Emmy award-winning producer, actor, filmmaker and founder of Cranium Entertainment, died at the age of 35 in his sleep in Puerto Vallarta. He acted on many including “The Good Fight,” “The Good Wife” and “Law and Order.” Later, he launched his company, Cranium Entertainment and developed and produced films “1985,” “Hurricane Bianca,” “Burn,” “Social Animals” and “Coyote Lake.”
Chritian also received an Emmy for ‘ml promise’ which he shared with his producing partner Anne Clements and executive producers Lauralee Bell and Scott Martin.
Christian began writing and directing short films at the age of 14, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams in 2003. At the age of 19, he wrote, directed and starred in his first feature film, “Fat Girls,” in 2006 which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won an award for outstanding emerging talent at L.A. Outfest.
Clements was working with Chritian for the releases of the works, “Chick Fight” with Malin Akerman, Fortune Feimster and Alec Baldwin coming out in the fall, and “Paper Spiders,” featuring Lili Taylor, Max Casella and Peyton List. He said, “Ash was a great friend, colleague and partner in crime. He was a champion of indie film and filmmakers and his love of the process of putting movies together was infectious. My heart goes out to his family, especially his mother. The world lost one of the good ones,”
Jordan Yale Levine of Yale Productions, was Christian’s producing partner said, “With Ash, work was always fun. That’s the effect he had on people. I will miss my good friend dearly, as I know so many others will as well. The world has lost a talented writer/director/producer, but most importantly, a great person who had so much more life to live”