Emmy Award-Winning Producer Ash Christian Dies at 35 – What Happened?

Junie Sihlangu
Aug 17, 2020
11:00 P.M.
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Ash Christian, a producer, recently passed away at the age of 35. His representatives revealed that he died while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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Besides being a producer, the late Ash Christian also worked as an actor and director. His representatives said he passed away in his sleep while on vacation on August 13, 2020.

Christian’s producing partner, Anne Clements, released a statement after his death calling him a "great friend, colleague and partner in crime.” She noted his great skills in working on indie films and how infectious he was when putting a film together.

Ash Christian at the premiere of "Social Animals" on May 30, 2018, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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SOME OF THE FILMS HE PRODUCED

Clements shared her condolences to his family, and stated that the world had suffered a loss of “one of the good ones.” He was known for his work on “Coyote Lake” and “Social Animals.”

Christian was the owner of his own New York-based production company called “Cranium Entertainment.” He’s produced films like “Little Sister,” “Hurricane Bianca,” “1985,” and “Coin Heist.”

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ASH’S ACCOLADES

The producer won several awards including 2006’s Outfest Outstanding Emerging Talent award for his first feature film, “Fat Girls.” He actually starred and directed the movie when he was only 19.

In 2014, Christian was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special-class Short-form Daytime Program for "mI Promise." He shared it with his producing partner, Clements.

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SOME OF HIS LAST WORK

Executive producers Scott Martin and Lauralee Bell also shared in the accolade. Clements and Christian were working on several new releases when he died.

These included the movie “Chick Fight” which features Alec Baldwin and “Paper Spiders.” His recent work was on “After Everything” with Yale Levine.

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WHEN HE STARTED WORKING

The late producer was born in Paris, Texas on January 16, 1985, and started his career by working in community theater. He started at the age of 14 to write and direct short films.

SOME OF HIS ACTING CREDITS

Two years later, he went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. For his acting credit, he’s featured on “The Good Wife,” “Cleaners,” “Law & Order,” and many more.

Christian lived in New York but he was based in Dallas and he'd also worked in Broadway.

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