Wednesday, June 9, 2021

2021 Films: Diabla

Diabla by Ashley George
New York (Milwaukee Premiere)

Running Time: 15 minutes
Screening Time: TBA
Horror/ Feminist/ Drama

A female revenge horror about a teenage Mexican girl who finds retribution through her untapped female power and local witch culture.

Director's Bio

Ashley is a director and producer based in New York. She began making films in 2009 when she joined San Francisco film collective Scary Cow and has worked in casting, directing and producing films, commercials and music videos in SF, LA and NYC. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and The New School (NYC) with a Master of Arts in Media Studies.

Recent films directed by Ashley include female revenge horror short DIABLA, which premiered at Morbido Film Fest November 2019, in addition to 2017's queer coming-of-age 90s darling SOMETIMES FOREVER. She is currently writing her first feature screenplay about a young woman's attempt to reconnect with a distant father living with Altzheimer's. As producer, she's recently wrapped production on several short films and web series including ALL HAIL BETH premiering this Fall on BRIC TV, short film MOUTHPIECE starring Jason Sudeikis, Alle Hsu's Asian-American drama OUR WAY HOME, Emily Cheeger's magical surrealism short TZADEIKIS set in Hasidic Brooklyn, and Emmy-nominated director Molly Gandour's short film GAZEBO. She's currently producing many projects with friends in New York. Her work has screened at festivals such as Morbido Film Fest in Mexico City, Outfest in LA, HBO's NewFest, Oaxaca Film Festival, Soho Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, East Village Queer Film Festival, Chain Film Festival, Picture Farm Film Festival, GLITCH Film Festival, Bideodromo Experimental Film Festival, MIX NYC Experimental Queer Festival and National Queer Arts Festival.

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