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About the Filmmakers
Ashley York is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and media artist whose interests include feminist media, media for social change, and cinematic journalism. She co-directed and produced the Netflix Original documentary Tig, an Official Selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam, and Outfest. Ashley was one of nine women debuting a feature film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. She has worked on Academy Award® and Emmy Award winning teams and on films that have premiered at the Sundance, Berlin and SXSW film festivals and on Netflix, A&E, IFC, HBO, National Geographic, and Sundance Channel. She produced two 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official selections: Becoming Chaz, about Chaz Bono’s gender transition; and GRAB, about the Laguna Pueblo tribe. Ashley is a founding member of the design collective, Take Action Games, which has partnered with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, the Independent Television Service, and the Center for Asian American Media. She has spoken on panels for the International Documentary Association, Women in Film, SXSW Interactive, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, and MASS MoCA. Ashley teaches in the University of Southern California's Division of Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts and was recently included on Variety's 10 documentary makers to watch.
After completing the documentary program at Columbia College Chicago, Kristina Goolsby has gone on to produce, write and direct more than 60 hours of award winning non-fiction television for NBC, MTV, LOGO and A&E. As a senior producer and writer for A&E’s documentary series Intervention, Kristina was the writer and producer on the 2009 Emmy-Award winning episode Chad, and produced four PRISM award-winning seasons for the show. She has worked extensively with several independent feature filmmakers, including Andrea Sperling, Sundance’s 2012 Special Jury Prize winner; the director Julian Goldberger, whose film The Hawk is Dying premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival; and Ari Gold, winner of the 2000 Student Academy Award for his film, Helicopter. Kristina is directing an independent documentary, Jumbo’s Clown Room, about the cast of characters who inhabit one of notorious burlesque clubs in Hollywood, California.