Hey, I'm Ava!

Atlanta, Georgia

Ava Davis is a Sundance Fellow and also known as the Duchess of Grant Park. She is a trans actress,  producer, and writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also an advocate for increasing trans and queer representation, especially that of black and other minorities. She founded her production company, Studio Vosges, in 2019 with the expressed purpose of telling the stories of queer and trans (GSM) black, brown, and beige people. She hosts the talk show, The Ava Davis Show, on you42.com.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature, with a focus in art history, film, and creative writing, from the University of Georgia, and has made Atlanta her home, along with her partner, two standard poodles,  one Bengal cat, and one Russian ragdoll cat. 

She has acted in, written, and produced several short films, including Feast, The Decision, and the short film The Duchess of Grant Park, about a trans woman who claims the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta as her duchy. 

 

Ava Davis’ stage credits include Alice in Wonderland, The Laramie Project, It’s A Generational Thing, Stuck, and Locked. In addition, she has performed with the One Minute Play Fest, including a special performance in collaboration with the Queens Theater in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pride. She also performs sketch comedy and collaborates with Critical Crop Top. 

She is currently working to produce and secure financing for her first feature film, The Waltz. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Super Smash

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Two young men meeting to hookup search for connection when they realize they’ve catfished each other.

110%

This project got the green light!

Late to the Party

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Comedy, Drama

During his 25th birthday party, a trans man runs into his former best friend who ghosted him after he confessed his feelings for her, but sh

87%

This project got the green light!

Vulveeta - Access and Distribution

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

All Grrrilda Beausoleil wants for her 50th birthday is a reunion with her 1990s riot grrrl band—the one she abandoned 20 years ago.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Rushing of the Sea

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

After her mother’s death, a young woman sinks into a grief where all speech sounds like the waves on the beach from their last perfect day.

126%

This project got the green light!

[Their] Story

Los Angeles, California Series
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

A diverse LGBTQ+ web series that follows Quinn, a non-binary lesbian from Texas; Luke, a gay Christian man; and Angela, a bisexual woman

107%

This project got the green light!

The Night Courier

Asheville, North Carolina Film Short
Horror, Thriller

A single night offers a suffocating glimpse into the life of a woman whose occupation is feeding people to monsters.

85%

This project got the green light!

Waiting For The Punchline

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

"Waiting for the Punchline" is a comedy about a Midwestern girl who follows her comedian boyfriend to LA, to discover she is now on her own.

100%

This project got the green light!

WAKING UP

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A young gay man visits his comatose uncle in the hospital, and talks about all the ups and downs of the LGBT experience.

85%

This project got the green light!

Wild HR

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A transgender employee visits human resources and is mistaken for cisgender by a bigoted coworker; hilarity ensues.

110%

This project got the green light!

Hotline: Digital Series

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Attorney Hazel Clarke becomes involved at a suicide hotline and begins to look like a murderer after the suspicious death of her sister.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Hunt

Bozeman, Montana Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A middle aged, suicidal hunter battles the mistakes of his past while being hunted by a mysterious foe.

83%

This project got the green light!

Chronicles of a BLEEP Year Old Woman

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

She looked delusion in the face and thought, "Yeah, we're gonna get along just fine!"

105%

This project got the green light!

The Duchess of Grant Park

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A woman dons a crown and claims Grant Park as her duchy, while a reporter searches to uncover who is the Duchess.

80%

This project got the green light!

When Women Rule The World: GEN XX

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Sci-Fi

In 2070, a politician learns she’d poll better with a family and begrudgingly visits a Grooming School for Husbands for a quick fix.

100%

This project got the green light!

You Promise?

Malmö, Sweden Film Short
Drama, Family

A short film about family love, divorce, and fear of change - from a five-year-old's perspective.

138%

This project got the green light!

Cafard

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Drama, Horror

A man who is unfaithful to his relationship gets the shock of his life when his lies are manifested in a horrible way.

105%

This project got the green light!

Incurable

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Incurable: a journey of love, rejection, and an overactive imagination.

113%

This project got the green light!

Encounters: A Sci-Fi Anthology Series

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Ordinary people, who after chance encounters with otherworldly entities, see their deepest desires come to fruition but at at terrible cost.

101%

This project got the green light!

Mend

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Family

A middle-aged widower struggles to find purpose after his only child announces she's moving away and he must go forward on his own.

128%

This project got the green light!

The Letter

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Comedy

The president of an elite collegiate social club is expelled for its antics. At their Christmas party, she spirals into a mental breakdown.

91%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

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