Jade Jackman is a creative polymath who has experience in a diverse range of roles within the production and digital spheres. Best known for her directorial work for brands, such as Gucci, and documentary filmmaking work that has led her around the world... She has also worked as a copywriter, consultant, speaker and researcher for various institutions such as the Victoria & Albert, Soho House, VICE, the Guardian and more. In 2018, she won best new director at the British Film Institute’s Future Film Festival and in November 2019 was nominated for Best New Director by the SHOTS which profiles the world's most creative advertising every day. She is currently represented by Black Dog Films & Ridley Scott Creative Group for music videos and commercial film shoots. Her work has been profiled in Dazed & Confused, i-D, Vogue, Nowness, Refinery29 and more. She has also been profiled as a woman shaping the future of the creative industries by the Dots.Locked Pro Plan feature
After successfully creating several videos for VICE in a freelance capacity, I was offered a role as a self-shooting researcher. In this role, I researched and developed stories that would suit VICE’s short-form video strand. We also were required to analyze data to help improve engagement with content. For example, look for keywords or trends that VICE’s online audience responded well to and incorporate this into copy. While there, I interviewed and shot well-known figures such as Nadya from Pussy Riot.
I contributed to Dazed Digital and work between text, video and photos. For Dazed, I have covered the refugee protest, the #dontbombSyria protest, an housing occupation and done a mixture of written arts / culture interviews. I still contribute to Dazed on a freelance basis.
Bachelor's degree, Law and Anthropology. Founded a human rights society, written regularly for the LSE paper, worked in an editorial position for the Clare Market Review
About: The Just So Film Fund in association with Sheffield Doc/Fest. The Just So Film Fund supports the next generation of filmmakers and champions creativity within short form documentary. In this narrow but crowded space, we know how hard it is for filmmakers to find & develop a creative voice. This is an opportunity to experiment, to push the boundaries, to think about the way films are told & present true life in bold and innovative ways. We will award 12 grants to filmmakers with untold stories and will also provide those films with a home on the Postcards platform. The brief is simple: short form documentary ideas (1-5 minutes aprx.) that concern themselves with form and not just content. My film "Calling Home" premiered on VICE / i-D in 2017 and was about the women that the British government doesn't want you to see...