Recent Honors

Awarded to Ashley Maria

- 2016: Awarded 2016 BPW/Hollywood Young Professional for her dedication to her profession and her philanthropic activity in her community

- 2015: Modern Homemakers, directed by Ashley Maria, chosen as an Official Selection of the Women's Independent Film Festival

- 2015: Winner of Indiewire Project of the Week for Pioneers in Skirts documentary (director/writer)

- 2014: Featured by the DGA Women’s Steering Committee as a director to watch; representing the “future of women in film

“We truly feel your accomplishment of winning a Student Film Award as well as your continued work within the industry will lead to really great things for you as the future of DGA and the entertainment industry as a whole.” Kat Landsberg, Producer 35th Anniversary of the Women’s Steering Committee, Honoring Pioneering Women of the DGA.

- 2014: Selected to work with filmmaker Wes Craven as a director mentee

- 2012: Southwest Airlines #ViddyADay Stop Motion Contest Winner (director/writer)

- 2012: Lady's Day Out web commercial Audience Award Winner at The Grove premiere (post production sound)

- 2012: Graduated with MFA in Film & Television Production from the University of Southern California

- 2011: Awarded the USC Broccoli Distinguished Scholar Award for excellence in film production

- 2010: Directors Guild of America student winner in the Women's category for Friday Night Fright™  (director/writer)

- 2010: Audience Award Winner at Bleedfest Film Festival for Friday Night Fright (director/writer)

- 2010: Awarded the J. Michael Brinkman award from the Hollywood Post Alliance for work in post-production

- 2010: Awarded the Business & Professional Women Elsie G. Riddick scholarship for work in advancing women in film

- To visit Ashley's IMDb page: click here

- For a full list of the films Ashley has worked on, please visit her AMDb page

As graduate students from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, these 3 were honored by the DGA in 2010. Dipesh Jain (Jury Award Winner in the Asian American category), Ashley Maria (DGA Winner in Women category), and Ryan Coogler (DGA Winner in African American category).