Below are some of the short films directed by Fiona Ashe.
Shades of Gray
A tough-talking New York private investigator confronts the police chief over allegations of brutality in the force. Suddenly she finds herself up against the entire NYPD, with her life in danger on the gritty crime-ridden streets of New York, pursued by the force that’s supposed to protect her.
Awards For Shades Of Gray
Best Film Noir Award, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
Rapunzel – The Blonde Years
Rapunzel is desperate to escape from her tower prison. The Handsome Prince comes to rescue her but discovers there are situations where size really does matter.
More than 725,000 views on the Irish Film Board’s Virtual Cinema Channel on YouTube!
A Sister’s Tragedy
(proof of concept TV drama scene)
A village bookstore owner goes to her friend’s house to find out why she ran out on a New Year’s Eve party the previous night. Her friend reveals her deepest, darkest secret.
(proof of concept TV drama scene)
A village sergeant reveals to his girlfriend the shocking discovery that a local man shared a prison cell with her former lover — a convicted murderer — thus revealing her current whereabouts.
Save Tara Valley
Hollywood star Stuart Townsend participates in the Hill of Tara human aerial art project created in September 2007 by renowned US aerial artist John Quigley in protest against the construction of the M3 motorway through the historic Tara Valley.
I Love You Suzie
I Love You Suzie follows the journey of a man who sets off with a bouquet of flowers for his beloved Suzie but dreads delivering them.
The 24-Hour Universal Design Challenge
The first Irish 24-Hour Universal Design Challenge. The brief: 5 teams – comprising 50 design professionals – were each teamed with a design partner, who had various types of physical disabilities. Each team had to come up with a universal design concept for a Dublin street, taking into account their design partner’s particular needs, but which would be usable by everyone. And they only had 24 hours to come up with those concepts!
Look My Way
Look My Way tells the story of a young woman in a wheelchair whose struggle for independence is hampered by inequality and prejudice.
Stories That Make An Impact
(a) are inspired by social injustices on which she reported during her career as a broadcast journalist such as war in Africa, police brutality, racism, addiction, adoption, bereavement, destruction of heritage, disability, gender equality.
(b) are hugely marketable because they:
- are based on high concepts (and often true stories)
- have a gripping opening
- always feature compelling characters
- are full of complex, subtextual dialogue
- have an impactful ending
Her directing skills are further enhanced by her experience in various production roles on short films: editor (Final Cut Pro), camera operator, sound editor, sound recordist, boom operator, casting director, production manager, first assistant director.
- Member of the Screen Directors’ Guild of Ireland.
- Member of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland.
- Founding Member of the Irish Film & Television Academy.
- Women In Film & Television Ireland
Join A Winning Team
Why not team up to create award-winning films and television? To explore opportunities for collaboration, please click here to contact Fiona Ashe.