ACT OF TERROR
OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019 @ 6PM
ACT OF TERROR ASHLEY BRIM • USA • 2018 • Drama
The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.
Ashley Brim is a photographer turned award-winning filmmaker and a producer on the Showtime series HOMELAND. Her latest short film AN ACT OF TERROR, starring Olivia Washington and Tonya Pinkins, premiered in the “Race in America” program at the 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival alongside several award-winning films, including Spike Lee’s 4 LITTLE GIRLS, and Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA, and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short. Since then it has screened at more than 20 festivals across North America, winning many awards including Best U.S. Short at Catalina Film Festival, and has screened in Academy-qualifying competitions.
Ashley was one of eight directors chosen for the 2018 FOX DIRECTORS LAB and a 2017 HALF Initiative fellow in the Ryan Murphy Television Directing Mentorship Program. She was mentored by Dan Minahan during her shadow on AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE. She has shadowed Lesli Linka Glatter and Michael Cuesta on Emmy-nominated episodes of HOMELAND and Jonathan Frakes on THE GIFTED as a Fox directing fellow. Ashley also recently won the 2018 Film Empire “Fempire” Filmmaker Competition.
Ashley lives in LA with her husband and two cats that wear hats.