Ashley Pegg

I won an Arts & Humanities Research Council Scholarship to study an MA at the National Film and Television School and shortly afterwards I was shortlisted for a prestigious Grierson Award in 2013 and nominated for Best Documentary Short at the London Short Film Festival. I then went on to win Best First Time Director at the Canada International Film Festival in 2014 with my first fiction short and I was subsequently one of eight writer/directors selected for Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle scheme and BFI mentoring. I have produced content for the BBC and a broad range of clients such as Co-op Foundation, Royal Exchange Theatre, ECM, St Giles Trust and Aldeburgh Music. I also work with Christopher Hird at Dartmouth Films I am currently being mentored by James Kent (Testament of Youth, The Aftermath) after winning a place on the Directors UK Inspire scheme. Aside from filmmaking, 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.