Ashley Brim is an award-winning Los Angeles-based filmmaker. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography and Art History, she transitioned to filmmaking to be director Michael Cuesta’s assistant on the pilot for the Emmy Award winning television series HOMELAND. She continued her work with Cuesta for two more years: on Homeland where he served as Producing Director, on the pilot for the CBS series ELEMENTARY which he directed and Executive Produced, and developing feature and television projects. In 2013 she accepted a position as assistant to Alex Gansa, Co-creator and Showrunner of Homeland, in the writers’ office in LA.
Ashley’s short film SWIPED premiered at the 2015 Catalina Film Festival. She completed her second short film AN ACT OF TERROR, starring Olivia Washington and Tonya Pinkins, in October 2017. AN ACT OF TERROR premiered as part of the “Race in America” program at the 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville alongside several award-winning films, including Spike Lee’s 4 LITTLE GIRLS, Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA, and 2017 Best Picture Nominee HIDDEN FIGURES, and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short. The film is a finalist for the Summer 2017 Roy W. Dean Grant from From the Heart Productions and won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at RIFF.
Ashley is a Half Foundation fellow in the 2017 class of the Ryan Murphy Television Directing Mentorship Program. She is being mentored by Dan Minahan and shadowed him on AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE. She also shadowed Lesli Linka Glatter on the Season 6 finale of HOMELAND. Ashley is the Grand Prize winner of The Film Empire’s 2018 “Fempire” Filmmaker’s contest
Ashley currently serves as Assistant Producer on the Showtime series HOMELAND.