When C&E screens at the Valley Film Fest today it will be my second time screening at the festival. We're part of a program of VFF alumns and I was thrilled when I found out that included Ashley Cozine and her film DESSERT AND SUICIDE.
Ashley is an actress, filmmaker, and all around creative type currently based out of the Seattle area. Her work has been featured at festivals from L.A. to Traverse City and most recently her short BY THE NUMBERS and a feature in which she starred, A PERFECT LIFE werre given international distribution.
Ashley and I met in NYC (she's a graduate of The Tisch Undergrad Acting Program) through our mutual connection to an organization we were both involved in called the Tisch Talent Guild. While we've never technically worked together she's a creator whose input and opinon I really respect and value.
In fact, C&E owes a lot to her. We did our first reading of the short film script at a reading group that Ashley and her housemates put on in Burbank, and it was Ashley who tipped me off to the NYU Web Series Showcase that would end up serving as our launchpad. So it seemed only fitting to highlight her here as we get psyched up for our screening this evening.
Read our interview after the jump