As a child, filmmaker Ashley Patrick began her love affair with art through drawing, painting, photography, and acting. This passion led her to Western Illinois University where she pursued a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design. Her creative style was quickly noted for being innovative and "out the box". Soon, Ashley's creativity began to manifest through different forms of media as she felt the desire to break free from corporate conformity and create art that told a story. Support The Hustle: The Documentary was her first major video production created in collaboration with Toyota’s HEYA project. Her love of comedy and natural acting ability became the driving force behind her next venture. After recruiting a cast of five talented young actors, the production for Throw’d TV began in the spring of 2008. As of late, the internet show has risen from the underground and has become a topic of discussion with the success of the “Facebook Breakup” skit. With aspirations to reach the masses, Throw’d TV will continue to create outrageous comedy in hopes of securing a position on a television near you. Ashley continues her duties as a director and extends her portfolio with music videos for local musicians and her second documentary, “The H.O.O.D: Heroes On Our Doorstep” with notable Chicago activist, Brenda Matthews. Hard work and a dedication to limitless art, sets her apart. “If I build it, they will come and if they come, they will follow” is Ms. Patrick’s personal motto.