Unapologetic Film

An Ashley O'Shay Film

Meet the Director-PRODUCER...

Ashley O'Shay is a freelance DP and documentarian based in Chicago, IL, whose work focuses on illuminating marginalized voices. She has produced work for national brands, including Lifetime, Ford Motor Company, Boost Mobile, KQED, and STATE Bags. Most recently, she filmed the Chicago episode of KQED’s “If Cities Could Dance,” garnering over 600K views on social and web. Her work also appeared in the critically-acclaimed Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. Although she has crafted many short films, Unapologetic serves as her first venture into the feature world, and she could not be more excited to help portray this powerful narrative.


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MEET THE CO-PRODUCER...

Morgan Johnson is an independent filmmaker who recently produced and co-directed the PBS/WORLD CHANNEL documentary There Are Jews Here. The film premiered at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in 2015 and then toured for two years before its national PBS/World Channel broadcast. So, she brings festival and distribution experience to the table, in addition to creative input to bring to the film as we lock down our pick-up shoots. She associate produced a Virtual Reality documentary about abortion clinic harassment called Across The Line which premiered at Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontiers exhibit.

As the co-creator of the digital publication, The TRiiBE (thetriibe.com), Morgan has earned a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Media Class of 2019 and Adweek’s Rising Brand Stars of Chicago which has broadened her access to potential executive producers.


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meet the Editor... 

Rubin Daniels is a freelance editor based in Chicago. Most recently, Rubin worked with Kartemquin Films as an associate editor on America to Me, a Starz series directed by Steve James. He also served as assistant editor for “Standing On Common Ground,” a film reflecting on communities 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. The short won a 2016 Midwest Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Programs. The series premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and soon after was acquired by the Starz network.


Supporting Team

TOM CALLAHAN | Assistant Editor

Natalie Frazier | Associate Producer

Olivia peace | Associate Producer, Art Director

Sidney Jones | Sound


executive producers

Niema Jordan

Don Thompson & Diana Takata

Melissa Wilson