I was an executive producer on this award winning documentary about a successful Portland minister who decides to leave her church and pursue a new path late in life. It began as a story of transition, and then surprised us by also becoming a love story. People of all ages and genders responded positively to this film. I conceived of the idea to make the film in the first place, after being approached by her, and then handled creative oversight.

In addition to handling outreach to donors and distributors, and submissions to film festivals, I also recruited the director, and acted as his sounding board and guide as he worked to frame the story and edit the film. I also liaised between him and the composer to create a score that would fit the film and draft off the song Sheryl Crow wrote for the film. I also brief Sheryl, providing her a sense of the themes and story arc, so her music and lyrics would sync well with our story. The score ended up using different elements of her song, which were introduced, almost as character themselves, throughout the film, culminating at the end with the full arrangement and song.

The film won Best Feature Award at the 3rd Annual 2010 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, and was the winner of the Nashville Public Television 2010 Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival. It was also Named one of the most spiritually literature film of 2011 by Spirituality & Practice.
Although Lance is no longer the hero we all once thought he was, this story is about overcoming great odds. I am greatly saddened that Lance's story turned out to be untrue. But the Tour de France is an amazing race, and hundreds of others have persevered the 28 day trek, drug free. This story is for them, and anyone who is facing or has overcome adversity. Lance In France was published by HarperCollins Childrens in 2008, prior to his first retirement and long before the scandal of his lies surfaced. (Please note that my name was previously Ashley MacEachern.)

Although Lance is no longer the hero we all once thought he was, this story is about overcoming great odds. I am greatly saddened that Lance's story turned out to be untrue. But the Tour de France is an amazing race, and hundreds of others have persevered the 28 day trek, drug free. This story is for them, and anyone who is facing or has overcome adversity. Lance In France was published by HarperCollins Childrens in 2008, prior to his first retirement and long before the scandal of his lies surfaced. (Please note that my name was previously Ashley MacEachern.)

This is my first poetry chapbook. If you would like to purchase a copy for $5, please contact me.

This is my first poetry chapbook. If you would like to purchase a copy for $5, please contact me.