Ashton Pina hails from New Bedford, Massachusetts. He believes he was born to enlighten, entertain, and engage the world through innovative and inspiring creations. After graduating from Florida International University in 2010, he moved to New York City. Pina graduated Class of 2014 from The City College of New York with a MFA in Media Arts Production. He's directed and starred in the outrageous web comedy, The Out Crowd, and has started a web channel called BiUSTV. He's worked with Nelson George, Diane Martel, and Beyonce, to name a few. Pina is an inaugural BAAD! Artist and a recipient of the Riant Theatre Youth Empowerment Award. His most recent project, The Brothers Texas, recently won Best Screenplay at the 2014 CityVisions Film Festival.