Ash Christian, director, actor, and producer of numerous queer-themed film and TV projects, died in his sleep while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. His credits include Hurricane Bianca, Social Animals, and Coyote Lake.
In his personal remembrance in the Dallas Voice, Arnold Wayne Jones writes that Christian grew up in Texas and shot his film Fat Girls on location in his home state. That film led to a number of other opportunities.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
Christian was born in 1985 in Paris, Texas and began making films at a young age. As an actor, he appeared in the TV series Cleaners, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Law & Order, Person of Interest and more. His additional producing credits include Hello Again, Burn and Kindred Spirits.
“Ash was a great friend, colleague and partner in crime,” said friend and producing partner Anne Clements. “He was a champion of indie film and filmmakers and his love of the process of putting movies together was infectious. My heart goes out to his family, especially his mother. The world lost one of the good ones.”
Producing partner Jordan Yale Levine, who recently worked with Christian on After Everything with Marissa Tomei, Gina Gershon and Jeremy Allen White, said working with him was “always fun. That’s the effect he had on people. I will miss my good friend dearly, as I know so many others will as well. The world has lost a talented writer/director/producer, but most importantly, a great person who had so much more life to live.”
Bianca Del Rio posted a tribute on her Instagram:
As more details and tributes come in, this post will be updated.
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