Aisha Ford is a sharp visionary with a gift for gracefully humanizing complex issues. With a directing style characterized by empathy and inclusivity, Aisha has a talent for amplifying voices and shining a spotlight on their experiences.
Fresh out of film school, Aisha directed an award-winning campaign for Dove and Ogilvy. “As Early As Five” follows new research from Dove showing the alarmingly early age at which Black girls experience hair discrimination. Aisha worked closely with Dove and Ogilvy in shaping the story while lifting her own personal experiences for the film which depicts three scenarios of race-based hair discrimination experienced by a girl from elementary school into adulthood. Her beautiful direction and delicate depiction of girlhood were praised and rewarded with a busy award season.
During her time at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Aisha distinguished herself as a rising talent, earning prestigious accolades including the Tisch School of the Arts Dean's Fellowship, the Spike Lee Film Production Grant, and the esteemed NYU Wasserman Award for her captivating second-year short film "Royal." Additionally, she was honored with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts HBO Scholarship. In recognition of her promising talent, Aisha was selected as one of the distinguished MFAs to represent NYU at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019.