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Team Bubbly Signs Director Ashley Sears


Her recent commercial partners include Tabasco, Pompeian Olive Oil, Hennessy VSOP, Budweiser, and Jameson Irish Whiskey

Team Bubbly Signs Director Ashley Sears

NYC-based video production agency Team Bubbly has signed director Ashley Sears. Utilising her keenly trained eye and eclectic range of experience to bring her projects to life, she combines her expertise in fine art and photojournalism to tell fresh and vibrant stories that engage all the senses. 

She got her start shooting fashion and beauty through clients including Cover Girl, Herbal Essences, Escada, Proctor and Gamble Prestige, and more, though it was her years of experience working in the restaurant industry that led her to shift focus towards the culinary arts. From local purveyors and Michelin-starred restaurants to international ad campaigns, Ashley has documented every facet of the industry. Her recent commercial partners include Tabasco, Pompeian Olive Oil, Hennessy VSOP, Budweiser, and Jameson Irish Whiskey, among others. In Fall 2017, she produced and developed her first cookbook for the popular East Coast bite-sized dessert brand, Baked By Melissa. In 2018 she made her directorial debut, partnering with Team Bubbly on a series of 12 short format ads for Tabasco. 

Click HERE to view her reel.

Notes Team Bubbly partners/executives producer Andres Rojas and Frank Siringo: “We are thrilled to add Ashley to our roster of directors. Ashley’s attention to detail and passion for the craft is only matched by her love of food and what it can evoke. Her work goes beyond thrilling visuals to harness ideas that are rich in creativity and inventiveness".

Adds Ashely: "I am fortunate to have found such a supportive partnership in Team Bubbly. Frank and Andres are as passionate about creating unique, visually stimulating, quality work as I am. They move mountains so that I can stay focused on the creative - which allows me to spend more time making magic. I'm excited to funnel my filmmaking and photography experience into more new partnerships with the team!"

Inspired in part by her photographer grandfather while coming of age, Ahsley had always gravitated to creative pursuits across most artistic mediums. She pursued film photography in high school and leveraged her experience to first photojournalism, then Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Montana. She moved to NYC to develop her budding career, taking jobs at restaurants to support her income. One serendipitous photoshoot with a chef on the job--himself preparing a pig from a nearby family farm--earned Ashley national acclaim from magazines like Edible and Food&Wine, and cemented her role as a culinary photographer for years to come. Her photography work later blossomed into directing opportunities for brands such as Tabasco and Genova Tuna, where she met and collaborated with Team Bubbly EPs Frank Siringo and Andres Rojas. 

When not planted behind a camera lens or planning her next spot, she re-engages her Colorado-born roots and enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring locales both in and outside of NYC as much as possible. 

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Press Kitchen, Wed, 23 Feb 2022 19:43:30 GMT