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Jessica Ashman is a BAFTA in Scotland award winning animator, artist and arts educator. In 2014 she graduated from the Royal College of Art with a MA in Animation and her work has been supported by Animate Projects, Jerwood Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council England, UK Film Council and Channel 4's Random Acts. 

Jessica’s work focusses on creating experimental narratives that explore gender, identity and race, using traditonal animation techniques, installation and performance.

Jessica’s films have been exhibited in over 60 film festivals internationally, including The Edinburgh International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and Encounters Short Film Festival. Jessica has also been selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and B3 Media’s Talent Lab.

As well as creating moving image work, Jessica also engages in arts education, teaching her practice at Goldsmiths, The University for the Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire and Arts University Bournemouth, as well as running arts workshops for the ICA, Tate Modern and the Wellcome Trust.

Commercially as a director, Jessica has created content for clients such as the Sky One, BBC, Channel 4, Asda and Heart FM.

She also sings and plays guitar in her band, Secret Power.

To talk to her about future projects, please contact her at:

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