Current and Upcoming Projects
Since Covid, I've been directing and acting in short films with Not Really Sibling Productions such as Life or Death, Ashes to Ashes and Quarantraining and a web-series called High, How Are You?. So far, Life or Death has been selected to be in thirteen film festivals and won two; Ashes to Ashes has both been selected to six festivals and won one; Quarantraining has been selected to be in THIRTY-FOUR film festivals, was a semifinalist in, THREE, and won EIGHT festivals, and High, How Are You? has been selected into ten film festivals and won one.
We are currently working on a feature film called Drowning, which will start shooting in Spring of 2021.
My name is Ashley Landrieu and I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I knew wanted to be an actress when I was five-years old, sitting in front of my family's old television watching Quest for Camelot. Watching that movie made me want to tell stories. Stories that can take a person out of this world just for a little bit.
I was in my first play when I was in fifth grade and continued to do any play I could during grammar school all through my high school, Mount Carmel Academy. During high school, I was in nine of the ten shows I could have been in and I was even the president of the drama club my senior year.
After graduating, I went to Louisiana State University to major in Theatre with a concentration in Performance. I loved everything about my college experience; from Saturday nights in Death Valley, to acting classes, film acting classes, aerial silks (learning and teaching), voice classes, and movement classes where I got my first taste of stage combat. My classes always presented me with a challenge and I welcomed it every time.
My first film appearance was during my Junior year of college. My team and I had the honor of winning LSU's Horribly Short 48 Hour Film Festival. It was during this time that I met Jim Gleason and Lance Nichols and began working with them over Facetime. That summer break I attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for a two week film intensive where I got to meet some amazing people and work on my craft from another perspective.
Once I came back to Louisiana, I finished off my senior year by getting my Bachelor's Degree and graduating with honors from LSU. That summer I traveled to Switzerland for seven weeks and worked at a summer camp in the mountains. I used this time as a character study since I was meeting people from all over the world and learning about so many different cultures. It was also a great way to see some of the world that I learned so much about during school.
When I returned to New Orleans, I immediately got started with in person classes with Jim Gleason and Lance Nichols. Since I've been studying with them for about four years now, I consider both of these incredible men to be my mentors and friends.
In May of 2018, I went to Florida to complete John Zimmerman's Stunt Camp. During this week, I did fight scenes, hand pulls, a 40ft suicide fall, a 40ft rappel, partial body burns, and a full body burn. It was during this week, that the stunt bug bit me. I would love to do some of my own stunts when I get cast in a film or TV show.
This is not just a hobby for me, it is my life. Since I knew at a very young age I was called to be in films and tell stories and I will do anything I can to make that happen. I am very persistent, strong, and driven, but I'm also a hopeless romantic and trustworthy. My dream jobs are to be in a Marvel film, a Nicholas Sparks movie, and a sit com like Friends.