About Me

Cinematographer Ashton Rae is a Los Angeles based camera junkie with an affinity for lighting and framing scenes in a way that emphasize the human condition. Artwork and nature are components that inform her organized approach to recreating a story’s thematic messages and riveting undercurrents, which is done through the implication of a visual guideline created specifically with the main elements of the script in mind.

Ashton has nearly a decade of experience in production as a cinematographer. In that time she has lensed multiple features and sent a number of shorts on to be screened at film festivals around the globe.

A few went on to Academy Award qualifying festivals, such as Jealous, which went on to Pan African Film and Arts Festival, and Mango Sticky Rice went on to New York International Film Festival.

Her commercial clients include Marriott, Nars, L’Agence, Google, and Vulkan.

She is a member of the ICFC and MFA graduate from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. And a prior recipient of the Nicole Kohn Film Award.

Ashton has an eye for light and composition that she is constantly refocusing in order to maintain a freshness to her imagery and tell each project’s unique story. 

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