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SIMPLE... I see shit, I like it I post it. I make short films, music videos, web content and guess what... I post that too.

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Rick Ross Feat Jay-Z - The Devil is A Lie (Explicit) NEW

From the Independent mind of film maker Ashley Smith and Ash Innovator films, comes what is one of the most controversial and blasphemous music videos i have seen to date.  Playing directly off of the music industry’s speculations of Illuminati and Satanism in Hip Hop and entertainment at large. These images depict the conjuring visions of back room conversation and mind dwellings that we all in some way have entertained over the last 5-7 years in entertainment. It is offensive? Is it Blasphemy? Is it any more guilty than the thoughts we breath life into with our views and conversation? Or, is it just offensive because now it’s a visual reality that you can now lay eyes on?.  Ashley Smith has reached into the minds and conversations of the masses and utilized this bold and very vocally forward song as a vehicle to put imagery to the uttering and the moral and emotional disposition of the world we live in. A mirror has been turned and a light has been shed. As you sit and consume this visual the very moment you try and become holier the thou and step up on your pulpit, recall the very fact that the Devil is a Liar…

~MH

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Monster Vibes “a night of Inspiration” hosted by Tyson Beckford from Ashley Smith Films on Vimeo.

On Dec 6th 2013 in Miami FL, Monster hosted an event at the Toe Jam compound called Vibes “a night of Inspiration”. hosted by Tyson Beckford with art installations by Robert Peterson, Gil Green, Jonathan Mannion, among other live installation artists, the even was a culmination of the sounds, sights and tastes of the miami artistic scene in celebration of the ART BASEL event weekend.

Stose - Misfits [Official Video] from Ashley Smith Films on Vimeo.

This had to be the most fun shoot I ever had. I have had some really awesome shoots in my day. But this video was so turnt. I’m glad Stose hired me for this one. Everything about making this video was AWESOME.

I hope you enjoy.

Shot on Sony PMW-F5

Production Co.: Smith Hage Productions
Executive Producer: CiEsta
Director: Ash Innovator
Cinematographer: Michael Rosetti

Art Direction: Clark
AC: Doug Durant
2nd AC: Cameron Berton
Gaffer: Ben Rutowski
Grip: Nate Milette
Swing: Praveen Elankumaran

Editor: Andrew Rowley
Color: Jamie Obradovich [Company 3]

Prep Cast
Samantha Midler
Julie Robles
Alexander Mannara
Justin Michael Wagner
Kate Cherichello
Adam August
Alexis Rose
Luke Doyle
Bill Bria
Tyler Peyton
Kelsey Sheppard
Prep Dad – Randall Mcneal

Cops
Fred Siedler
James Dinonno
Joseph Bessette
Stephen Stapinksi

Punk Cast
Jennifer Williams
Akshay Reddy
Elder/Hasidic Punk - Gerald Levine
Odeliya Harel
Kayla Bogan
Mery Cheung
Mandy Weiss
Tabetha Ray
Eileen Dee
Kimberly Dorsey
Elder Punk – Ms. Parvati
Skyler Marshall
Taylor Logue
Toni Maria Purichia
Zack Grasso
Soheil Hamedyazdan
Jon Obakayashi
Soudabeh Abbasi
Alexandra Hoffman Beechko

Hip Hop Crowd
Steven Hylton
Natalie Friedman - Twerker
Ally Brunetti - Twerker
Tara Desimone
Owen McPherson
Ronelle Goodman
Barak Raz
Melissa Campbell
Karma Jenkins
Stephanie Marie – Twerker

Livewire - Out Of Style Feat. Jim Jones from Ashley Smith Films on Vimeo.

I’m just getting this up and running on my vimeo account. We shot this back in March. The day before Amatus’s Messin video, which was the day my son Tyler came along.

This was a fun shoot, thanks to Livewire I got to meet Jim Jones and Fred the Godson. Both were really cool guys I enjoyed working with. I’m glad for the opportunities Live gives me and I hope for many many more.

This video is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Johnson who we lost a few days after the shoot.

Shot on Arri Alexa on sxs cards.

Smith Hage Productions
Executive Producer - CiEsta
Director - Ash Innovator

Leading Ladies
Elizabeth Johnson
Athenas Duche

Cinematographer - Jon Fordham
AC - Lola

Gaffer - Brian Yankou
Grip - Matthew Manning
Grip - Jason Krawcyzk
Swing - Jack McDonald

RIP Elizabeth Johnson

This is actually one of my favorite videos to date.  The artist makes some pretty amazing music and I hope she works with me in the near future as well.  Shooting this was rough.  My wife went into labor while we were on our way to set.  Obviously I couldn’t abandon the production, but I had to move quickly. 

For the obvious reasons the shoot holds a special place in my heart.  Thank you EVERYONE that spend their time working on this.  I’m truly grateful, and happy to share this special project with you. 

Smith Hage Productions
Executive Producer - CiEsta
Director - Ash Innovator

Visual Effects
Lizard Lounge
Michael Huber

Post-Production
Company 3
Producer - Katie Andrews
Colorist - Jaime Obradovich

Crew
SteadiCam Op - Patrick Morgan
AC - Brenna Perez

Cast
Native Runner - Manfred Lion
Evil Runner - Jeff Jackter
Hipster - Collette Connell
Construction Worker - Jonathan Charles
Mime - Thomas Leverton
Prom Queen - Lerubi Lopez
Patient - Noreen Shea
Drag - Jonathan Hendrickson
Track Starter - Stephen Stapinski
Spectator - Nzingtha Smith

Amatus - Messin’ Director’s Cut [Music Video] from Ashley Smith Films on Vimeo.

This is actually one of my favorite videos to date. The artist makes some pretty amazing music and I hope she works with me in the near future as well. Shooting this was rough. My wife went into labor while we were on our way to set. Obviously I couldn’t abandon the production, but I had to move quickly.

For the obvious reasons the shoot holds a special place in my heart. Thank you EVERYONE that spend their time working on this. I’m truly grateful, and happy to share this special project with you.

Smith Hage Productions
Executive Producer - CiEsta
Director - Ash Innovator

Visual Effects
Lizard Lounge
Michael Huber

Post
“Company 3”
Producer - Katie Andrews
Colorist - Jaime Obradovich

Crew
SteadiCam Op - Patrick Morgan
AC - Brenna Perez

Cast
Native Runner - Manfred Lion
Evil Runner - Jeff Jackter
Hipster - Collette Connell
Construction Worker - Jonathan Charles
Mime - Thomas Leverton
Prom Queen - Lerubi Lopez
Patient - Noreen Shea
Drag - Jonathan Hendrickson
Track Starter - Stephen Stapinski
Spectator - Nzingtha Smith

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