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Ashley O'Shay

Ashley O'Shay

2018 National MediaMaker Fellows
Unapologetic
Ashley OShay - 2018 National MediaMaker Fellow

Ashley O'Shay

2018 National MediaMaker Fellows
Unapologetic

Ashley O'Shay is a freelance director of photography and documentarian based in Chicago. She has worked with a variety of brands, including Blavity, Ford Motor Company, Boost Mobile, and STATE Bags. She also recently served as the director of photography for Pangaea, a short independent film depicting the life of a young girl eight days after Hurricane Katrina, shot on location in New Orleans. As a projectionist at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Mills preps and presents independent film to an annual audience of 80,000 people.


After two Black Chicagoans are murdered by the police, young Black citizens begin challenging the city’s corrupt policies while redefining the meaning of community organizing. Unapologetic goes behind the veil with two Black, queer women, providing an intimate peek into the personal lives that sustain a movement.