Accolades and Honors:
Audience Award for Best Short for “Pick a Color” - Brooklyn International Film Festival
Best Screenplay for “Pick a Color” - Brooklyn International Film Festival
Best Drama for “Pick a Color” - Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Gold Special Jury Award for “Pick a Color” - Worldfest Houston
Honorable Mention (Fiction) for “Pick a Color” - New York Expo of Short Film and Video
Certificate of Award in Screenwriting for “Pick a Color” - First Run Film Festival
Finalist in the Nat'l Short Film & Video Competition for “Pick a Color” - USA Film Festival/Dallas
Second-Rounder for Sundance's Feature Film Creative Producing Lab & Fellowship for "Moo Moo"
Finalist for Film Independent's Screenwriting Lab for "Wild Sky"
Finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival Screenplay Competition for “Wild Sky”
Semi-Finalist in the Circus Road and Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contests for “Wild Sky”
Quarterfinalist in the Cynosure, Story Pros, and WriteMovies Screenplay Contests for “Wild Sky”
2nd Place Honors for “The Last/First Kiss” - The Texas Black Film Festival
New Yorker Andrea Ashton is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her first short film, Pick a Color, won numerous awards including Best Drama at the LA Shorts International Film Festival and both Best Screenplay and the Audience Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Notably, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stores Pick a Color's negative in their archive. Andrea's second short, The Last/First Kiss, earned honors at The Texas Black Film Festival and screened at the Palm Springs, Bermuda, and Boston International Film Festivals (to name a few). Not long after, she was selected out of over 800 applicants to direct a pilot webisode called Lies for a Colaborator web series sponsored by Sony, which has received nearly 40,000 YouTube views to date. Her latest endeavor, a short called Greater Good, was part of a Women’s Weekend Film Challenge made with no money and all volunteers. Despite the lack of time, resources, and personnel, it was just accepted into the Lighthouse International Film Festival where it will have its world premiere this June.
Having recently come off a month of shadowing multiple directors on the FOX television series Gotham, Andrea has eyes on directing episodic. She also has several feature films in development including “Wild Sky”, a finalist for the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab and multiple screenwriting competitions. A member of Cinefemme and NYC Women Filmmakers, Andrea’s an active proponent of bringing more female voices to screens big and little.
Her IMDB link is here.