Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Ashley Park Partners With Starbucks for New Short Film

The short film is now streaming on YouTube.

Ashley Park Partners With Starbucks for New Short Film

Starbucks has teamed up with Tony-nominated actress Ashley Park to create a new short film.

A new study reveals that now more than ever we feel the need to connect with each other, yet never have we been more distracted: nearly 90 percent of Americans say it's more important to be present in the moment and connect with each other than two years ago.

Nearly three out of four say they sometimes struggle to be present in their daily lives--and are twice as likely to struggle to be present with their closest loved ones, compared to more casual relationships, like co-workers.

Introducing The Starbucks® Coffee Break-away, a chance to break away from everyday distractions, wherever you are, to tune into those who matter most, inspired by Starbucks ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages.

Starbucks teamed up with Park to create The Starbucks® Coffee Break-away, set in a larger-than-life place that's also the perfect setting for small moments of human connection: the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. As one of the world's most renowned and popular locations, the museum is known for its vast exhibitions and collections but is first and foremost a place that inspires connection with the world around us, including each other.

"We know that sharing a coffee is a way for people to connect with one another. In fact, more than half of coffee drinkers say coffee helps create meaningful moments with their friends and family," said Jenn Wong, vice president, Channel Development Americas at Starbucks.

"We're thrilled to team up with Ashley Park to help bring this to life, at a time when we're craving deep connection with one another."

"When you're truly in the moment with someone, it can feel like you're the only people there. It's a rare and beautiful feeling, and I'm so happy we were able to make it a reality for pairs of loved ones who needed help reconnecting," said Ashley. "It was an honor to be a part of these special moments, and they taught me a lesson that I will take with me in my life, to make an effort to put aside distractions to be in the moment and truly connect with those I love."

In a heartwarming film, unsuspecting individuals come upon an unexpected and personal
display in the museum, created just for them by their loved ones. The display recounts past experiences spent together, in which they were truly living in the moment. Calling up the
desire to reconnect, each pair does just that -- in a surprise reveal that starts with a day at the museum, completely reserved for the two of them. The film aims to inspire everyone to tune into what matters most.

Ashley Park was most recently seen in the role of Mindy Chen in the Netflix series, "Emily in Paris. She also portrays the role of Ashley in the Peacock original series Girls5Eva.

Park starred as Gretchen Wieners in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, Mean Girls, which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Park had previously been seen as Tuptim in the 2015 Broadway revival of The King & I.

Park made her Broadway debut as a member of the ensemble in Mamma Mia! at the Broadhurst Theatre on February 17, 2014. In February 2017, she appeared in the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George as Celeste #1 and Theresa alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, and Ruthie Ann Miles. In the fall of 2017, Park portrayed MwE in the off-Broadway musical, KPOP, at the Ars Nova.



Related Stories

From This Author - Michael Major


Appalachian Road Show Covers Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Honoring the Resilience of Appalachia on 'Jubilation'
August 9, 2022

‘Jubilation’ features 13-tracks of instrumental runs, songs inspired by the Civil War and America’s barn dance eras, and music influenced by greats from Tony Rice, Flatt and Scruggs, and 8-string fiddle pioneer Benny Martin to Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin. The album’s first single “Blue Ridge Mountain Baby” is out now. Plus, check out tour dates!

MENGERS Announce U.S. Tour Dates
August 9, 2022

The first leg kicks off August 20 in Chicago, IL and concludes in Philadelphia, PA. The next run starts on October 27 in Long Beach, CA and winds up at Seattle, WA’s Freakout Festival November 10-13. Along the way they hit New York City on August 26 for a show at Berlin Under A with their Devil In The Woods Records label-mates Sgt. Papers.

Nicki Minaj's Queen Radio Officially Returns August 11 on Amp
August 9, 2022

Hip-hop legend and multi-platinum artist Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio will make its official return on Amp, the new live radio app from Amazon. Fans will be able to listen to Nicki live through the app, and call in for a chance to ask Nicki questions and interact with her directly. Full Queen Radio episodes will be available to stream on Amazon Music.

John Petrucci Announces More Dates To Solo Tour
August 9, 2022

The shows in Boston, MA (October 7th); New York, NY (October 13th) and Washington, DC (October 15th) were announced last month, and fans demanded more performances after learning that the tour would feature former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and legendary bassist Dave LaRue all on the same stage.

RTG Features & MSM to Team Up for Run TMC Documentary
August 9, 2022

RTG Features and MSM, the producers of the award-winning documentary series The Last Dance, are in pre-production on what they’re calling “the most fun sports doc of all time” – a feature-length documentary on Run TMC, the colorful, high-scoring trio of Golden State Warriors teammates consisting of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin.