Jenny Ash

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Jenny makes films with strong narratives. Her work is known for its authentic storytelling, emotional power, original camerawork and visual punch. Some of the projects are micro, while others involve huge production teams. All are driven by a desire to tell complex true stories in a compelling and nuanced way.

Her film about the American Civil War, introduced by Barack Obama, was four times nominated for an Emmy. Recent films include a WW1 drama documentary starring John Hurt and a series of films about the Rwandan genocide. She made a major new series for CNN about the political and social history of America and how it is mirrored in Hollywood.


Jenny directed the Channel 4 documentary Angry White and American in which British journalist Gary Younge, driving across the States to see why Donald Trump resonates with so many people, directly confronted alt-right leader Richard Spencer. That confrontation gained massive social media coverage. The film is shortlisted for the 2018 Grierson Best Current Affairs Documentary Award, and the Grierson Best Documentary Presenter Award for Gary Younge’s work on the film.

She has made drama, history, current affairs and arts films for BBC, C4 and Sky as well all the major US broadcasters. In between films Jenny makes TV commercials and content for global brands – recent campaigns include P&G’s Always, Google and Virgin Atlantic.

Jenny speaks fluent French, German and Spanish and has dual US citizenship.