Theatre and Film

Dyrk Ashton

Adjunct Professor
Film/Cinema Studies 

Dyrk Ashton holds a PhD in Film Studies from Bowling Green State University, as well as a BFA and a masters degree in film production from The Ohio State University.  He has extensive professional experience producing commercials, short films, industrials, low budget features and a spec pilot for television.  Dyrk has spent six years in Los Angeles, and has been a "jack-of-all-trades" in the film business, working as an editor, assistant editor, location sound recordist, videographer, cinematographer, assistant director, production manager, and SAG/AFTRA actor.  He has written spec scripts for many years and has pitched projects to a number of Hollywood production companies.  Dyrk has taught a variety of production and screenwriting courses at The University of Toledo but currently concentrates mostly in the areas of film history, theory and criticism.

Check out this interview with Dyrk, in which he shares his thoughts on the art of screenwriting--a must read. Enjoy!
Toledo Filmmakers Magazine online

Last Updated: 9/26/17