Meet Ashton Kristopher Bracciodieta, the filmmaker behind The Reacher

Indie Film Scene

Ashton Kristopher Bracciodieta became a filmmaker after he completed his studies at Full Sail University in 2008.  The Reacher is his second film as director.  The previous project he directed was a suspense/horror film called “Nova Road”. 

Ashton credits the original 1933 “King Kong” as his inspiration behind filmmaking. Although he was only 2 years old at the time, the fantasy and spectacle of the film, along with the emotional connection to the characters, made a lasting impact.  He says, “In the words of the great Ray Harryhausen, I’ve never been the same since”.

Beyond his Full Sail University education, Ashton developed as a filmmaker by working on various projects and film sets.  “From small independent productions to higher budget films, you learn a great deal by working physically on a set. It also doesn’t hurt to watch the behind-the-scenes of your all-time favorite films to…

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