Ashley Barron ACS has been in Tasmania filming the new SBS series The Tailings and has kindly taken time out to do an event with us! Ashley will talk us through her career and journey thus far and show some of her favourite projects.
Ashley Barron ACS.
Ashley is an international cinematographer who strives to create an immersive experience that reflects a symbolic understanding of the project. Aligning this approach with the director's vision is her specialty.
Growing up between Russia, Armenia, Ireland and Australia has shaped her unique mix of visual attitudes, perspective and approach.
She worked as camera assistant before being selected as 1 of 28 Cinematographers in the world to train at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Hollywood, the youngest in her class. During this time Ashley was chosen by Academy Award winning Director of Photography Dion Beebe ASC ACS to work as his apprentice on Green Lantern.
Ashley's AFI Thesis film Dreamland earned her a nomination at the prestigious Camerimage Cinematography Film Festival and profiled in both the American and Australian Cinematographer Magazines.
Ashley's first feature film One Less God had its world premiere at the 20th Dances With Films where it took away both the Industry and Jury Prizes, the first film in the festival's history. The film went on to beat out features like Jungle and LOVING VINCENT for Best Film at the 2017 Byron Bay International Film Festival.
Covered by VARIETY, IndieWire, Moviemaker and IF Magazine One Less God's trailer has over 1 million views and has been picked up for international theatrical distribution.
Ashley is also one of the first members of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC).