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Ashley Morris is a neurodivergent writer/director from the West Midlands. His work is focused on class, poverty and family. Recently, funded by the BFI Doc Society for his short documentary DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?. A documentary about the cost of living crises and female shoplifters of Derbyshire. In 2022, he was funded by the BFI for his short film HOME MOVIE. The film is based on real life experiences inspired by old family photographs and memories of growing up in a poorer working class household.


In 2019, he was selected for Channel 4’s emerging talent scheme, 4Stories and directed the BAFTA Cymru winning ADULTING for Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated ON THE EDGE anthology of episodes. The directing scheme focuses on finding diverse and exciting new talent in the UK. At the start of 2021, he was put forward by Blacklight TV and Channel 4 for a BAFTA for emerging talent.


His work has been screened at Aesthetica Film Festival, Derby Film Festival, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, BFI Southbank, London Short Film Festival and broadcast on Portugal Arts Channel and Channel 4. Ashley is currently undertaking a body of work called LOAF exploring working class narratives with lowfi aesthetics.

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