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Brand Integration and Story Driven Original Content

Live on Zoom - Wednesday, May 19th at 12:00PM PST

Please join us on May 19th for an in-depth discussion on Brand Integration and Story Driven Original Content, featuring BODEGA Studios director, Ashley Avis.

Ashley recently finished the acclaimed original feature film BLACK BEAUTY for Disney+ and will discuss how the film transcends from the screen to her passion as Founder of Wild Beauty Foundation.

The story of the preservation of North American wild horses will be explained, as will the partnership of the Blundstone Boot brand to the upcoming feature documentary, WILD BEAUTY: Mustang Spirit of the West



Ashley Avis


Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of four feature films and over 100 commercials and branded content spots to date. She recently wrote, directed, and edited the modern day adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic BLACK BEAUTY starring Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy, and Iain Glen, which debuted on Disney+ in November 2020. In 2016, Ashley had her feature film debut with DESERTED, an artistic psychological survival story she wrote as well as produced. Her second feature, the coming of age story ADOLESCENCE was released in 2019 and stars India Eisley, Tommy Flanagan, Elisabeth Rohm and Jere Burns.

Commercially Ashley is known for her long form narrative work, directing for clients such as Coca Cola, Red Bull, Footlocker, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Pfizer, The Cali Group, and many more. In 2016, she won the Mercedes-Benz Award for her auto-fashion fusion spot "BESPOKE" in Cape Town. Recently, she directed as well as edited the 14-part "GOALKEEPERS 2019" campaign for Chevrolet featuring noted Olympians such as Mia Hamm, Laurie Hernandez, and Hilary Knight encouraging young women to stay in sports. An editor of over a decade, she cuts the vast majority of her commercial work.

Ashley is available for brand content projects through BODEGA Studios NY / LA / SF and works out of their WBENC, women-led office in Los Angeles.

Moderated By

Marcus Peterzell

CEO & Founder

Passion Point Collective

Marcus is the CEO of Passion Point Collective, a leading entertainment marketing agency. A true industry leader in pop culture marketing, he has successfully built and led award winning agency teams both independently and within Omnicom. Marcus was a production Executive for over 20 TV series/specials including the first cable strip to feature Larry David and Joy Behar on Lifetime, and the Emmy award winning A&E series Biography. Marcus Guided The Cure in North America to their first number one album and single. Created dozens of award winning music campaigns for major brands and artists including Ariana Grande, Little Big Town, Bon Jovi, and Sara Bareilles. Executive Produced 10 brand funded feature films including “Farmland” directed by Oscar Winner James Moll. Moderated over 50 major industry panels on entertainment marketing including the big stage 2017 Cannes Lions panel with Oscar Nominee Laura Dern live streamed across the globe.


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