After watching Ashley Röttjers’ short film Celestial Spaces: A Liberation on Meditation Practices at an IDFA Meets event, Elliot was struck by the elegance and depth of Ashley’s work.

Eager to learn more about this Rotterdam-based photographer turned filmmaker, Elliot invited Ashley as a future framemaker to watch for our Future Frames interviews.

In this candid conversation, Ashley shares how watching a film like Charlie’s Angels as a kid prompted her to pick up the camera and capture her life and that of her friends. From art school to fashion photography, Ashley takes us on a journey marked by her various short films. Inspired to speak in perspectives and frames that are reflective of her own experiences, this intriguing filmmaker on the rise is ready to capture the individuality of black women from joy and beauty to healing and sexuality.

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