Ash Coyote is an independent film director and cinematographer from Colorado. She got her start in documentary and independent features in 2007. She worked in the film industry ever since. Additionally, she worked as a professor her at local university teaching cinematography and advanced lighting. Ash later retired from the position to transition. As the industry has changed over the years, Ash embraced new technologies and platforms with her documentary series The Fandom being released digitally on YouTube last year.
More recently, the full-length documentary of the same title (‘The Fandom’) which explored the origins of our wonderful furry community was released in July 2020, receiving some much-deserved praise from both fandom members and outsiders alike.
We are extremely lucky to be able to welcome Ash back to judge again this year!
My background is in cinematography so of course, I am always interested in seeing how people can utilize the camera in unique ways to tell the story. I see a lot of potential in how that might be incorporated into performances with fursuits. Of course, story is always king and that will be my main focus, I would love to see pieces that explore identity with a fresh perspective.