Missing Link Films signs director Ashley Francis-Roy
Francis-Roy's work is emotionally engaging, intimate, and full of joy and humanity.
Ben Link, MD says: “Heather Link and I were immediately drawn to his work and even more excited when we met him. He’s a bright, young filmmaker with incredible energy and vision. We’ve already shot his first commercial together, the first of many.”
Francis-Roy makes distinctive, warm and authentic films. His work is emotionally engaging, intimate, and full of joy and humanity. As a filmmaker, he’s driven by the people he meets and collaborates with, and it’s these amazing characters, their worlds and their stories, that spark his passion for documentary.
Originally from Leeds, Francis-Roy is committed to exploring underrepresented voices and wants to make films that offer entertaining and challenging perspectives on race, sexuality, and society. He strives to craft emotional narratives with intimacy, atmosphere and powerful creative visuals.
For his moving and humane debut The Real Eastenders, Francis-Roy has been shortlisted as Best Debut Director for the Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Awards. His second powerful and captivating film, Damilola: The Boy Next Door was broadcast on Channel 4 in 2020. Ashley also produced the RTS, and Grierson award winning series Hometown: A Killing for BBC Three.
He is currently directing a ground-breaking series about policing for Channel 4 and his first commercial for the Ministry of Housing.