Ashley Gutierrez is a filmmaker and photographer. She uses visual storytelling to generate awareness around complex international issues and is driven by a deep pursuit to use media to explore the commonalities that connect people across cultures. 

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, her love of story has taken her around the world. She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a resume checkered with everything from creating on-air promotional pieces at VH1 to developing news packages for local media outfits to filming grassroots documentaries throughout east and central Africa. On staff for over six years with the media-based non-profit organization Invisible Children, she created documentaries and short films, started an art department in Gulu, Uganda, and acted as the lead editor and videographer.

Ashley is the Founder and Creative Director of Cliff Co., an Impact Storytelling Agency. She devotes her time to creating feature documentaries and short films for brands and causes. She specializes in connecting stories and issues to the people and motivations behind them, and is dedicated to portraying them in a thoughtful and honest way. She believes a well-told story can connect and ignite us all to serve as a catalyst for social impact and - ultimately - change.

She is available for freelance work and creative consultation. Although San Diego is her home base, she is usually globetrotting. Read: travel is welcomed and encouraged.

Get in touch with Ashley to talk about work or say hi: hello@ashleygutierrez.com

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