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Ashlea Downes ACO Assoc.
Camera and Steadicam Operator

Location: London

We are thrilled to have Ashlea here with us, eagerly anticipating the continued evolution of her illustrious career marked by remarkable contributions to the cinematic landscape. Witnessing her exceptional proficiency in Steadicam, especially as a female trailblazer, serves as a profound inspiration for all. Ashlea’s distinctive blend of poise and skill renders her an enduring figure, particularly empowering for women working behind the camera.

In the latest ventures, Ashlea Downes assumed the pivotal role of B Camera Operator for ‘Bridgerton 3’ and took charge as the C Camera Operator for ‘House Of Dragons 2’. Her masterful camera work played an indispensable role in capturing the visually captivating worlds crafted by these distinct productions.

Rather than our own acclaim, we prefer to let the Directors of Photography express their thoughts on Ashlea’s exceptional contributions to both projects:

“Ashlea Downes did a fantastic operating job on “House of the Dragon” S2. She has a great eye, a can-do attitude, a commitment to excellence and an incredible work ethic. On our second day of working together, Ashlea operated a complicated Steadicam one-r with great skill and aplomb. I can’t wait to work with Ashlea again- she is a wonderful collaborator.”

Catherine Goldschimdt, Director of Photography, House of the Dragon (Season 2)

Working with Ashlea was incredibly fulfilling. She has an amazing eye for framing and works tremendously well with her crew. She knows how to communicate to her grips to execute the shot that she needs and she is always finding ways to make the frame more interesting. She strived to make every single shot something good, even the simplest inserts. There were a couple of occasions as well that we needed her to bump up to A camera/ steadicam.

This was mostly crane work with wheels and she was very precise and executed these shots seamlessly as well. We also threw some tricky steadicam work at her too and she delivered those shots with stability and ease. I am truly hoping that I will have the opportunity to hire Ashlea again on any show I may do in the UK. Having her presence on set made my day lighter and fun while knowing that I was going to get what I needed for the show.’

Alicia Robbins

Cinematographer, Bridgerton (Season 3)


Please see Ashlea’s CV for her latest credits and references.

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