Ashley Monti is a film editor based in Los Angeles. Her most recent work, MOVING OUT, a short film developed and financed via Film Independent’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program, won Best Female Short Film at FilmOut San Diego, Best LGBTQIA short at San Diego Film Week, and Best LGBTQ Themed short film at City of Angels Women's Film Festival and has screened at over 20 film festivals. As a staff editor for Cutting Room Floor Entertainment, she has recently worked on a documentary feature film, BRIDGE. The film was released on Fox Television Stations and examines the collapse of the I-35W Minneapolis Bridge into the Mississippi River.
Ashley was raised across two continents. She spent her childhood in Rome, Italy. At fourteen, she moved to Toronto where she discovered the magic of filmmaking, editing and directing short films. Coming from a “rainbow family” and raised by her mother and two fathers, she believes that all people are equal and that stories have the power to bridge cultural divides and change hearts and minds.
Ashley came to the US to pursue a career in the film industry. After graduating with an MFA in film directing from the American Film Institute, she rediscovered her passion for editing. She assisted and was mentored by Oscar winning Italian-American editor Gabriella Cristiani. She went on to edit various shorts for the American Film Institute including MORS DAG that premiered at AFI Fest and AFI DWW short film BITE. She worked on VIOLA FRANCA, an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and nominated at Italy’s Academy of Italian Cinema. Ashley has collaborated with director and television writer Tazbah Chavez (HULU's Reservation Dogs) on the short film YOUR NAME ISN'T ENGLISH, developed through AT&T's Hello Lab Mentorship program. She edited KATE IN OXNARD a dramatic narrative that premiered on Short of the Week, and that explores the vulnerability of adjusting to life in a coastal town.
She is an alumni of the American Film Institute and Film Independent’s Project Involve. Between projects she enjoys hiking and cooking homemade pasta.