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a comedic, horror, and immersive storyteller



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directed by Ashley Maria


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based in the U.S.

Location Sound

production soundfilm and television

I am a part-time soundie who captures location sound in the Los Angeles area and beyond.

I specialize in pre-production planning, setting and meeting budget requirements, and production sound mixing.

Recognized by

directors guild of america

I directed Friday Night Fright™, a comedy horror awarded the Directors Guild of America (DGA) honor. A few years later, I was very humbled when the DGA featured me among four other female directors, as a director who represents “the future of women in film" in 2014.

Tar Heel native

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I hail from the Tar Heel state of North Carolina! I grew up in Raleigh; receiving my undergraduate degree in Media Productions from UNC-Chapel Hill.  After receiving my MFA from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, I decided to cross-plant my professional roots in Los Angeles, CA and in Raleigh, NC.

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I'm currently directing, producing and writing a feature documentary called Pioneers in Skirts.

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