ACT OF TERROR
ACT OF TERROR
OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019 @ 6PM
ACT OF TERROR ASHLEY BRIM • USA • 2018 • Drama
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.
Ms. Renaissance is the debut comedy directorial venture for Ambre Anderson. Originally from Baltimore Maryland, she has a BFA from Howard University. She’s been an actor and SAG – AFTRA member, based in NYC, since 2004. Through which, Anderson has performed most recently in TV shows as: Gotham, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Power, Bull, The Breaks, The Punisher, Crashing and The Romanoffs to name a few. Anderson has also produced a couple short films and web series. Ambre was most inspired to write and direct the Ms. Renaissance show because of her love for comedy, her aspirations to create exposure for, and bring together talented comedic actors.