Ashley Pegg

I am a writer and director. I have been shortlisted for a Grierson Award and my films have been selected for many international film festivals such as the Zagreb Film Festival and the Oscar-recognised Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. I have produced content for the BBC and a broad range of clients such as the Co-op Foundation, Royal Exchange Theatre, ECM, St Giles Trust and Aldeburgh Music. I also work with Christopher Hird at Dartmouth Films dartmouthfilms.com/team. I won an Arts & Humanities Research Council Scholarship to study an MA in documentary at the National Film and Television School. Aside from filmmaking, I have been selected for the Faber Academy’s Write a Novel development course and I won the Prince’s Trust Best Mentor Award for my work mentoring young people.

Kim Longinotto, Director: “Ashley’s big asset is the easy, relaxed and affectionate way he approaches and films his protagonists. I imagine that it must be very pleasurable to be filmed by him.”

Christopher Hird, Dartmouth Films: “Ashley shows real discipline as a filmmaker.”

Roger Graef, Films of Record: “A gem of an observational documentary.