Photo: Louis Hay

Rachel Ashton is a film maker who previously studied an undergraduate degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, 2018. As a director she takes an approach of passivity allowing all cinematic elements to live equally on the same plain. This means that often place, interpersonal relationships and music behave parallelly as protagonists in her work. Rachel Ashton engages with the complex relationships of the rural environment and the people who live amongst it. Her films witness how communities can come together when faced with difficult circumstances.