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 The Legend of El Cucuy, which went to Slamdance; 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, Cornerstone, Google, and Vulkan.
She is a proud member of local 600, 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.