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Building People Up Through the Power of Film 

Are you and your business making an impact in the community? Do you have a passion for building people up and helping them breakthrough? Then we want to work with you! At Riseup Films, we produce films from conception to completion, for businesses who are making an impact in the community. Start your project with us today.

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With the client's vision in mind, we produce visual stories from conception to completion with the intent on building people up.


Whether you are looking to present an interview, promo or training video, we’re here to support you on your mission to build up the community through the power of film.



If you're a creative who thrives on positively impacting others, we're interested in connecting with you. Whether it's working on our projects or yours, we believe in the power of collaboration.


We believe in investing in the next generation of filmmakers and seek to empower them to create films that inspire others.


If you have any questions or special requests, get in touch today.

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Ashley, Founder

Riseup Films was founded by a woman who believes that every person has a purpose. No matter what struggles they may experience, they can rise up and experience breakthrough. She has made it her mission to empower them, building them up through the power of film.

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News coverage on our upcoming documentary, From Ashes, We Rise, featuring well-respected sportscaster for the NBA/MLB, ultracyclist, and plane crash survivor, Jerry Schemmel.

This documentary will focus on the power of the mind and encourage people to never give up on their dreams, no matter what obstacles they face. 

November 3, 2021

Race Across America Documentary Featured in

Front Porch News

“While pre-production on From Ashes, We Rise is being revised, Andy Michell and I completed a short-form documentary using the footage from our trip to California,” Fordinal said.

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June 28, 2021

Texas A&M University highlights From Ashes, We Rise in a recent press release.

June 22, 2021

From Ashes, We Rise Featured in KSST News

Update from our trip to Oceanside, California for the start of production, the challenges we encountered, how we adapted and are continuing to adapt as Jerry recovers.

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June 16, 2021

At the start of production in Oceanside, California.

June 11, 2021

KSST Good Morning Show with Enola Gay and today's guest, independent filmmaker, Ashley Fordinal.

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June 11, 2021

KSST interviewed sportscaster Jerry Schemmel about his upcoming Race Across America participation. His trek will be filmed by Ashley Fordinal and her crew. Her production company, Riseup Films, will produce a film about his journey titled 'From Ashes, We Rise'.

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