Director: Ashley Monti
Producer: Cindy Li
Writer: Kate Weddle
Cinematographer: Rose Fadem-Johnston
Editor: Drew Mixon
Production Designer: Kate Weddle
Synopsis: As a retired rancher living on the US border of Mexico, Russell's only desire is to protect his own family. But, when he crosses paths with a young woman during his patrol, borders are crossed and lines are blurred. With just the pull of a trigger, Russell must discover what it takes to hold onto his humanity when every choice has a consequence.
Web Site: ashleymonti.com
With a passion in both video editing and directing, Ashley Monti comes from a diverse cultural background, a "citizen of the world," she has always dreamed of working in California's vibrant film industry. A recent graduate of the American Film Institute, Ashley has directed her seventh short film The Divide winning an ARRI Alexa production grant. The Divide has been screening in festivals world wide and winning many awards. Ashley is a graduate of the Film Production program at York University in Toronto, Canada. She holds a BFA with Honors degree at York University and a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.