Ashlee Page is a multi-award winning writer and director. Her short film The Kiss, funded by Screen Australia and the SAFC, was adapted from a Peter Goldsworthy short story and has screened at Busan, Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs and Tribeca film festivals. The film has received several prestigious awards including two AFI Awards, the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award for Best Short and the 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker.
The Wall Street Journal describes The Kiss as ‘a stand out short film’ and Shorts of the Week write ‘this film is a revelation…superior in almost every regard - score 10/10’. Ashlee’s previous credits include writer and director of the award-winning comedy Layover, a self-funded short film that sold to cable TV in the US and screened widely both nationally and internationally.
Her most recent work is on the film compendium The Turning, adapted from the novel of interconnected short stories by Tim Winton, which premiered at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival followed by a gala screening at Berlinale.
Ashlee is currently developing her own first feature, Archive, a single character dystopian sci-fi, funded by SAFC’s FilmLab and a recipient of the 2014 Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award. Ashlee is attached to direct a feature adaptation of Minette Walters’ suspense novel, The Devil’s Feather.