Ashley writes on film for Sight & Sound, bfi.org.uk, Little White Lies, The Guardian and Grolsch Film Works, among others.
He edits UK film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet, under which banner he curates & introduces a programme of events at London’s Clapham Picturehouse. Screenings to date include Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989), Beats Rhymes and Life (Rapaport, 2011) & White Men Can't Jump (Shelton, 1992).
Ashley is a member of the BFI African & Caribbean consultative group which programmes the monthly African Odysseys strand at BFI Southbank. He also has experience as an onstage interviewer and Q&A moderator.
Prior to embarking on a career in journalism, Ashley worked in marketing, events and administration for organisations including the BFI & Arts Council England.