Dena Ashbaugh


Dena Ashbaugh never imagined she'd become a filmmaker, but as life happened so did this documentary. After 5 years of modeling in Asia, Dena returned to Vancouver, Canada, where she went to Simon Fraser University to study an eclectic mix of topics that eventually amounted to a joint major in Arts & Cultural Studies and Anthropology. While in school she also began acting in film and television. She has made many notable television appearances on shows such as DaVinci's Inquest, Psyche, Reaper, Andromeda, and Douglas Coupland's jPod. She has also done over 30 commercials including A&W, Winners, Tim Horton's, Dell, Ford, and Labatts. She's recently begun writing as well and has a travel show in development with Omni and a television series in the works. Her work within media, an education that caused her question the very world she lived in, and a long and arduous struggle with anorexia and bulimia put Dena in the director's chair. This is her first film and it's a good fit. After all, the stories that drive No Numbers: Identity Beyond Measure are the stories she knows most intimately.

Films by Dena Ashbaugh