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Writer and producer

Humour or trauma, comedy or tragedy, share two characteristics: they are perspectival in nature and hold incongruity at their core.  Ashleigh's work seeks to address themes of justice, transformation and healing.  She has a penchant for the underdog and is genuinely curious about and inspired by the experiences of those who are often discounted.  She is inspired by looking into dark crevices and giving voice to the voiceless.  She seeks to create emotive artworks which shift perceptions by portraying people as the complex, compelling individuals they are.

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Trumpocalypse: A political farce (theatre play) 
A blundering fool, an inquisitive girl
A rivalry that turned into a war
One giant cover up 

Short film: Survivor, Planet Earth (short film)
When an optimistic young woman discovers the power of the people, she teams up with other rebels to liberate the country from the sinister forces of the reigning government.


Writers Guild of Australia
Screenworks, NSW


2022 - Intro to Producing on 13 and 14 May 2022 presented by AFTRS and Screen QLD

2022 - Production Accounting Essentials on 4 and 5 May 2022 presented by Jill Hewitt of Moneypenny (Screenworks)

2021 - Fundamentals of Development (3 part series) presented by Media Mentors Australia (Screenworks)

2021 -  Make it in FNQ - Beginners editing with Adobe presented by Alex Smee (Screenworks, Screen QLD and CQU)

2021 - Screenwriting Plotting presented by Holly Lyons (facilitated by Screenworks)

2020 - 'Write Sparks' script development program designed for writers new to performance writing (theatre) presented by Kathryn Ash (in conjunction with JUTE Theatre)

2020 - The Dreaded Second Act presented by Wendall Thomas (facilitated by Screen QLD)

2019 - How to develop a TV or web series by Craig Batty

2019 - Concept Development, pitching and networking workshop (Screen QLD) 

2018 - Extended Experiences Lab hosted by Christy Dena from Universe Creation 101 (in conjunction with Screen QLD, West End FF and Griffith University Film School) 

2017 to March 2020 - Masters of International Law (Griffith University, Brisbane)

2007 - 2011 - Bachelor of Laws with Honours (James Cook University, Cairns)


2020 - Short film, If Stilettos Could Talk:   Writer, producer, lead actor, vocalist for theme song IF STILETTOS COULD TALK – YouTube
2022 Colortape International Film Festival - Top 100 Short Films 
- successful applicant of $10,000 Regional Arts Development Fund grant in 2019

2019 - Short film, The Muse: Producer and actor

2018 - Short Film, Does it still make a sound?: Co-writer and actor

2016 – YAAWIN Writer’s Group – Wrote a fictional and non-fictional piece about the School of Arts for an Anthology about the history of Cairns which was published and launched at the Tanks

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