First Year Advisor & Lecturer, Film and Screen Media Production
With over two hundred credits as a writer, director and producer, Ashley Burgess is a specialist cross-cultural filmmaker, who has directed feature films, broadcast documentaries and radio dramas in seven languages and eight countries.
As a Showrunner and Head of Production with the BBC in Burma and Thailand, his acclaimed programs regularly sustained prime-time audiences of over ten million. Ashley began his career as a Stuntman and has since worked as a broadcast journalist, cinematographer, editor and sound designer, before finding his niche as a writer and director.
Ashley holds a first-class honours degree in Film and Theatre (Griffith University), with postgraduate qualifications in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Adelaide), and Philosophy (Monash). At Griffith Film School, he is responsible for special projects where he enjoys a strong focus on International Engagement and Co-productions.