ATLANTA, GA.- Actress/comedian Erica Ash will be honored at the 13th annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival Closing Night Gala After Party on Oct. 13 at Cinema Park Studios in Atlanta.
Ash, an NAACP award-winning actress, and star of BET new hit show In Contempt will be presented with the 2018 PVIFF Rising Star Award. “It’s the ultimate confirmation to come from your hometown. I want to make my hometown proud,” when asked about how she felt to receive the Rising Star Award in the city that made her.
In 2018, she executive produced her first film, Singleholic, which features Rotimi from STARZ hit popular show Power. It tells the story of a 35-year-old single woman who wishes to settle down and get married, but soon find comfort in being in her own skin. Ash also starred in the sex-trafficking film Skin in the Game alongside actress Sammi Hanratty. “Sex Trafficking is a huge problem in our backyard, and I’m very grateful to tackle that issue,” Ash said. The movie premiered at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.
Other notable films include Scary Movie 5, Sister Code, and she most recently starred as Maya in Lionsgate’s film, Uncle Drew. She has voiced characters in animated video games Shenmue II, DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMIX, and Bloody Roar 4.
Ash earned a 2018 Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of M-Chuck in Survivor’s Remorse.
She comes from a military family, with her dad being a Chaplain Captain in the Army and her mother serving in ministry. After traveling from all over the East Coast to Germany, her family decided to settle in Atlanta, while in high school. “Traveling across the country has made me who I am today,” she said.
Ash is a work in progress and is ever evolving. She enjoys her creativity and is in love with the fact that she’s alive. “I’m not ready to be done the living.”
“This dynamic international film festival showcases feature-length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also features celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more.”
The 13th PVIFF will take place from Oct. 11 – 14, 2018 in Atlanta. For more details, visit the festival website.
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