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In Due Season

Ashley O’Shay


Director, In Due Season

Ashley O’Shay is a director and DP living in Chicago. Her work focuses on illuminating marginalized voices. She specializes in immersive stories, recognizing the societal impact of observing life as is. She’s brought her unique style beyond the documentary space, collaborating with several national brands, including Lyft, Nike, Vox, and Dr. Martens. Most recently, her cinematography appeared in Founder Girls, a 2022 Queen Collective film that premiered at Tribeca 2023. In 2020, she premiered her debut feature, Unapologetic, which captures two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. The film premiered at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, broadcast on PBS POV, and was shortlisted for the International Documentary Association Awards. Ashley was also selected as the recipient of the 2021 Athena Film Festival Breakthrough Award, the 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival Groundbreaker Award, and DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 List.