Asher Jelinsky is a Los Angeles based writer/director originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Asher earned their MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory and holds BA degrees with honors in Media Studies and Public Health from Pitzer College. They enjoy telling character-driven stories that explore nuanced relationships and outsider perspectives. Asher’s latest short film MILLER & SON won a BAFTA Student Film Award, won Gold at the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions, was nominated for the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand, and won both the jury and audience awards for Best Narrative Short at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Asher is currently developing their first feature and a tv pilot.