kalamazoo, Michigan
2017
Official Selection
Interlude
7th Purgatory Film Exhibition
Detroit
2017
Winner Best Experimental Short
Interlude
The Neu World International Film Festival
Cedar City, Utah
2016
Best Cinematography Award
Interlude
Creation International Film Festival
Ottawa
2016
Official Selection
Interlude
East Lansing Film Festival
Lansing, Michigan
2016
Official Selection
Interlude
Royal Star International Film Festival
Royal Oak, Michighan
2016
Outstanding Achievement Award
Interlude
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Calcutta
2016
Winner Best Experimental Short
Interlude
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
2016
Official Selection
Asphyxia
International Broke Student Film Festival
Detroit, Michigan
2015
3rd place in Best Director and in Best Art Direction category.
Asphyxia
Annual Mitten Film Festival Michigan - December (Best of the Year award Ceremony)
Royal Oak, Michigan
2014
Movie of the Month (November 2014) - Audience choice award
Asphyxia
Mitten Film Festival Michigan - November
Royal Oak, Michigan
2014
Best Art Direction Award
Asphyxia
Motion Picture Institute of Michigan Film Festival
Troy, Michigan
2014
College
College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, India
Art History and Aesthetics
20082012
Birth Date
July 2
Nickname
Ash
Birth City
Sagara, India
Current City
Detroit, USA
Hometown
Hosanagara, Karnataka, India
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Indian (East)
Eye Color
Brown
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