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Ashley Bearden



I am a New York based producer and director with 20 years experience in film, television and digital media.

I have made it a priority to seek out projects that tell stories about culture, community and identity through a nontraditional lens.

My early career focused on scripted film and television production. I worked as a Production Coordinator, Unit Production Manager and Line Producer on projects such as Lost in Translation, The Sopranos, Reading Rainbow and Killing Them Softly as well as multiple projects for HBO, Amazon, Sony Pictures and PBS. I then went on to work as the Head of Production for both The Onion and Lorne Michaels’ digital company, Above Average.

Most recently my work has been in documentary film. In 2017 I was proud to produce the Emmy-winning digital series - Return to Catalunya with Anthony Bourdain for CNN. I also spent three years producing series for Vox Media including Consider It and the award-winning Divided States of Women.

Through my production company, Do Good Films, I am currently developing a documentary feature about the healing power of music in prisons.

Below are some of the projects I have been proud to Produce and/or Direct of the past few years.

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