Producer, director, and actor Ash Christian has died aged 35

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Emmy Award winning producer, director, and actor Ash Christian has died in his sleep at 35. He gained notoriety in the film world upon the release of his feature Fat Girls, which earned him the award for Outstanding Emerging Talent at Outfest in 2006. He was just 19 when he wrote the screenplay and starred in it. Christian has produced a number of award-winning films under his production company Cranium Entertainment, which he established in 2003. Christian also put his acting chops on display in a plethora of television shows, from CBS’ The Good Wife to NBC’s long running crime series Law and Order.

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Such films include well known titles, such as Hurricane Bianca, 1985, Hello Again, Social Animals, and Coyote Lake. He was set to produce the upcoming action comedy film Chick Fight, starring Malin Åkerman, Alec Baldwin and Bella Thorne. Christian By the age of 14, he was already creating his own short films, which inspired him to make the move to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to take a stab at acting. ‘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,’ Ash’s producing partner Anne Clements described him.