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 this year.
Recently Ash ran a successful Kickstarter to launch her latest project, a feature film focused on the origins of the furry fandom and exploring the community in depth.
One of the things that excites me the most about this festival is that it’s exploring two genres that I love; Science Fiction and anthropomorphics. 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.