We're NOT Friends, Semi-Finalist in LA's Cinefest!


It is such an honor to be named a Semi-Finalist in LA's Cinefest Competition for our new original comedy series, We're NOT Friends! It has been a labor of love between myself and my co-creator, Don DiPetta, as well as the rest of our team, from our cast to our crew.

So what's the show all about? Well... first, I want you to answer this question.

True or False?  Opposites Attract.

In almost every romantic comedy, this tends to be the case... but in real life, at what point do opposites attract or are just too opposite that they will forever be oil and water?


We explore this concept, as well as what it really means to be a friend in this day and age, in our comedic, single-cam series, We're NOT Friends. If you like heartfelt comedies like NEW GIRL or The Mindy Project, I think this series might resonate with you.


What would happen if Mark Wahlberg & Jenny Slate Became Roommates? 


The series that everyone's talking about:


We're NOT Friends: Ep 1, Ep 2, Ep3, and today's all new Ep. 4 


If you have a few minutes, I dare to give this series a try, share your thoughts with us on YouTube and if you think this will brighten someone's day, feel free to pass it along. 


For all of you in LA, we will also be having a screening of the second half of the season mid-October, and will be sending an invite your way. 


Latest Reviews From Industry & TV Critics (more below)


"Incredible, someone needs to cut them a check to get this show on a network!" - Ashley Eggleston, APA, Agency for the Performing Arts


"I must admit that Ashley Bornancin has the skills to turn any critic into a promoter. We’re NOT Friends is a breath of fresh air. It’s very well produced and the plots are simple, but witty. In all honesty, We’re NOT Friends is testimony that both Bornancin and DiPetta are taking their work seriously and going somewhere in life. A lot of comedy nowadays is based on stereotypes, a typical us versus them attitude, whether its gender, nationality, race, and etc. Bornancin and DiPetta, in looking beyond such issues, respond to the human need. There is a difference. This can get global. - Warlock Asylum International, 700,000 subscribers


"So relatable, in a hyper-specific way... definitely check it out." - Ty Matthews, AfterBuzz

We're NOT Friends Ep. 4: Roomiez 4 Eva

Ashley and Don are now just trying to “co-exist.” However, when they both have friends over at the house, a night of fun and drinking quickly leads to the roommates pushing each other to a point where there might be no going back.


Ashley Bornancin - Broad City, Series Regular on Seth Green's CAMP WWE & New Franchise

Don DiPetta - MacGyver, Mike & Molly, Billy Gardel & Chase Crawford's Undrafted, etc.

Jeff Larson - Glee, Dear White People, Netflix's Love

Shakira Paye - Lethal Weapon, The Gambler

Sandra Hinojosa - Shameless, Survivor's Remorse, etc.

Music- Gary Lee - The Voice

Cinematography & Editing: Christopher Shefffield

Featured songs: Amber Ojeda (Fox, CBS, etc.) Krystal Peterson, "SuperGirl," L. Frost, "Put Yo Hands Up," Josh Bales, "Just Enough," "Therapy, Blue Apollo Music

So what's the verdict? What do you think, do opposites really attract?! Let me know by leaving me a comment below :)




The word thankful does not even begin to describe how I feel. Hard work, consistency, years of training, investing in not only my craft but the business, faith, constantly being told NO...all of which just keeps propelling me forward, and I thank all who have been with me on this crazy journey. Jennifer Lawrence once said, "Failure is not an option." .... J-LAW... I couldn't agree with you more. Excited to share more details when we can.

I remember when I first got to LA and I was trying to set up meetings with reps, and told them about all the work we did in Seattle, training with Klem Daniels and amazing CD's, and someone straight up said, " We DON'T CARE WHAT YOU DID IN SEATTLE, THIS IS LA." Well, thank you to that person and to so many others who keep pushing me to believe in myself, and seek the "impossible," because as far as I'm concerned, the impossible is for those who choose to believe in it. I'm not one of those people. A big shout out to my team, my family, coaches, mentors, and those who have been a positive influence in my life.

As Gina Rodriguez would say, I CAN AND I WILL.

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If you haven't already checked out my new original series I co-created, click here to watch We're NOT Friends, now streaming!


NOW STREAMING! Pilot to We're NOT Friends


The "New Girl" of Generation X

Check out the pilot above, leave us a comment on our YouTube Channel, and Don't Forget to Subscribe! If you like what you see and want more episodes, be sure to share with your friends! We are so excited to hear from you.

About We're NOT Friends:

Two unlikely twenty-somethings from different sides of the track end up becoming roommates by chance and turn each other's worlds upside down.  Don, a now ex-minor league baseball player, finds himself stuck in LA with no job, no fiance, no money, and no hope. In order to keep his house that he no longer can afford, he reluctantly starts interviewing roommates and between comic nerds and tattoo’ed sumo wrestlers, Don ends up getting stuck with his polar opposite... the relentlessly positive, upbeat, Ashley, an aspiring news reporter who doesn't understand the concept of "boundaries."

Though relentless, acting on her impulses to be the first and best at everything she does, Ashley, unknowingly takes an unpaid internship as a recent college graduate for Hollywood’s biggest bitch in town, working effortlessly to prove that if done ‘right’ she can have that perfect job, romantic life and more.  She is confused by Don’s seemingly nonchalance take on life and his unwillingness to see the glass half full, but that doesn’t stop her from nosying her way into his life.

Don and Ashley try to navigate through life under one house, but as much as they would like to, neither of them can accept merely “co-existing,” and unintentionally push each other to the limit. Both, extremely passionate, but in may ways ignorant to the world around them, the two stubborn roommates unknowingly bring the yin and yang the other lacks, and through this insane love-hate dynamic, both might uncover that it isn't always about the home run that wins the world series.. but more the curve balls that make the game of life worth playing.

For new episodes every Wednesday, subscribe to We're NOT Friends here!



Watch clip JEWS ON A PLANE - Broad City Season Finale, opposite Seth Green!


Broad City (Season 3 Finale - Rachel Hanowitz) Ashley Bornancin from ashleyb on Vimeo.

It was so fun to work on this 3-day shoot with the co-creators of Broad City, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, and to act opposite another awesome person I am working with on another series, Seth Green! (Total surprise we were both booked on the same episode!)

I hope you enjoy watching this clip from JEWS ON A PLANE. Would love to hear from you below! :)