MEET YOUR FELLOW WIFTV MEMBERS

7:30 PM, May 26, 2020

Meet Your Fellow WIFTV Members

Stay in touch with your fellow WIFTV members Ö from the comfort of your own home!

Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM.
This is a zoom webinar. Please register†here†to receive zoom link and password.

May 26th Host: Debra Sears

Debra Sears

Guest Members: Ashley Evans, ...

*Scroll down for member highlights!*

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Member Highlights:

Meet Ashley Evans!

Ashley Evans

Q&A with Ashley:

1. Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Ashley Evans and Iím an artist, actress, writer, and filmmaker originally from a teeny town in the Yukon. Iím a goofball AND yet an introvert, although my fiance doesnít agree because I LOVE people...I live for connection. Iím also a Communications Manager at Bardel Entertainement Inc. (Rick & Morty, Solar Opposites) where I manage internal & external Communications and help bridge a community of 300-500 artists. Iím on the Board of Directors of WIFTV as the Outreach Chair.†

2.†Is there anything specific you would like to share about your life or work with us at the moment?

Iím passionate about helping create gender parity and greater diversity in the film industry. TV and movies are too slow to catch up to this vast, beautiful, and diverse world we live in. Itís a complex issue. Iím still learning a lot about how I can create change; and how I can Ďthinkí from an inclusive lens in the art I create, the media I consume, and my life in general. My fiance, who was born in Korea, and I are producing a short film horror film called ďHanĒ that challenges biases that we have towards other people. Han is a Korean word with no English translation. Itís a concept of an emotion used to describe a combination of rage, grief, and regret. A feeling so powerful some believe you can die from it.

3.††Is there any quarantine activity that you would like to share in particular?

Painting with acrylics outside on my patio! Painting always puts me into a meditative state, which is why I do it. After a busy day being locked into the computer, the painting will clear my mind. Iím also doing the Artistís Way, a 12-week program that helps people unblock their creativity. I love writing morning pages every morning with coffee.


Meet Kat Montagu!
Kat Montagu

Q&A with Kat:

1. Who are you and what do you do?

I have an BFA and a MFA in Creative Writing and work in the industry primarily as a writer and story editor. Iím an award-winning screenwriting instructor at VFS and the senior story editor for Crazy 8s. I recently published an eBook called The Dreaded Curse of Screenplay Formatting and completed editing on my first novel The English Fox.

2.†Is there anything specific you would like to share about your life or work with us at the moment?

Iím currently writing my first Christmas TV movie script. Itís interesting because itís structurally different than a feature script and has such a specific demographic. Iím enjoying it, actually. Itís like my fun project to sneak away and work on.†

3.†Is there any quarantine activity that you would like to share in particular?

My husband is the cook and baker in our house (his sourdough starter is like a new family member), so Iíve started a vegetable garden and am already harvesting lettuce and kale. After I finish online teaching and my teenager finishes online school, we do the dishes then binge watch TV series about badly-behaved teenagers.


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