about a+b

We had an idea. That together we can do more. That we can create tremendous visuals, but we can, and should also, give back. That life is short and precious, and every moment counts. In relationships, in choosing your path, in telling a story. We are extremely excited to have you visit above + beyond films, and to share the brilliant talent in the wide array of directors we stand behind. We are minority/women-owned and proudly support minority diversity in our talent, including female director options, and multi-ethnic director options. We also offer you the opportunity to choose from a variety of charitable causes who need our help.  We have pledged to give back 5% of our company mark-up per job to one of the charities listed on our site, of your choice.  (Although if you're really passionate about another one...tell us your story).   Thank you for visiting!  We very much look forward to getting to know who you are. 

  Beth Aranda-Hodzic

Beth Aranda-Hodzic

 Ashley Hydrick

Ashley Hydrick

Beth is known as a devil in the details, whip-smart producer of branded content, advertising, and short films. Over the years, she has cultivated relationships with directors and clients who trust her to produce projects of any scale. The work has taken her around the world, and instilled a deep passion for bringing stories to life. She has been at the producing helm of hundreds of projects and knows how to make the most of any budget so the ideas stand out. In her previous life, Beth launched both a successful production service company, and was co-founder of @LArge Productions. Beth relaxes by doing things that others find stressful, and is known for hosting dance parties for her musically inclined family.

beth@above-beyond.film                             323.816.8776

Ashley has earned a reputation for infusing collaborations with a spirit of fun and a deep sense of trust. She loves the people and problem solving involved in bringing ideas to audiences. Previously as Partner/EP of @Large Productions, Executive Producer of Arsenal FX and Producer at Jigsaw, Chrome, and Beast editorials, Ashley developed a deep understanding of all things productions and post and has a vast network of creative collaborators at her fingertips. In addition to these key roles, she was a member of the board of the AICE. All of these experiences inform her partner role in Above+Beyond Films where she heads all things sales and post, and is co-Managing Director . Make no mistake, behind her infectious optimism is the grit and determination to make it all happen, shiny with perfection. Ashley’s hidden talents include sound editing, audio engineering, and drumming. So if she’s marching to the beat of a different drummer, it is truly percussion of her own making -- precise and bold.

ashley@above-beyond.film                       310.902.9200