Film Producer Ash Christian Dies While Vacationing in Puerto Vallarta

Emmy-Winning Producer Died of Natural Causes at 35

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Ash Christian, an Emmy Award winning producer with over 15 feature films & series to his credit, died in Puerto Vallarta on August 14, 2020, according to multiple media reports. It’s not clear the cause of his death, but some media outlets are saying he died in his sleep. ET online reports that it has been confirmed he died of natural causes.

Christian had recently posted in the Facebook group Puerto Vallarta Gays: Everything Gay you need or want to know, that he was “heading to PV Aug 1-31st (alone) for a working vacation. Would love to make some friends nearby. I’m renting a condo by Blue Chairs. Would be great to connect! Excited to enjoy the sunsets.”  He later posted a photo from the condo he was staying in at Loma Linda.

Bianca Del Rio, who starred in Hurricane Bianca, took to Instagram to mourn her friend’s death, writing, “2020 is a rough year. @ashchristian you will be missed. 💔. Thank you for always having faith in me. Rest well, my friend 💔 .”

 

According to the IMDb website, Christian was born in Paris, Texas, USA.

The website says : “Recently Ash produced the SXSW hit film “1985” written and directed by Yen Tan and starting Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis and Jamie Chung. The film garnered rave reviews, many awards and was released by Amazon and Wolfe Releasing.

In 2018, Ash produced “Social Animals” which will be released in theaters from Paramount Pictures. The film stars Noël Wells, Josh Radnor, Aya Cash, Carly Chakin, Samira Wiley and Fortune Feimster.

Next up for Ash was “Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate” starring RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio, Rachel Dratch and Wanda Sykes was released theatrically in 2018. The film is the sequel to the hit film “Hurricane Bianca” – now available on Netflix.

Ash recently produced the thriller “Burn” starring Josh Hutcherson, Suki Waterhouse, Shiloh Fernández and Harry Shum, Jr. The film will be released by eOne in fall of 2019. He also executive produced the much buzzed about “After Everything” written and directed by Hannah Marks and Joey Power and starring Maika Monroe, Jeremy Allen White and Marissa Tomei. The film premiered at SXSW.

Other past productions include “Little Sister” starring Ally Sheedy and Addison Timlin, “”Miles” starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, “Hello Again” starring Audra McDonald and Martha Plimpton, “Coin Heist” for Netflix, “Stranger in the House” for Lifetime, “Petunia”, “Mangus!”, “Addiction: A Love Story” and “Nate and Margaret” and the Tribeca hit “Fat Girls”.

Ash is in post-production on the dramedy “Paper Spiders” starring Lili Taylor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Peyton List.

In fall of 2019, “Coyote Lake” which stars Camila Mendes (“Riverdale”) and Oscar Nominee Adrianna Barraza will be released from Good Deed and Cranked Up Films.

Other films being released in 2019 including “Kindred Spirits”, directed by Lucky McKee and starring Sasha Forlova, Caitlin Stasey and Thora Birch and “Milkwater” starring Molly Bernard, Patrick Breen and Robin DeJesus.

Through his company Cranium Entertainment, he is developing several feature film projects. Titles include “Untitled Timothy McVeigh Project” directed by Mike Ott, “As Sick As They Made Us” directed by Mayim Bialik, “Platonic” directed by Cameron Fay and written by Sono Patel and “Nightfall” written and directed by Addison McQuigg.

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