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Cranium Entertainment was founded by Ash Christian in 2003.


Ash Christian is an Emmy Award winning producer with over 15 feature films & series to his credit.

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 intheaters from Paramount Pictures. The film stars Noël Wells, Josh Radnor, Aya Cash, Carly Chakin, Samira Wiley and Fortune Fiemster.

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 aswell.  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 anddirected by Hannah Marks and Joey Power and starring Maika Monroe, Jeremy Allen White and Marissa Tomei. The film premiered at SXSW.


Ash accepted a job as a production and development executive at Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment in 2018.

Other past productions include “Little Sister” starring Ally Sheedyand 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”.


Currently, Ash is in 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.


He is in preproduction on “Untitled Timothy McVeigh Project” directed by Mike Ott, “As Sick As They Made Us” directed by Mayim Bialk, “Funny Pages”, directed by Cam Archer and “The Invisible Boy” directed by Darren Stein, in addition to a full development slate through his company Cranium Entertainment. 


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