Ashley O’Shay (Unapologetic)

Filmmaker POV presented with IFP
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Description

Ashley O’Shay is a DP and documentarian based in Chicago, IL, whose work focuses on illuminating marginalized voices. She has produced work for national brands, including Lifetime, Ford Motor Company, Boost Mobile, KQED, and Dr. Martens. Most recently, she filmed the final episode of Dr. Martens' "Tough As You" series, starring the band Phony Ppl, accruing over 65K views on social and web. In 2019, she co-produced the Chicago episode of KQED’s award-winning series “If Cities Could Dance,” which became one of their most viewed episodes to date. Her work also appeared in the critically-acclaimed Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. She recently premiered her debut feature, Unapologetic, a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives in Chicago, through the experiences of two young, Black queer women. The film premiered at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, and is shortlisted for the 2020 International Documentary Association Awards.