“Shades of Gray is very good. It was very well directed.”
— Jim Sheridan, Oscar-nominated writer/director of ‘My Left Foot’.
Image courtesy of Irish Film New York/Film Ireland
“Fiona is a working professional with a great understanding of the complexities of making a good film. She has the abilities to be a key member of any creative team.”
— Bruce A. Block, co-producer of Hollywood blockbuster ‘What Women Want’, Los Angeles.
“Fiona Ashe has created in Shades of Gray a gem that reeks of the atmosphere of New York in the dead of night, a time when people die and others seek revenge.”
— Peter Sheridan, award-winning writer/director of ‘Borstal Boy’.
“While working in Dublin, I met Fiona Ashe and was immediately impressed with her background, experience and skills as well as the depth and importance of her projects. The Irish directors that I have worked with have a special passion for storytelling and filmmaking. Fiona Ashe is also dedicated to telling stories that matter, that will make a difference.”
— Mark W. Travis, Acting Coach on ‘The Young Messiah’; Author of The Film Director’s Bag of Tricks.
“Fiona is a rising star as a writer/director – one to watch”
— Edwina Forkin, award-winning producer of ‘Sanctuary’.
“It has been my pleasure to know Fiona Ashe in a professional capacity for the last few years. I can certainly vouch for her talent as a screenwriter and a director. I have no hesitation in labelling her a talent to watch and I look forward to the day when she wows us with her feature debut.”
— David Gleeson, writer of ‘Tolkien’.
“I had the opportunity to work with Fiona Ashe in a couple of workshops for directors and actors. Fiona was a joy to work with! She has a great rapport with actors, and collaborates easily, giving actors a chance to have input into scene work, from script analysis to rehearsals to the shoot. Fiona’s collaborative process establishes trust between the director and the actors, and her nurturing approach creates a platform for actors to deliver their best performances.”
— Lesa Thurman, actress, The Secret Scripture, Quirke (including scenes with Gabriel Byrne)
“I have had the pleasure of working with Fiona Ashe at various acting workshops/readings over the past few years and have found them extremely useful. Fiona has a great capacity to communicate her ideas clearly as a director and to collaborate with actors in a way which inspires and motivates them to both own their performances and serve the overall story. I would relish the opportunity to work further with Fiona.”
— Geraldine McAlinden, actress, Black 47, Normal People (including scenes with Liam Neeson).
“Fiona’s qualities as a director mirror what I have experienced on set with the established directors. Her attention to detail from preparation, storyboarding, rehearsals and directing on set made me feel I was in the capable hands of someone that cares about the filmmaking and storytelling process. As an actor I put my full faith and confidence of my performance in my director and I felt I was able to as much immediately with Fiona. I can’t wait to get on set with her in the near future.”
— Paddy C. Courtney, actor, Shameless (Channel 4, UK), Safe (Netflix UK).
“As an international multi-award winning writer supported solely through my efforts in the screen industry I am acutely aware that when my script or treatment lands on the desk of a funding body or investor it has but one shot. Therefore, to give it the best possible chance, I pass it through the filter of insightfulness, creativity and keen intelligence which is Fiona Ashe. Without reserve, I recommend her to any position where her formidable talents in script editing and analysis can be called upon.”
— Declan Cassidy, multi-award-winning writer/director, ‘Whatever Turns You On’.
“I feel very lucky to have been given Fiona’s name to assist me as I worked on a film script of my novel. Fiona’s approach was thorough, insightful and honest without being in any way unkind. It was clear that she read and assessed the script with a keen eye and ear, and her advice was crucial. Fiona also recommended several terrific books to help me on this, my first journey into scriptwriting. She has reviewed a further draft with equal professionalism and also had a conference call where each and every issue I had was fully addressed. I would very strongly recommend Fiona and am glad she is part of my ongoing review process.” — Fran Russell Banks, Author of ‘Blown Apart’, winner of the Irish Writers’ Novel Award 2016.
“I am a professional screenwriter who has hired Fiona Ashe to edit two treatments and query letters for agents and production companies. She is a very talented script editor who helped guide my treatments into solid scripts. I would gladly recommend her to anyone seeking help with their work.” — Eileen McAuley, commissioned scriptwriter.
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